Category: Harassment Stories

Leave My Ass Alone

There is a homeless shelter very close to where live that I pass by every day. Often, I get leers and comments about my body from the men hanging around outside of it as I pass. Today, one of them said, “damn, look at that ass” and I decided I’d had enough. I’d previously held … Continued

Link Light Rail

I had just gotten back from the airport after Thanksgiving, where a man had already called me a tramp in front of a group of people. On the ride back I felt extremely uncomfortable because I kept getting glances from men on the Link, and this lasted for an entire hour. When I got off … Continued

Repeat Offender

Verbal harassment EVERY time I walk by. Sexual invitations, comments about my body, and he calls me a bitch when I confront him.

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

9/22/17 I was walking home around 8:30 on a Friday night in Ballard, and as I passed the O’Reilly Auto Parts on 15th, some guy in the parking lot started yelling “hello” at me. I kept walking, saying to myself that I was going to let this one go, just keep walking and carry on … Continued

Harassed near Fred Meyer, Ballard

Was walking back home from the Fred Meyer on 45th, and had to cross through a side street that had several cars and RV’s parked on it. As I walked by a guy sitting in his car, he said, “Hey baby” or something like that. I turned around and flipped him off and kept walking. … Continued

Followed, Groped in Broad Daylight

So, I’m browsing kinokuniya waiting for some friends. I notice at the corner of my eye a man looking over at me multiple times. I try to shake off the annoyance and went to the magazine section. I’m reading a magazine when in the reflection of the magazine stand, I see the same man again. … Continued

Treated Like a Piece of Meat

Last week, I was walking with a group of friends around 11pm when a man tried to get my attention by grabbing my shoulder and softly saying “hey.” I recognized him from a butcher shop that I shop at every few weeks. Although I was thrown off guard by how he approached me, I initially … Continued

Drive By

Got “Woo’ed” at from a car passing by, moments after getting catcalled by a mysterious source (see story titled “Ghost Harasser”).

Ghost Harasser

Even in “nice” neighborhoods… I was walking down the street and a catcall came at me from somewhere. Didn’t even see the person (also didn’t really stop and look around for the source for obvious reasons…I was walking around in a neighborhood alone and didn’t see anyone else nearby).

Hollaback! Bundle

Decided to go on a nice, long walk from Ballard to the REI store in South Lake Union. Along the way, I got catcalled, leered at, and “Heyy’ed” at least 3 times. Some man at a gas station that I passed between Ballard and Fremont also said, “I never seen nothin’ like that…” as I … Continued