How Not to Respond to Street Harassment

“Oh, I can relate to that. I remember this one time when I was 11 years old and walking home from school, some older kids said something nasty to me.”This was a response I received from someone I care very deeply about, after I shared the myriad ways by which, as a young girl, I had been harassed on the streets of Brooklyn. Two instances of that harassment stand out among the others too numerous to count:...more

Open Letter to Shoshana Roberts - re street harassment

 Open letter to Shoshana Roberts:

Because I Just Can't Handle Men Paying Attention to Me

Naturally, since I loved all the posts from last month's link up, I shared them via Twitter. Like Misha's post, where among other things she mentions how girls are taught that they are "distractions." It reminded me of this time in high school when all of the girls were gathered together for an assembly to learn how we were making male teachers uncomfortable with our clothing choices. Yeah. Great lesson. ...more
Adelewishnot That's true and those are great points, but intuition doesn't always help during ...more

Checked By A Toddler: A Street Harassment Tale

Yep. You read that right.My Lil' Man...dude who's got me by at least 4 inches now...checked a slimeball at the tender age of 4 on a midtown Manhattan street corner, during a busy morning commute....more