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I went into the convenience store to grab a soda. As I walk in I notice that the guy at the counter leaves the counter and follows me to the fridge. I grab my drink and glance over, figuring that perhaps he forgot something. When I glance over he is messing with something in a book bag. This was strange so I walk away quickly to the counter. Sure enough this guy follows me and stands next to me. While I’m paying he continues to mess with something in his bag. I look over and realize it’s a video camera!!! As I’m waiting for the transaction to end, I know what he is going to do. I knew he was just waiting for me to turn around to leave so that he could film me walking to my car. I thought maybe I was being paranoid, but after I got my receipt I turned to leave but then abruptly turned straight back around. Sure enough- there he was video camera aimed right at me. I palmed the camera down and shouted “what the f#$* is wrong with you?” And he just gives me a blank look before pretending not to speak English. I looked at the store clerk, but just blank stares from everyone. I called the police but he was long gone. I felt sooooo angry for the rest of the day. One of the worst part was having other people around do/say nothing. Everyone was just starting at me like “oh no- what is she going to do” and in my head I’m screaming THIS IS NOT OK!
As I was walking home from class a man in his mid 30s approached me. He stopped me and said “damn you got a nice rack” and I told him to shove it and leave me alone. As I started to walk away he grabbed me by the shoulder and called me a cunt who couldn’t take a compliment.
Walking from my car to my friends apartment across the street one car going one way “you fat ass!” “who do you think you are” other car comes from other direction “hey sexyyyyyy”
I was walking the two blocks from the cornerstone to my apartment when an older man ran across the street yelling “Miss! Hey miss!” He came up behind me and grabbed my shoulder to turn me around. When he saw me up close he looked confused. “I thought you were a woman,” he said as he quickly walked away.
Mail carrier near a local park, constantly touching me and following me on walks, pulled down the front of my dress and told me I shouldn’t have so many tattoos if I don’t want him to look at them. Constantly knocking on my door for 5-10 min at a time. Yelling through my window if I don’t answer.
A man yelled animal noises at me out of a moving vehicle.
I was walking half a block from a parking lot in shockoe bottom to a club on 18th street. it was star wars night, so i was dressed as ‘sexy vader’ in a corset, a skirt, long gloves, and lady gaga-esque heel-less heels on.(pictured) i was holding hands with my boyfriend and crossing grace street when a guy in the passenger’s side of a car yelled out the window (as the car came to a stop, also) ‘GOD DAMN YOU ARE SO FUCKING FINE I WANNA FUCK YOU RIGHT HERE IN THE STREET! YOU WANNA GET IN THE CAR BABY?’ obviously, i laughed, because … really? he then yelled ‘YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOU’RE MISSING, BITCH!’ and drove away. i thought it was hilariously pathetic.
I was walking back to my residence hall at school after making an emergency Kroger run and to get into my hall from Kroger, I have to cut through a corner in front of my campus bookstore where we get a ton of traffic and we had paid canvassers out collecting petition signatures for economic development in one of the poorest parts of Richmond. I signed the petition and then the guy collecting signatures asked me in a whisper (after we’d chatted for like a minute) if I had a boyfriend (no) ..and then he asked me if I was interested in having a boyfriend (no on both accounts right now).. I think my non verbal “fuck off” slowly gave him the hint.