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While serving my country in the US Navy for 15 years, I endured harassment almost daily. I moved through the ranks at a fairly fast pace and for this I became the object of alot of men’s negativity. Men that I worked with constantly said I “slept my way to the top”. I was embarrassed and it hurt my feelings. Looking back, I should not have hung my head in shame. I didn’t do anything but study hard and work even harder. I hope this website makes it to the women of the military…they could use all the help they can get.
I went shopping last week at the mall. I bought some things from Victoria Secret. I was walking through the mall, holding my VS bag and a group of guys were walking behind me. NO.BIG.DEAL. I didn’t think twice about it until one them tapped me on the shoulder and asked me what I had bought from VS for him.
WHAT. How dare he ask me what I had bought from the store. What I had bought was NONE of his business. I didn’t answer him so another friend said, “come on man, leave her alone. She didn’t by anything for you from VS she bought it for me, and I’ll tell you about it later on after I get it off of her”.
That was it. I turned around called them all jerks and ran out of the mall.
Can I not even go shopping without comments being made to me?
I wish I would have turned around and knocked them all out with my VS bag.
My husband and I were taking a walk, it was in the evening. He was holding my hand, clearly making it known that we were a couple. A car passed us with two men inside. One of the men shouted out the window, “I had her last night” and passed us.
They had to stop at a stop sign and we continued walking. When my husband seen that they had stopped at the sign he ran up to the car and tried to open the door. People were watching what was happening. My husband just wanted that man to say he was sorry for shouting that to me. The man just rolled up the window- the light changed green and they sped away.
I felt so embarrassed because of the scene that just had happened. I don’t know WHY I felt embarrassed those men should have felt embarrassed. I didn’t do anything. I was walking with my husband holding HIS hand.
My hope is that every man would stand up to those who are creeps, like my husband did for me.
I hope that those guys learned a lesson and won’t do it again.
My mom, sister and I went for a walk yesterday evening. A car drove by, slowed down next to us and yelled “you girls are nothing but hoe’s”! My sister and I looked at each other, embarrassed that this happened in front of our mom. Our mom looked at us and asked, “why did they say that to us, what does that even mean”? We couldn’t give her an answer.
We had the same question.
What were we doing? NOTHING. Just walking down the street. We didn’t ask to be yelled at like that. We did nothing. When will we be able to walk down the street without being harassed?!
I was walking into the grocery with my 6 yr. old son. 3 men were standing outside of the door and it looked like they were eating lunch. As my son and I passed them they started say things to me. Things like, “hey baby, I’ll be your baby boy” and “hey baby, looking good”
My son looked at me, confused. He asked me why those men were saying things to me. He said, “I thought daddy only called you baby”
I had to talk to my son right then and there about respecting women.
not just women but ALL people have the right to walk to the grocery store without being harassed!
it was clear that those men did not have a mother who taught them how to respect women.
It was around 10pm and a friend and I were eating at Ihop. We were having a great time just laughing and talking. Then my friend dropped her fork and stared out the window. I looked and there he was. In the window, exposing himself. He had pressed his self up against the window while my friend and I were eating.
What did we do for him to do that?!
I was disgusted.
We no longer wanted to finish our dinner.
The staff ran outside after him but he had slipped away.
It makes my skin crawl knowing that it could happen again.