65% of women experience street harassment and 41% have experienced physical forms of harassment. Anyone, anywhere can be harassed. I am taking a stand and I don’t want to just let this happen. Join in and write with chalk or on a poster a phrase used as harassment (ex. “Hey baby” “smile” ...) and put it somewhere street harassment can or has happened. Use the hashtags, #takebackthestreets#stopstreetharassment , and post a photo of what you are doing to take a stand. ❤️ it would help so much if you joined in to do this! @milliebobbybrown @sadiesink_ • Also if you do join in it please tag me in your photos!
65% of women experience street harassment and 41% have experienced physical forms of harassment. Anyone, anywhere can be harassed. I am taking a stand and I don’t want to just let this happen. Join in and write with chalk or on a poster a phrase used as harassment (ex. “Hey baby” “smile” ...) and put it somewhere street harassment can or has happened. Use the hashtags, #takebackthestreets#stopstreetharassment , and post a photo of what you are doing to take a stand. ❤️ it would help so much if you joined in to do this! @milliebobbybrown @sadiesink_ •also if you do join tag me in the photos please❤️
Hoy uno de los hombres que conduce éstos ...(vehículos a costa del esfuerzo animal) me ha dedicado unas palabras sin dudar en entrar en mi espacio personal y darme su opinión sobre cómo voy vestida...Me he encarado con él y me he cagado en su puta madre( xq, básicamente es lo primero que me salió). Y el pobre señor que no sabe que su madre es una mujer como yo y como tantas con las que se cruza cada día y a las que seguro les dedica la misma invasión que a mí, ha respondido muy ofendido,a lo que le he gritado más fuerte que NO ME HABLE y que QUIÉN COÑO se cree para FALTARME al RESPETO.
Hagamos ésto siempre, hagámoslo TODAS y que el mundo se entere de una puñetera vez de que tenemos OIDOS, OJOS y OPINION sobre ese ACOSO asqueroso que tantas veces nos dedican x la calle,que NO NOS GUSTA que nos MOLESTEN por la CALLE.
A la vuelta he dudado de pasar por el mismo sitio por el que paso todos los días porque son muchos, están todos juntos y son bastante iguales, la verdad, yo los veo y me los cruzó todos los días, y he sentido miedo. Pero he pasado,he levantado la cabeza y he vuelto a hacer el mismo camino. Y si hace falta, le gritó otra vez, y otra.
Que NADIE CALLE SU RESPUESTA.
“So I was walking in a SHOPPING MALL, I wasn’t even on the streets and these two guys were walking straight when they saw me and swerved towards me only for one of them to say this to the other one; ‘Let’s go this way... We’ll appreciate nature better...GOOD MORNING!’ I was disgusted because they did that right in front of my face and I was so pissed I didn’t even respond. Not cool. You can’t even walk alone at the mall anymore!”- anonymous
In both Xela and Belize it's been a constant cacophony of teeth sucking, kissy noises, explicit propositions, invitations, demands, and commentary that can turn into insults or following when ignored or rejected. I asked a local woman WTF and she said it's taught from a young age. "Come on, son. Let's go look for girls." Little boys told that grown women they've never met are their girlfriends, that women exist for them.
I saw two drunk, teen boys following a local teen girl walking alone. They were shouting explicit plans to sexually assault her.
When I checked out a ruin with three new friends from my hostel. The same streets went (mostly) quiet. My new friends were 6ft+ men.
This bullshit happens at home, too; my last trip to DC, Chicago, getting wolf-whistled at on a run in my neighborhood, ogled in the harbor.
It is not a complement. It is the act of a bully who wants someone else to know that their safety in a public space is under his power, that they are being ogled.
When people here ask me how I like Belize I say I have mixed feelings. It's beautiful, warm, wild, friendly. It's also exhausting and depressing. They tell me it's because I'm so beautiful, exotic, grey-eyed, tall, foreign, blond, etc. It's my fault.
As a woman traveling alone these men want me to be sure and know I don't belong here, and because I am here they are entitled to my time, attention, and body. So it's perfectly natural for them to turn angry and mean if I don't, "come here." There will be more posts about all the wonderful people who've directed me to the right buses, shared conversation, and done amazing tours. And even more on the ecosystem and unBelizeable things to see and do here. But also this, travelers. Also this. "MmMm! Hey, girl! I like the way you walk. Strong! Like you want to break something." "Just a couple things." #TravelBelize#Belize#travel#femalesolotravel#solotravel#stopstreetharassment#machismobullshit#streetharassment#notacomplement#unbelizeable#belizetourismboard#belizetourism#catcalling#metoo#travelguatemala#xela#quetzaltenango#guatemalatourism
@catcallsofnyc is an account that you can send your catcall experience to and she will write it in chalk on the street where it happened. she is based in nyc. here are a few examples of her work👆. | all creds go to @catcallsofnyc | follow her🐱🗣| follow us💛| #feminism#feminist#catcalls#equality#stopstreetharassment
Ik liep richting waar mijn vriendin woont en dat is bij Eerste van Swindenstraat. Ondertussen was ik aan het appen met haar. We waren grapjes aan het maken en ik glimlachte naar mijn scherm. Er liepen twee mannen van 40/50 langs waarvan 1 die naast mij stond zei “Lekker lachen he?” Ik maakte een tjoerie en liep verder.
I walked towards where my friend lives and that is at Eerste van Swindenstraat. In the meantime I was texting her. We were joking and I smiled at my screen. Two men of 40/50 walked past, of whom 1, who stood next to me said “Sexy smile ey?” I smacked my lips to let them know that I do not like that and walked on. ~ Anonymous #stopstreetharassment#amsterdam#catcalling
In de avond liepen wij op IJburglaan. We kwamen net terug van de bioscoop en gingen naar huis. Terwijl wij aan het lopen waren, werden we al telkens aangestaard door mannen in auto’s. Op een gegeven moment reed er een auto langs met ongeveer 4 jongens erin en hoorde we een kus geluid, zoals “Muah”. Ik keek om en zag dat 1 jongen uit zijn auto hing en lachend naar ons keek. Ik begrijp niet dat mensen dit leuk vinden om te doen, of denken dat ze zo aandacht van iemand krijgen, ik bedoel, ik ben je hond niet.
In the evening we walked over the IJburglaan. We have just returned from the cinema and were on our way home. As we walked, we were constantly watched by men in cars. At one point a car drove by with about 4 boys in it and we heard a kissing noise, like "Muah". I looked around and saw a boy hanging out of his car and smiling at us. I do not understand that people like to do this, or think they geof attention from someone like this, I mean I’m not your dog. ~ @a_rukhsarx & @dinaboudra. #stopstreetharassment#amsterdam#catcalling
“Three men were taking pictures of my chest and making crude remarks… they sped away and inside I was crushed” “Hey what’s your number?”
“I have a boyfriend.” “So what? Can’t we be friends?” “I told you I have a boyfriend.” “Fuck you then.” “*While eating an ice-cream cone* Yeah lick that, baby”
Today I have been stared at, shouted at, catcalled, whistles at, even touched. Why? Because I dared to wear something that exposed my shoulders and chest on a summers day.
Cancelled plans and went home feeling emotional after being made to feel like a price of meat, dehumanised, sexualised, verbally abused if I dared to tell someone to stop.
Catcalling is not ok. I am not here for your entertainment. Stop it.
Ik zat een keer met mijn moeder in de bus, er waren niet veel plekken. Dus ik besloot om te gaan zitten naast een meneer (aangezien er geen andere plekken meer waren), mijn moeder die stond wel. Die meneer begon opeens tegen mij te praten en zei al ongepaste dingen zoals: “Je bent misschien nog jong, maar ik zou jouw echt doen,” of hij raakte me iets te intiem aan. I was once with my mother in the bus and there were not many seats, I then decided to sit next to a man (since there were no other seats anymore), my mother was standing. That man started talking to me and already said some inappropriate things like: “You may be young, but I would defenitly do you”, or he would touch me a little too intimate. ~ Anonymous. #stopstreetharassment#amsterdam#catcalling
I got cat called on the street this morning. This is what I was wearing. I'm not here for your objectification. I am not your doll or honey. It's time we #stopstreetharassment#stopcatcalling .
By the way, I absolutely ADORE this outfit, and think I look like the bee's knees! It's a @retroliciousbrand dress from a few years ago with a number print. I used to wear this on days I gave my students Math tests. #ootd#retrolicious#retroliciousbrand
"I was on vacation in NYC with a girlfriend some guy came up to us saying 'you look like you need a dick in you, maybe your friend would like some too?' And i’ve literally never been so terrified" - @sophie.vandael #stopstreetharassment