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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Foreplay for Holla Back Project: Suspected Subway Pleasurer Arrested
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|I had a disturbing trip on the green line the other night. I was coming back from school. As usual I climbed aboard a jam packed train and had to squeeze in front of some people to grab a pole. As I grab a pole I noticed that this guy slid right in behind me and grabbed the same pole. Let me tell you there was no where AT ALL for me to move and I think he knew that. SO he immediately pushes his crotch against my butt. Which has happened to me before...do they think I am just there for their pleasure??? This is when it gets worst though. I KNOW he actually pulled out his penis because I could feel the thing poking and literally throbbing as he was grinding up on me. The whole time his face was like 1 inch from me. I really felt scared. BUT yes this guy really did it. A hand started rubbing my crotch too like really rubbing it.. I was too scared to even look back and it could have been someone else too. it was SOOO tight I couldn’t go anywhere. Anyway he kept going then all the sudden pushed really hard and stopped. Just then he got off the train quickly and I never even really got a chance to see his face. However he did leave a disgusting wad of something on my jeans. I don’t know if it was spit or I HOPE not what I think it was. I am actually taking the bus for a while…. I was totally degraded and I would have taken a pic but I was like petrified and just tried to shrivel up and go away. I wish that creep's piece would fall off.|
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