Brooklyn Activists Map Out All the Different Types of Street Harassment on a Depressing, Useful Chart
There's almost nothing that'll ruin your morning faster than a disgusting kissy noise, emanating from the face of some idiot trailing you down the block. Or a "flattering" remark about a body part you possess, which quickly turns into the outraged yelling of "BITCH! LESBIAN!" when you don't respond in quite the way he wanted. And those are the mildest forms of street harassment, which can quickly turn less mild and more criminal. In a 2007 online survey about subway harassment by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer's office, about 1,800 people responded, most of them women. Two-thirds said they'd been sexually harassed, and one-third said they had been sexually assaulted.
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