Category: Verbal

“I said a flat ‘Nope'” – Jami’s story

A friend and I were spending the day in D.C. We were about to walk down into the Smithsonian Metro Station and two men sitting nearby started calling out at us to “Smile! Smile!” I said a flat “Nope” as my friend and I continued our way down the steps.

“So I snarled” – Tracy’s story

Had my giant furry hood up because it’s still cold. A man came from behind and swoop from the side to get a good look at my face, so he was close enough for me to see his eyes light up as he spewed words. He walked with me, so I snarled.

“Yuck.” – Caitlin’s story

I was on a crowded purple route bus going north at around 5pm on Saturday. I, and many others, were standing (we were all packed in pretty tight), when my butt was grabbed. I turned to look who had done it, and it was an elderly man (maybe 70?) who then proceeded to pat his … Continued

“We take care of each other.” – Dee’s story

I’m a (female)teacher doing research at [university], my alma mater. Walking back to my car from the library, from the media center exit. I walked by three men, two of whom who didn’t even look like students (no backpacks) as they called the female student walking in front of me disparaging names about her weight, … Continued