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Sarah’s Story: “I wanted to ask him if he confused me with a dog, since they’re the only creature on earth who would be attracted to a guy making kissing sounds…”

I should start by saying that this happened outside a day-shelter for homeless folks, so there are always lots of people around. But I have never had a single bad experience before today (even the guy who offered to sell me crack once was respectful and polite). But this morning at the crosswalk, a guy did the smoochy sounds and asked me how it was going. I wanted to ask him if he confused me with a dog, since they’re the only creature on earth who would be attracted to a guy making kissing sounds. I thought about flicking him off. But I didn’t do either. There were a bunch of other guys there, watching; I was keenly aware that I was pretty severely outnumbered if things escalated. So instead I waved him off with my hand and ignored him and walked away. Instead of saying something to his face, I’m saying something here. I also posted about it on facebook, where a really good discussion has cropped up.

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Isabel’s Story: “…I wish I wasn’t scared to say things to men who are creeps.”

This guy was taking pictures of a runner, and kept looking for other women to take a picture of. He had a camera (not just his cell phone) and had groceries. He was trying to hide his photography like not holding up the camera for long and putting it down in his lap. It creeped me out and MAYBE he was taking pictures for some other reason but I don’t think that women should have to worry about if some guy is taking their picture when they are out running, or walking, or anywhere.. Yuck. I was scared to say anything because of so many bad experiences so all I did was take his picture as he got off the bus to warn other women. I did glare at him but I wish I wasn’t scared to say things to men who are creeps.

 

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Lyu’s Story: Witness to Prom Night Harassment

I was waiting for the bus with my boyfriend and my roommate the other evening, and there were lots of teenagers in formal-wear coming in and out of restaurants and the parking garage, as it was prom night. On the bench a few feet in front of us sat two men who were clearly over the age of 50. Every time a 16 or 17 year old girl walked past towards the parking garage, the fogies craned themselves around to stare shamelessly at their obviously underage a**es, mumbling to each other in a perverted tone. I didn’t keep my voice down when I called them pedophiles multiple times, but they may as well have not heard me. …Well, they were old.

Know what else kills me inside? Even if I’d filmed them, they still wouldn’t end up on a sexual offender/predator list. According to our laws, they did no wrong.

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Greta’s Story: “…I’m in constant fear when I’m only trying to get home from work.”

This Friday and Saturday (April 17th and 18th) I was sitting at the bus stop on the opposite side of the Pantages Theater after working at the Twins Game just trying to get back to my apartment by the U of M. Both Friday and Saturday I was harassed by a total of 3 grown men (guessing they are in their 40s or older) in the 15 minutes or so I was waiting for my bus both days. On Friday one man kept standing by me and saying “hey honey” I tried to ignore him and not look at him at all but eventually I turned to him and just glared at him. Shortly after that another man in an SUV tried to get me to go into his car with him which to me was just terrifying because the rule is to never get into a car with a stranger, thankfully the light turned green and he had to drive away. On Saturday, in broad daylight, a group of men were getting off the bus that was in front of the one I was trying to get on and they all started yelling things like “hey baby where you goin?” I was worried they would start to follow me but thankfully they didn’t. I experienced my first street harassment when I was 13 at the Mall of America with my friend and the boys started following me and my friend we didn’t think much of it then but now that I’m 19 and basically have the be-scared-that-creeps-will-come-for-you mentality drilled into my head I’m in constant fear when I’m only trying to get home from work. That shouldn’t happen. To me, or to anyone else. I always thought that if I was to ever be harassed by men on the street I would tell them to “fuck off” or do something else besides sit there and take their shit. For a little while I was falling into the toxic idea that “oh it’s just a compliment” but when they were gone I was infuriated, I couldn’t believe I let people treat me that way and that I almost fell into a mentality I thought I would never experience, but it could have just been me in a panic trying to rationalize what was going on. So to those 3 men that decided to harass me, FUCK YOU.

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Monday Morning Meme

 

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my body democracy

Source: http://teafly.com/

 

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Monday Morning Meme

Monday Morning Meme

 

Here is this week’s Monday Morning Meme

 Ever been told to “Smile” by a stranger in a public space? This one’s for you.

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Monday Morning Meme

Monday Morning Meme

 

Here is this week’s Monday Morning Meme

 

SSH 4 ways

 

Source: Stop Street Harassment

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Lyu’s Story: Followed by a Creeper

I’m trying not to dwell on it, but something is still bothering me.

A couple of nights ago, my roommate and I were heading back to the house from the bus stop that’s just across two streets and several houses over. We crossed the first street, and noticed some guy jogging/running towards us, whistling to get our attention and snapping his fingers at us. As what is now an automatic reaction, I dialed 911 on our cell phone and held my thumb over the SEND button. After crossing two streets to get to us, he saw the phone in my hand, changed his expression and asked if we had cigarettes. We politely said that we didn’t, and he pretended to keep walking in the opposite direction that my roommate and I were going.

At this point, we just thought it was weird and a little sketchy. After crossing the second street, I looked behind us and saw the guy walking in our direction again. Could have been a coincidence until he sped up after we did. We got to the house before he could catch up with us again, and he turned around when we reached the front door. I was more infuriated than I was scared. I was even mad at myself for being unarmed, and I realize how screwed up that is.

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