PART II: Gang Stalking: Another Form of Street Harassment and It’s More Prevalent Than You Think

I wanted to take a further look into gang stalking in general, and my continued personal experiences of black “Christians” targeting me.

Of course stalking is an unlawful/criminal act, so it does not surprise me in this day and age that black “Chrsitians” (both male and female) are the primary perpetrators of it. Most of them are ghetto, faux gangster, down-low, over the top false maschismo and down-low lesbians. This is a fact.  However, let’s take a deeper look into gang stalking.

Gang stalking involves a group of individual, some have argued, that are part of a ‘system.,’  Some have argued that gang stalking is governmental.   Let’s being with the understanding that gang stalkers are social degenerates who have no means nor intention to create any progress in their lives. Thus, we are, for now taking a gander of this system from a socially dysfunctional perspective.  The system is to destroy, annihilate, embarrass and or impoverish the targeted individual through gaslighting, stalking and street harassment.  Gang stalkers are part of groups but not in obvious clusters that laymen have witnessed on the news who engage in the ‘knockout’ game.  These are yet another group of criminals who travel in packs similar to wolves and target random individual.

Someone could easily think I am a random individual since I don’t know any of the black pagan “Christians” who engage in this activity directed towards me, but unfortunately this is to the contrary.  This group of people selects an individual that they have been watching, observing, sending texts and emails about for weeks, months and in most cases years.  A targeted individual usually have a talent, skill, personality or perceived benefit that this system wants access to.  Beware, it is not because they desire you for you, no, they are envious—they seek to take by destruction that which they cannot have access to, which is you.

What I have noticed in the Washington, D.C. metro area, including Maryland, is that most black pagan “Christians” are hateful and jealous of people in general. Whatever their personal failings, desires or general hate will not dissipate if they ever achieve their sinister goals. No, they will still be left the same empty shells of soulless bodies that they invited demonic spirits to inhabit just as before they targeted an individual.  These are the things you will observe about them:

  1. These black pagan “Christians” find joy in disrespecting, gaslighting, physically attacking and verbally abusing total strangers for sport or to see if that targeted individual will break.
  2. These strangers know personal details about your life, share information about you with other strangers. Black pagan “Christians” like to watch their prey to sense their awareness of their impending attacks. Any normal person would respond with apprehension that total strangers are trying to get into your personal life just so they can insult and perpetrate even more criminal acts against you.
  3. Targeted individuals are usually selective, have or maintain high standards regarding what type of people they would allow themselves to be in contact with and are focused on higher goals. For gang stalkers, their goals are nefarious and they seek to curse them upon the targeted individual.
  4. Gang stalkers are part of a system, not a progressive one that seeks to build character, community and build strong relationships. It is a simple groupthink mentality of hatred and dissatisfaction with their own lives.  Thus a targeted individual who is not a willing participant in their ‘staged’ arena is someone who sees through their façade of fake ‘pro-black’ consciousness, false disdain of certain systems as they are the exact replica who purvey a similar system on members of their own race.
  5. They are of the most evil of hypocrites when it comes to race matters, spirituality and belief in God.  As mentioned so many times that most street harassers are demonic, and upon research those who have studied gang stalkers have consistently purported that it is a spiritual war, I would dare add that it is a mental war as well.
  6. Gang stalkers, both the sexual depraved black pagan “Christian” males and the undercover black “Christian” lesbian who are dissatisfied with the direction of their lives, are unapologetically OBSESSED with the targeted individual. Their obsession has caused even further social dysfunction in their ability to act like normal human beings.  They have an inability to integrate for the purposes of learning to better themselves, nor do they care to.  Gang stalkers who are another form of street harassers are the embodiment of the demonic spirit whose primary arsenal is deception, diversion and distraction.  The targeted individual is the diversion and distraction from their own personal failings in life and the deception is the modis operandi or justification they use to rationalize their criminal and indecent conduct.
  7. Female gang stalkers among black pagan “Christians” of today are usually lesbian. Think about it for a moment: what normal functioning, well-adjusted grown women in western society bothers another grown woman who is a total stranger for no reason?  For what purpose?  They are trying to get the attention of heterosexual women because the targeted individual’s mere existence is an affront to their well-being.  Black female pagan “Christian” gang stalkers will follow you into the bathroom (yes, this true), will find ways to ‘brush up’ against a female targeted individual and will also attempt to instigate an altercation either by putting their hands on the targeted woman, standing too close behind and snorting and exaggeration of clearing the throat.  This is very disgusting and that’s their goal to show the targeted individual who they really are in a subversive manner while ironically seeking that targeted individual’s approval.  Female black lesbian gang stalkers are obsessed with straight women of their own race and this nothing more than sexual/street and workplace harassment.
  8. Black pagan “Christians” hate Sunni Muslims, especially those of the same race as them.  Imagine these types of “Christians” applaud lesbian, switchhitters in their houses of worship, multiple children born out of wedlock with multiple fathers,  down-low black males, black males raping their own mothers and children, acceptance of their disrespecting others as long as they pay their ‘tithes,’ vandalism as long it is against someone they agree on who is their target, dishonest black pagan “Christian” politicians, their religious leaders disrespecting women; but for some reason they cannot handle law abiding, highly educated Sunni Muslims who mind their business?  Think about it for a minute, why is every sin and evil act condoned by this core group of today’s black “Christians”?  It is because they are minions of the anti-Christ and whatever the TRUE God says do not do, they say do–just like Satan. They are the biggest undercover purveyors of the Church of Satan.
  9. Gang stalkers do not walk in groups. They position themselves in certain places known to be frequented by the individual, separately.  It is not that they are being insidious.  They believe that their goal to target the individual will be more affective if they do it at different times of the day, with different people as part of a mind game.  Gang stalkers make it obvious that they are part of this group as they consistently are on their mobile phones disseminating and transferring data that they have gathered about the individual.  Thereafter, they will stare at you with a look or accompanied with a snort or some clearing throat growl to indicate that you are the targeted individual.

There is really no need to discuss in detail political motives that black pagan “Christian” gang stalkers and street harassers may have for targeting individuals of their own race.  We know from history that every black leader, black person who was intelligent, had potential or could have been a force for social change (for black people’s benefit, mind you) was undermined by a black pagan “Christian.”  For example, Hughie Newton a member of the Black Panther Party was assassinated because a black “Christian” told details of not just the building but where his actual bedroom was.  El Hajj Malik Shabazz, formerly known as Malcolm X was killed by black “Christians.”  The shooters were neither part of the former group he left nor were they Sunni Muslims, they were black “Christians” who were government agents.  I always found it so ironic how black “Christians” attempt to pretend to look up to these leaders when they in their own generation attempt to destroy any potential that may spring forth out of their race.  Even during the Civil Rights march where black peaceful protesters had signs which read ‘I AM A MAN’ the primary photographer was a black “Christians” who worked for the U.S. government and merely sought to get closer to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s inner circle.  So, if one learned even some tidbits of American and black history, there is no surprise that gang stalkers are dark-skinned, black pagan “Christians.”  The same ones who will falsely disparage the targeted individual are the same ones yelling about being targeted by police, police brutality and black unity.  Their evil and hypocrisy is so normalized amongst them who are part of their ‘system’ that is  very clear that those who do not fall for their smoke and mirrors rhetoric would easily become targeted individuals.  It was always these types who were the primary agents of the harm that befell targeted individuals.

They can be the biggest enemy of blacks in general and despite the targeted individual’s talent, intelligence or skill, they seek to destroy that person because they believe it should have been them who possessed those qualities or perceived characteristics.  Never mind of taking personal responsibility for the direction their lives took, their failure to actually take the time to cultivate such virtues within themselves, no they rather destroy the targeted individual to placate the gaping hole that lies within them, where decency, honesty and code of ethos should lie.

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Gang Stalking: Another Form of Street Harassment and It’s More Prevalent Than You Think

My Thoughts on Gang Stalking:  It’s More Prevalent Than You Think

When one thinks of street harassment, it usually conjures images of ‘slick-talking’ black (and West African) males with ‘no game’ who are wickedly desperate and therefore force themselves on strangers; or black male sexual predators who believe they can have easy access to vulnerable members of the general population:  women and children.

However, there is another type of street harassment that goes beyond the normal sexual deviancy of street harassers–gang stalking.

From what I understand and have experienced, it is a system of people (in my case black “Christians” who work in conjunction with the approving cooperation of low-level whites who are just like them) who seek to intimidate, stalk and eventually dismantle the sanity a particular person.  Persons (male and female) who engage in this conduct are total strangers who harbor ill-will towards humanity, but these people have information about this person that under normal circumstances they should not have; i.e., they are not a friend, employer, family member nor someone that I had transacted any business with.

Targets of gang stalking have spoken out tremendously about their experiences have noted that it includes gaslighting wherein the groups of individuals—who mind you do not appear in groups when they target the person engage in a series of activities intended to cause psychological harm and intimidation.  Other than sadistic pleasure they receive from harming a stranger, they seek to destroy the person based on what that person has that they don’t. Yes, it is primarily based on envy, but there is something more sinister in play:  their goal is to undermine the mind, achievement and talent of their target because quite frankly they do not possess those characteristics nor the wherewithal to achieve them.  I find this acute among black Americans and West Africans.  When they cause harm to their target(s) they will literally laugh and mock them in broad public, give threatening looks, pretend to ‘bump’ into their target to gauge their response to external, negative stimuli (which includes strangers for NO reason walking too close behind you and very audibly “sucking” their teeth or loudly “hemming in hawing” as a means to announce their existence in your presence and hopefully intimidate and/or aggravate you; or pretend to know the stranger in order to legitimize the lack of morals, intelligence and success they have in their own lives.  You will also find that they will provide the same excuse to justify their deviant behavior in both street harassment and gangstalking such as “she crazy” or the variant “I told ya’ll she crazy”, “I ain’t thinkin’ ’bout that b***** ” or “pssstsh you ain’t all that” and “so the f*** what.”  This is often accompanied by an insidious smirk or hysterical laughter which to an ordinary, reasonable onlooker appears to be what it is–out of context of normal social situations and “off.”

Others have indicated far more nefarious motives behind this type of criminality. They indicate that targets are often political dissidents, highly intelligent or are considered non-conformists.  One thing I have noticed with black “Christians” who perpetrate these crimes is that they often sit in their cars or on the side of buildings staring at their target and are always transmitting their observations via their mobile phones to other members of their gang stalking ‘group.’  They are dangerous and evil and agents of Satanic worship; this despite many of them who profess their “love” for Jesus Christ. Many people have awaken to the understanding that the person referred to as demonic will not take offense; those individuals will even laugh at the reference because they know it is accurate. It must be noted that these individuals are usually the purveyors of slander and are reminiscent of their historical black “Christian” predecessors who did the same to much more prominent blacks; just for money, approval by powerful individuals and to satiate the gaping dissatisfaction that fill their lives due to their own personal failings and lack of success. Thus, we can see that gang stalker also perform these acts on the job with the primary desire to rid an individual whom they believe is a potential threat to their own position, status or simply self-worth.  This should be considered a health crisis, but that would require Americans to actually admit the United States is filled with so many narcissistic dangerous individuals that it is better to keep the general populace under the grips of these dangerous persons.

Stalking is, just as harassment, illegal, but it remains a constant reality in American daily life.  It is better that these criminals are exposed rather than such maladaptation of human behavior becomes an ever-growing portion of the normalization of social dysfunction that plagues this country.

PART II: (When Blacks Attack and Rape their Own Daughters & Mothers: What Chance to Victims of Their Street Harassment Have?) Now for the black FEMALES who rape, street harass and sexual assault men, black women and black children

Rape, street harassment and sexual assault are not only perpetrated by black males but also their black “Christian” female counterparts. One of the most publicized rapes committed by a black woman occurred in Seattle, Washngton in which a two black women picked up a white guy hitching a ride and pulled a gun on him while the other raped him:

· 2013: ‘Cierra Ross, Chicago Mom, Charged With Raping Man at Gunpoint’: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/06/cierra-ross-charged-raping-man_n_3882608.html

Another instance occurred when a black “Christian” female climbed through a white male’s window and mounted him while he slept:

· 2014: ‘Woman charged with Breaking Into Home and Raping Man’: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/15/chantae-gilman-woman-rapes-man-seattle_n_5824456.html

These black “Christians” know no bounds in violating another’s bodily integrity and boundaries:

· 2017: ‘Woman rapes man at knifepoint after he makes sex tape threat’:  http://rightwingnews.com/crime/woman-rapes-man-knifepoint-makes-sex-tape-threat/

In Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia, a core group of black “Christian” females harass other black women.  There is a subtle known fact that many of these black “Christian” females are butch or closeted lesbians and seek to hit on, verbally abuse and mock heterosexual women, especially if the latter is modest and religiously clad.  You will witness these black lesbian “Christians” (oxymoron) in their best passive aggressive antagonism, beginning with an exaggerated, abrupt grunt or cough to get another woman’s attention; followed with jumping (literally) in another woman’s face or cutting her off the road or in line.  Some of these black female street/sexual harassers will snatch your hand in the grocer check out line or as you use a computer in the public library.

Black FEMALE street harassers are just as dangerous and sexually deviant as their modern day male counterparts-so decent, heterosexual woman we must take heed of our safety on more levels than one. It’s so ironic and hypocritical for American “Christians” to teach children in school that their body belongs to them, warning signs of an inappropriate adult, etc., only to realize that as an adult no rules apply; both men and women will violate children and other women’s bodily integrity in broad daylight, that men will venture to social media erroneously defending their right to touch women strangers and street harass them while bashing other religions and culture. You will find that witnesses will pretend not to see anything or choose not to get involved resulting in lack of law enforcement of crimes as well as rape culture.  So the question must be posited of what chance does a decent, law-abiding, heterosexual, religious woman have against these degenerates when they rape, molest or sexually assault their own children, let alone their neighbor’s? (here is a sample of what has been going on for decades):

·  February 06, 2017:  ‘Woman charged with rape of 4-year old boy’:   http://www.wlwt.com/article/woman-charged-with-rape-of-4-year-old/8680486

·  August 05, 2016:  Fort Lauderdale woman booked on charges of molesting children https://www.local10.com/news/fort-lauderdale-mom-booked-on-charges-of-molesting-her-children

· September 12, 2014:  A black “Christian” female kidnaps and rapes a Muslim girl by dressing in traditional middle-eastern attire; leaves her half-naked for others to sexually assault the child:   http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/philadelphia-woman-convicted-counts-rape-abduction-5-year-old-girl-article-1.1937598

· July 30, 2009:

There is no clear or easy answer.  If women aren’t molesting children, they are harassing heterosexual women and making passes at them. This is a great portion and normalized social dysfunction of black “Christian” culture in the United States.  There is no clear or easy answer except preventative measures which includes discerning their traits and characteristics so they may be readily identified as normally functioning, heterosexual women do not conduct themselves in such a manner.

UPDATED: When Blacks Attack and Rape their Own Daughters & Mothers: What Chance to Victims of Their Street Harassment Have?

There is so much disgusting conduct and breaking of common law, the laws of nature and human decency that I thought it necessary to take a break from the usual posts of black “Christian” males and their street/sexual harassment and assault of women who are total strangers.  coon and friendsThere is an increase in recent history of black American “Christians” raping their mothers, impregnating their daughters in the United States. So when a black man street harasses, what chance does a woman who is a total stranger have to be protected from their criminal inclinations, especially in broad daylight?  This is a disclaimer, these true stories are graphic and quite honestly may induce vomiting:

 …they rape their own daughters:

39-year-old father came home from prison & impregnated his 17-year-old daughter. November 21, 2017

http://community.allhiphop.com/discussion/562820/39-year-old-father-came-home-from-prison-impregnated-his-17-year-old-daughter

September 05, 2017: Orlando Sentinel:  Felon dragged stepgranddaughter into the woods, raped her, deputies say 

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-darrell-mills-arrest-amber-alert-20170903-story.html

April 26, 2017:  His Mom After Being Charged With the Rape and Murder of 8-Month-Old Daughter

https://www.bet.com/video/news/national/2017/detroit-man-charged-with-the-rape-and-murder-of-8-month-old-daughter.html

September 11, 2015:  This case originated in 2008 and one of the later news articles indicate: ‘Man accused of raping 8-day old infant daughter set free’                                                 http://katv.com/archive/davis-to-go-free-after-rape-charges-dropped-by-judge
October 23, 2014:  Man charged with raping baby, girl who now have HIV    https://www.click2houston.com/news/man-charged-with-raping-baby-girl-who-now-have-hiv_20151124022448598
July 29, 2013:  Former Fugees Director Gets 90 Years In Prison For Raping And Impregnating His Daughters:                                                                                                                 http://madamenoire.com/288520/former-award-winning-fugees-director-gets-90-years-in-prison-for-raping-and-impregnating-his-daughters/

 There are also SEVERAL stories of black “Christian” American males and Latinos raping their step daughters/daughters of their girlfriends and fiances as well as impregnating them…

…they rape their mothers too:

October 08, 2014:  WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Teen confesses to killing mother and defiling her body

http://fox43.com/2014/10/08/warning-graphic-content-teen-confesses-to-killing-mother-and-defiling-her-body/

July 17, 2012: GRAPHIC: Teen arrested for raping his grandmother                                http://kfor.com/2012/07/17/15-year-old-arrested-for-raping-his-grandma/

If it is not their own mothers and daughters, it is someone else’s:

March 10, 2011:  ‘Gang Rape of 11-Year-Old Girl Sparks Racial Tensions in Texas Town’  http://abcnews.go.com/US/gang-rape-charges-18-men-sparks-racial-tensions/story?id=13095476

This is just a sampling of stories in recent years demonstrating the demonic possession of today’s black male “Christians” in modern American society.  You will find them with obnoxious, onerous and arrogant personalities as their belief of do ‘what thou wilt’ is their primary modus operandi, thus committing all types of evil and debauchery is what they are most proud of.  Now, just imagine all the other stories of mothers and children being raped by their black “Christian” fathers in recent decades that have not made it into mainstream media’s various platforms. Then, take a moment to imagine all the other similar crimes where victims have been threatened or coerced into not even filing criminal charges. 

Still, there are black males who are remain in denial as to what they have become but most black women who can at least discern truth from falsehood, have worked as social workers, child advocates, attorneys and the like seen first hand the proliferation of these types of cases OFTEN and for several decades. Unfortunately, certain black “Christians” with their blind loyalty to men who seek to destroy them all will deny, defend and deflect because they suffer from a longstanding psychosis compounded with Stockholm Syndrome with their ritualistic black male abuser.

These black American males will transgress the boundaries of consanguinity, common sense and human decency; then there should be no surprise that these hyper-sexual deviants would violate the bodily integrity of total strangers– let alone their own children! They respect no law or the concept of human life. Black males use the silhouettegeneric response that “white men do it too,” as if to say if some whites will sin, and delve into all types of degeneracy the black males of today’s self esteem is so low and so tied up into doing ANYTHING that a white does that it somehow automatically makes them equal in social standing. No, this makes you all devils regardless of race.  For those of you who are not partial to religion, you can skip the rest of this paragraph. For those of you who can find wisdom in sayings and narrations and see how it can fit different situations, please read on.  When I thought about this, it reminded me of a hadith, which to my knowledge is authentic but I am no theologian.  Yet, I find it poignant in the debauchery and behavior of today’s black “Christian” male street harassers, assaulters, sexual abusers and molesters of women and children:  “…You will indeed follow the ways of those before you, hand span by hand span, and an arms length after another. Even if they enter into a lizard’s hole, you will follow them…”

So much for modern society. Judeo-Christian values. Moral and democratic leader of the free world? Think again.

These black  “Christian” males are actually Satanists, anti-Christ and demonic no matter how often they spew Jesus name as if they are imposing a curse on a random person who is of a different religion. You now see them bragging of how they practice voodoo and African pagan religions.  You will even find them stating that it is hard to ‘program’ black women as if they are objects to be controlled and used as a rubbish bin for them to solely lay waste to their lowly desires.  To deflect from their own deviancy they often enjoy calling the white man the devil (yes he is guilty too), but more often than not BLACK males are ATTACKING and verbally abusing black women who have done nothing wrong but dare to exercise their constitutional rights to walk freely, freedom of assembly and dare to breathe air in public while you lurk

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with heavy eyes, lustful souls and irrational temperament of a jackal seeking to devour their prey.  All the while attempting to shroud your trident and harmful horns in a façade of black consciousness. 

So the next time you are walking down the pathway, are at a bookstore, the post office or your local grocer, do not hesitate to keep your distance from these pugnacious vagrants and do whatever you can to seek help from a witness and local law enforcement against today’s black male street harassers (modern day coons).  A woman who is minding her business, being a decent, law abiding citizen in her own homeland should not be treated like this.  Remember this is not only violent crime, but gender-based discrimination and a violation of law, let alone basic human decency.

Article: ‘Upskirting, street harassment becomes rising threat in D.C., report finds’

For Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia–this does not surprise me at all since women LIVE it everyday of their lives:

‘Upskirting, street harassment becomes rising threat in D.C., report finds” https://www.gwhatchet.com/2017/11/09/upskirting-street-harassment-becomes-rising-threat-in-d-c-report-finds/                                                                                                                   

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Reported cases of upskirting — taking unauthorized pictures underneath a woman’s skirt or dress — in the D.C. area have soared in the past three years.

A team of experts reviewed court records in D.C., Virginia and Maryland, and found cases had jumped 70 percent since 2015, according to a report published late last month by NBC Washington. Advocates said these cases, meant to demean and degrade women – including female students – in public, have become a growing threat with the growth of smart phones and social media.

Many of these cases occur at Metro stations, where women are three times more likely than men to be victims of harassment, according to a 2016 report from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority – the agency that oversees the Metro.

Claire Gould, the communications director for Collective Action for Safe Spaces, a non-profit organization that works to combat harassment and assault, said harassment occurs most often in crowded areas, like a Metro station or Metro car.

“It’s always frustrating when women, in particular, have to be more careful in order to avoid things like this.”

“It’s demeaning and an invasion of privacy,” Gould said in an email. “Like any kind of public harassment, we believe everyone deserves the right to move through public spaces without fear of being harassed or assaulted.”

Gould said officials should start a public awareness campaign to curb harassment on the Metro, collect data on the number of incidents and train employees and transit police on how to address sexual harassment.

Terri Poore, the policy director for the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, said upskirting cannot be prevented easily because it occurs in crowded, busy areas — making it difficult to track down perpetrators.

“There is no shortcut around the fact that people are going to have to have courage and stepping in when they see these sorts of behaviors happening and not leave the onus on the victim,” she said. “Really everyone needs to take an active part in preventing this kind of behavior.”

Although upskirting is considered a form of voyeurism, experts said it is difficult to prosecute in D.C. courts. Consent for taking a picture or recording is only required when the individual has a reasonable expectation of privacy according to voyeurism laws in D.C.

In 2014, a D.C. judge dismissed charges against a man accused of taking photos up a woman’s skirt at the Lincoln Memorial, citing that the accuser could not have a reasonable expectation of privacy while on the National Mall, according to a Huffington Post report.

Amanda Lindamood, the director of training and community engagement for the D.C. Rape Crisis Center, said it’s difficult to prosecute upskirting because laws pertaining to sexual assault are relatively new and there is no general consensus about how they can be enforced and adjudicated.

“Every district, or every jurisdiction, approaches legislation related to violence in a very different way and it’s kind of a new category of consent to think about it, again as just not a physical violence, but that it has to do with images, has to do with social media,” Lindamood said. “It’s kind of a very new section of the law we’re playing catch up on.”

Students said upskirting and general street harassment is a constant menance, especially on an urban campus.

Freshman Andie Kemmerle said it’s aggravating that women have to constantly be on alert when riding the Metro.

“It’s always frustrating when women, in particular, have to be more careful in order to avoid things like this,” she said. “Whereas, it should be that people shouldn’t be doing this in the first place, but hopefully people are for their own safety, being careful about their surroundings when they’re in public.”

In February, the advocacy group Collective Action for Safe Spaces launched a petition that has garnered 333 signatures to urge the the D.C. Council to pass a bill to training and educate D.C. employees about sexual harassment.

“What can people do to keep themselves safe when the law doesn’t even know what’s legal and what’s illegal anymore?”

That same month, some students accused construction workers renovating Corcoran Hall of street harassment and catcalling. D.C. businesses have installed street exhibits and initialed training programs in recent months to try to prevent harassment across the city.

Gabrielle Battino, a sophomore, said living on an urban campus in a densely populated city makes sexual harassment more of a concern.

“It sucks that I’m a woman on campus and I don’t feel safe 100 percent of the time and I should because this is my community,” Battino said. “I guess the only thing I can do is be cautious and be an advocate for the issue.”

Tamara Criss, a graduate student in public health, said D.C should criminalize upskirting because it will encourage more victims come forward to report incidents.

“You can only imagine no one is going to report anything if nothing is going to happen. I think that increasing the criminalization of the activity would be smart,” Criss said. “What can people do to keep themselves safe when the law doesn’t even know what’s legal and what’s illegal anymore?”

News Article: ‘Catcalls of NYC: The project raising awareness of street harassment,’ 12/05/2017, The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/catcalls-of-nyc-instagram-street-harassment-women-sexual-men-new-york-us-a8092636.html

INDYLIFE:  Catcalls of NYC: The project raising awareness of street harassment:                              Tuesday 5 December 2017 10:45 GMT

 

A young American woman is shining a spotlight on street harassment with her project, Catcalls of NYC.

21-year-old Sophie Sandberg asks her Instagram followers to send in messages about their experiences being sexually harassed on the street, detailing the exact location it took place and what was said.

Sandberg then goes to the spot in question, writes the catcall on the street in bright chalk, takes a picture and posts it on Instagram.

“Jesus Christ, nice tits. I wish I could suck on ‘em.”

“Smile, honey. Smile over here. Just smile for me! Too good? B****.”

“I’m gonna f*** the s*** out of you someday.”

Sandberg hopes that seeing the remarks written down will help hammer home her message.

“By writing the comments on the sidewalk where they happened, I raise public awareness about the issue,” Sandberg told HuffPost

“The colourful chalk and colourful words catch people’s eyes. They force those who wouldn’t normally experience catcalling to take a second look.”

Although sexual harassment on the street is incredibly common, not everyone has experienced it or realises the severity of the problem.

But Sandberg’s project is helping combat this. 

“No one questioned or challenged it. It was simply an accepted annoyance,”she said. 

“For me, it has always been more than an annoyance. It’s shaped my experience in public space. It’s affected my confidence and comfort walking down the street. It’s silenced me ― I’ve never felt comfortable responding to catcalls, as much as I’d like to tell these men off.”

Sandberg also hopes the project will encourage people to speak up when they see someone being catcalled.

She’s not the first to use Instagram to highlight the extent of street harassment – earlier this year, 20-year-old Dutch woman Noa Jansma made waves with her project Dear Catcallers, which saw her taking selfies with her street harassers.

With every project raising awareness, it’s hoped we can finally bring an end to women being harassed on the street while simply going about their daily lives.

NEWS OPINION ARTICLE:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/27/catcall-street-harassment-misogyny-metoo-girls-women-misogyny

Oi you! Catcallers and street harassers – your time is nearly up                                November 27, 2017   Phoebe-Jane Boyd
It’s usually possible to tell when it’s about to happen. The signal could be a set of dull eyes staring out from the middle of a group of teenage boys. Or a brief smirk. Could be from a man in a suit, could be from someone looking like a grandad. Sometimes there’s no warning, just the prickling sixth sense of “I’m about to be told how my tits are looking today by a complete stranger”.
“Catcalling” is exasperating and humiliating, but something to be lived with if you’re female and you go outside a lot. Racism, ableism, homophobia and transphobia often get mixed into the cocktail of abusive comments, too, and as Noa Jansma’s @dearcatcallers project showed, they come from all ages and all classes. We recipients live with it, because of course we do. There is far worse than words for us to live through out there – #MeToo can show you a sample (only from women of certain economic backgrounds lucky enough to have an internet connection of course). Yet, strangely, a peaceful acceptance of street harassment as “only words” is something I’m yet to feel.

Violence could follow any insult or sexual comment, yelled or whispered, from a stranger on the street

Instead, each unprompted “slut” or “ugly dyke” from people I’ve never met causes embarrassment, irritation, but mostly anger within me. And it’s an anger that doesn’t bleed out; it builds. Latest example (which I’ll forget as new ones replace it): last week in Houston, a man was offering his opinion on each woman who walked by him. One in front of me was told she had a “nice ass”, I was called a “bitch”. I turned around and advanced on him, startled he grabbed at my forearms and babbled excuses. I yelled for him to get his damn hands off of me, until he let go and swiftly left the area, visually resentful.
Despite enjoying humiliating people who try to do the same to me first (I’m a “bitch”, remember), it’s no real outlet for the humiliation of street harassment – it’s a stupid and reckless thing to do. I know that, because everyone who has been catcalled knows that. The words of street harassment fall on a spectrum of disrespect. Violence could follow any insult or sexual comment, yelled or whispered, from a stranger on the street. The words are merely an opening parry, or a hint of how little your rights, or very existence, are respected. Women are still being hurt by people who hate them, everywhere.
The words are nothing compared with what they could be, but are also a reminder of that. They’re intended that way: a smug reminder, a smirking warning – don’t get too comfortable in your life. Don’t think you’re entirely safe out here; you aren’t. The actual message, and motive, behind street harassment is quiet and assured, and that’s why it’s so grating and tiring. Because we already know.
#MeToo is still so dissonant. Is sexual assault, violence, rape culture and ingrained misogyny actually being recognised, openly and honestly, as wrong at last? Are missing stairs not being stepped around any more?
Catcallers and street harassers, however, know they’re maintaining a system of sexism – it’s the motive, and that’s why it angers me so much. In 2015 a survey by Cornell University and the anti-harassment campaign Hollaback! on street harassment found that an international average of 84% of women have been victims of street harassment between the ages of 11 and 17. The 2014 Stop Street Harassment survey also featured some scary (but unsurprising, if you’ve experienced it) statistics of women being “reminded”.
In light of #MeToo, will the upcoming US-based survey report lower numbers of street harassment? Probably not – not yet. I suspect harassers will be offering more messages of the misogyny that still exists in the world for a while. But that’s a signal too – that change is coming, and they know it.
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