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It made me feel uncomfortable and self-conscious

13 Jun

As I was walking home from work, within the amount of time it took me to walk this block several male drivers from separate vehicles started honking at me, whistling, and sticking their heads out the window while yelling sexual comments. It didn’t make me feel complimented–it made me feel uncomfortable and self-conscious.  (Location: Speedway between Euclid and Park; reported by 23 year old female)



Street Harassment and Second Class Citizens

20 Jan

When we talk about street and public harassment committed against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender-identified individuals, it is important  we remember that this kind of violence does not exist in a vacuum.

“Second Class Citizens” BY RYAN JAMES YEZAK Continue reading

“…but girls shouldn’t walk alone at night”

12 Jan

Annie C., this week’s guest blog contributer, had this to say about street harassment:

“I grew up a “typical American Girl”. I played with dolls but I was offered trucks. I knew how to use tools and rode a bike. I was encouraged to do well in school and always told I could be whatever I wanted when I grew up. I was also always taught not to walk alone at night.

I don’t remember when this lesson began or who the first person to tell me it was, but I don’t remember a time when I didn’t know that girls don’t walk alone at night. Continue reading

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