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This corner is notorious for street harassers.
I often have to cross the street to avoid it.
It bothers me that it is accepted and that law enforcement do little about it.
This ugly old man with glasses on kept raising his eyebrows at me.
I stared at him for a long time with a “no” face.
On Sunday, I ran out to my car in pajamas to look for something.
On my way back into my apartment, a male truck driver cat-called from his window.
I was mortified that this occurred at my home, where all my neighbors could hear.
I could not respond back to my harrasser because the incident happened right outside of my front door and I was afraid the man would retaliate if he knew where I lived.
As I’m stopped at a crosswalk a man approached me, came about 2 inches from my face and asked me “hey baby, do they call you pinky?”
(I have pink hair… Very clever.)
I screamed a very aggressive threat at him and he followed me for a block yelling after me “is that a threat? Is that a threat? Hey girl, you threatening me?”
A man who followed me home in his car 6 months ago pulling over to masturbate in front of me followed me home again today.
About 6 months ago I was being followed home by a man in a white car who would periodically pull over to the sidewalk ahead of me and start masturbating so that I would see him as I walked by.
He did this 4 times until I took photos of his car and license plate.
While walking into a store with a 6 month old on my hip and a 3 year old holding my hand a man in a large group of guys yelled out, “Hey Honey, want another?” (In that shopping center there was a gym and I believe the creeps had just worked out there).
I said nothing and kept walking.
The only thing I thought was, “Not from you”!
I was at Venice Beach around Halloween with the guy I have been dating and we were both dressed in costumes. We were wondering around when a man yelled out to me across the crowd to tell me he liked what I was wearing. I didn’t respond and just kept walking. So he yelled out, “You have to say thank you if you wear something like that. You have to expect people to compliment you.” It was a perfect example of how society views women and what they expect from us. I felt embarrassed because people were looking at me as though I needed to say thank you to him. But I had no idea who this man was nor did I care what he thought about me. So I didn’t feel like I owed him my gratitude. I hate the position that men put me in when they harass me in public. It causes me to look as though I am “stuck up” because I don’t say thank you. I’m really unsure what the best way is to deal with this besides ignoring it for now.