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As a waitress, I’m paid to be polite. I’ll take your order, pour your beer, bring your food, and bus your dishes, all with a big smile on my face.
But don’t you think for a second that I’ll keep my mouth shut next time. I don’t care if I make a scene anymore.
Offer to “carry those dishes for me” because “my ass is so fine” again, and you’ll watch me go from a kitten to a lioness in .2 seconds.
I refuse to take those comments as part of the job. No more excuses. Next time I speak up.
I’ve always been harassed. I hide my beauty everyday to try and deter men from looking at me or saying things to me. I have suppressed so much of my true beauty because of so many years of mistreating me this way. I want to feel free and like I have a voice and I’m not afraid to use it. I don’t want to be scared of men anymore. God bless you women for being what will help me heal. thank you for doing this for us. im so gratgrateful you are saying why I’ve been trying to say for years. loveyou
Some creeper crossing the street leering at my chest and asking my tits how their day was…And all I had said was hi. Guess I “deserved it”
Today a man took advantage of a crowded MUNI streetcar to grope a young woman. She was able to move away from him, and spent the rest of the trip separated from her friends in the back. I saw what happened and asked if she was ok (she looked shaken, but nodded yeah). I told him that he couldn’t treat women like that but he pretended not to hear me. So I took his picture and am sharing it now so others can look out for this predator.
crossing the street, passed a pair of guys crossing in the same direction. One says to my back, “I think you’re hot.” I didn’t respond at all, though I kept thinking for the next two blocks that I wish I knew what to say to educate him. He looked young.
I was walking to my apartment from my car and a man was going the opposite way on the sidewalk. Just as we passed he grabbed my breast. Then he ran away. I was silent for about 2 seconds and then this crazy primal voice rose up from deep inside and I screamed at the very top of my lungs: FUCK YOU!!! YOU DO NOT GRAB A WOMAN’S BREAST WHEN YOU PASS HER ON THE STREET YOU PIECE OF SHIT!
Then I called the police. Surprise surprise, they had just received a call from another woman with the same complaint and the same description. What a rapey asshole. I don’t think they caught him. But I hope he gets caught soon. After the encounter I was really shaky and angry. It’s so violating.
I have lost my trust in men!
As [of] today I was walking towards the bus stop and I walked by 2 men. And one of them said to me when I was walking
“Excuse me, Excuse me! neighbor! Why won’t you say hi to me when I say hi to you! Why are you so mean! You’re fucking beautiful!” I ignored him, that’s for sure, but inside me I was feeling so uncomfortable.
I was saying to myself ” Why men can’t have respect for a woman?”
And I ask myself this –
“Why men look woman as objects? I have lost trust in men!”
I don’t feel safe in my neighborhood. I don’t dress inappropriate. I’m just a young single woman being myself.
I ihollaback because street harassment is getting way out of hand!
I just saw a homeless guy on the N Judah spit on two women and hit another in the head with his fist. He was caucasian and carrying a boombox. Be safe y’all.