"Hey Sexy, Nice ass!" Grrr, STREET HARRASSMENT!

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’ve only gotten it a few times. I ignore it and keep on walking. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

When I was 15, I was doing a medical training thing hosted by a university so I was walking downtown to the chiropractor’s office that I was told to go to, and a large group of construction workers started to hoot and holler. The way I responded?

“Hey assholes, I’m young enough to be your daughter! So kindly screw off.”

Now most of the time I just walk away, but FI is usually with me so I never get comments straight to my face.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@EastMeetsBarn:  You don’t go to the zoo and yell at the monkeys to be quiet, right?  Cause they’re animals and don’t understand…so they shriek and yowl and throw poo at each other…just like the apes hanging off the scaffolds in NY…when I lived there, I just always had my headphones on, rocking out to something so I wouldn’t hear it…plus, it kept people from asking me for change…bonus.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I’m the non-confrontational type, but I’ll just flip them a bird and leave it up until they drive away (tend to get car-yellers more than anything)

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

I always ignore it too.  I’m not gonna’ risk saying anything just in case they’re a crazy and they turn violent.

It’s funny because it irritates me while it’s happening.  But later when I look back on it, I always kind of feel good because it means I’m still attractive.  LOL!

Post # 9
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Helper bee

I hate this so much, but here’s one that actually made me laugh:

I was at the grocery store when a (very) elderly man came up behind me on a scooter and yelled “hubba, hubba”. I was with MY DAD and we both literally died laughing.

After typing this, I actually looked up “hubba, hubba” because I wasn’t quite sure what the actual meaning was. According to urban dictionary (very credible, lol) it means “extremely hot or sexy-looking, usually describing a woman.” Might have been the best compliment I’ve gotten, lol 😉

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Ugh, the newspaper guy by my subway station left and was replaced by a new guy. The new guy says “Hello, good morning” to everyone, so for the first few days I smiled and said hi. After the third day he started saying “you are so pretty, I love the way you look.” Then it devolved into “you should go to the gym, if you lost weight you would be the most beautiful woman in the world,” while he followed me down the subway stairs. 

I eventually called 311 and they said to report him to the public affairs bureau at our precinct, who obviously talked to him because now he is back to just saying hello and I ignore him. 

The man blocks the entrance to the train so he can harrass women, god I hate NYC!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

That article is great!

I usually just ignore it. However, most of the comments I get are from behind because I’ve got a big ol’ round booty. At that point there isn’t much I can do, I’m not going to turn around and chase them down.

I definitely make an effort to do the “leave me alone” body language when on the T and such.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My response depends on my mood at the time. Most of the time I just ignore it. Sometimes I wil tell them to eff off or just plain outright tell them they are gross or disgusting. 

Something super creepy happened to me yesterday though. I was on a smoke break (I know!), standing in my usual spot and a truck full of workers drove by. One whips out his cell and very obviously starts taking pics or a video of me… ugh! I feel totally violated! 

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@MabelleBliss:  What is it with car yellers? What’s the end game there? Do they think I’m going to pull off the road so we can have a quickie in the back of his pickup? I get those guys a LOT and I’m always so confused. 

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I had a friend who LOVED catcalls. Then someone shouted “NICE BUTTERFACE!”

Now she hates them.

I only get catcalled like 2-3 times a year, so they don’t bother me. I’m sure I would HATE it if I lived in NYC and had to deal with it every day!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@EastMeetsBarn:  I had a homeless bum tell me I had “nice hips” once.  Very awkward.  I wanted to run away!  My fiance told me I should have yelled back, “Nice Package!”  Just make them feel just as awkard.  LOL!

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