graphic by Robin Hoyt
Street harassment is a serious and multi-faceted social problem that makes women and people of other marginalized groups unsafe in public spaces. HollaBackBoston does not define street harassment but believes harmful power dynamics in society lie at the core of our inequality. We believe that building a safe world demands diverse international fronts of resistance. Dedicated to the city of Boston, we continue to reclaim public space by empowering everyone to “HOLLA BACK” at street harassers.
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|I walk to and from the T stop (Griggs St/Long Ave) almost everyday to get to/from class. There is a middle aged man who always waves at me, and with his creepy grin, says "hi." I usually just ignore it and keep walking. I still hold the naive belief that maybe if I ignore him, he'll stop (hasn't in the last 2 years). |
Well, the other day, he is sitting with a friend. I try my best to pretend they are not even there, but the Hi Guy looks at his friend, and says loudly, "Oh, she's NICE" and they proceed to chat about me (and not my personality, I assure you) as I walk by. When I throw a look, I get the usual "Hi." Ugh!
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