Thursday, August 31, 2006
Monday, August 28, 2006
|Having coffee/tea in Harvard square the other night with a gal pal, three dudes walked by and not only stared at us; they did a triple take! I looked over and I got one of the grossest smiles anyone has ever given me. Hi, we're having some beverages. It is NOT that interesting. I chased them down with my camera but they got away. Probably to go bother someone else. Fuckers.|
Saturday, August 26, 2006
Thursday, August 24, 2006
You holla-ed at the wrong lady, sir...
|So this man was pacing near Davis Square for several hours, forcing women off the sidewalk into the busy street as they tried to avoid his rants and screams. I have no idea what was going on, but if this isn't the kind of behavior we aim to end, I don't know what is.|
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
HOT and BOTHERED in the OC
|I'm sitting at a stoplight in my car on Pacific Coast Highway, on the way to the doctor's office today. Outside my window, I see a cute couple, early 20's guy and gal walking down the street. The girl is wearing a jean skirt and flip flops (this was two minutes from the beach). How sweet. Two other men walking by approach them and pass. These men are in their late fifties. White hair.|
One of them does a double-take and I watch his eyes go right down to her ass. Then he turns back and tells his friend, they both stop and turn fully around, and start hitting each other, nodding their heads, making snide remarks and laughing. You know, as if they were a couple of horny, misogynistic teenagers.
At least the girl (and her boyfriend) were turned the other way and didn't notice them. But I did. And I thought, "Don't they have daughters? Unacceptable!!"
-Michelle, Laguna Beach, CA
Sunday, August 20, 2006
Friday, August 18, 2006
|Few years ago, I had a job in this incredibly sexist coffeeshop. The owners were brothers who were constantly trying to create this "gentleman's club" for the other guys that worked there - nevermind the women on staff. But the money was okay, the manager seemed decent, and it was a hip place to work at the time, so I stuck it out.|
One afternoon, my manager, out of nowhere, asked me if I was wearing a thong at work. I probably wasn't even 20 at the time and because no one ever talked to me that way in that environment, I didn't even respond. I walked around nervous, feeling violated in a way I couldn't explain or understand (honestly, until years later). But later that same day, the other guys at work were teasing the manager, who also happened to be a painter, about "slinging his paint" around in his apartment with his girlfriend, and I nearly lost it. I quit soon after, and that memory has haunted me for years. The mental image I have of that guy, throwing his juice around his apartment, assumedly in the direction of his girlfriend, makes me cringe even now.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
It's not Halloween - it's Wednesday!!
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Vacation...had to get away?
|Um, sometimes I don't even bother to holla back because this crap is so rampant. I mean, can we just talk about how many dudes stared me down on vacation a couple of weeks ago? like followed me with their eyes like they'd never seen a woman before. I couldn't possibly take all of their pictures if I tried. So tired of being unsafe with leering fucks. Whatever...felt like venting. I know I'm not alone. And thats fucked up.|
Friday, August 11, 2006
Driving me crazy
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Monday, August 07, 2006
Public - not pubic - spaces
|I was walking down the street in San Francisco and some dude had his hands down his pants, RUBBING HIMSELF IN BROAD DAYLIGHT. Gross, dude! I would have taken his picture if I weren't so anxious to get outta there. |
I hate this shit.
Saturday, August 05, 2006
HIT ON THIS!
|I was walking out of a mall in New Hampshire with my boyfriend when we passed 2 guys who looked a little older than us. Not even looking at them one said as he stared at me, "Dammnn, sexy." As if that wasn't embarrassing enough, he procceeded to say to my boyfriend, "Man I hope you hit that pussy tonight! Be a man!"|
I could not believe anyone would say that right in front of me. I was so
humiliated and disgusted I practically ran to the car. GROSS!
Friday, August 04, 2006
Taking me home...
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Grabbing in Spain
|I was in Spain this past april for a school trip and it was one of our last nights there. Not really experiencing anything too horrible yet we went to some clubs on a friday night. going into the club there were a bunch of guys around our age, maybe|
a little older who were outside trying to get in also. they made a few comments outside, but my friends and I walked away. a few minutes later we saw them near us in the club, and they started trying to grab us to dance with them. None of us wanted to so we stayed away and used the power of our big group to watch out for each other. pretty soon they were back and one older guy was grabbing at my hips to dance with him. I said no I dont want to dance and quickly got away.
Later as we were leaving the club I was walking out with my friends when all of a sudden I felt someone grab my ass! I was shocked and turned around as fast as I could to catch the one who did it. I saw the group of guys but I didn't know who had done it. Needless to say, we got out of there quick.
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
|I live in Belmont, which is a really close suburb of Boston. I was just about to cross the street when this big truck drives up and doesn't move for like a whole minute. The guy in the passenger seat just sat there, LEERING at me.|
Hello, I just turned 14. I look like I'm 11 or 12. I'M TOO YOUNG FOR THIS!!!
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Just plane alcohol...
|On a flight yesterday, this guy was totally messing with everyone on the plane..including a very young girl who was sitting with her dad!! When the flight attendant finally had a talk with the very-likely-he-was-drunk or just super creepy dude, he did the whole "well, I'm afraid of flying thing" as if HE was the victim. If you're afraid, making it other people's - women's - problem is not helping anyone! You just can't go anywhere without a holla...geez.|