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Philly street harassment tracker: Tell us your stories How does catcalling affect your daily life, and what do you want to read about it?

Philly street harassment tracker: Tell us your stories How does catcalling affect your daily life, and what do you want to read about it?

https://billypenn.com/2017/05/04/philly-street-harassment-tracker-tell-us-your-stories/

Street harassment and catcalling in Philadelphia has been covered by local media largely in a piecemeal way. Maybe there was a public art installation railing against catcalling. There was a whole conversation about tackling street harassment across the street from City Hall. Oh, and that time the mayor said his dream app is one that would allow women to report street harassment.

But reporting on street harassment (AKA catcalling) in a quantitative way proves difficult. The vast majority of these incidents go unreported —probably because many of them wouldn’t be considered a crime — but some studies suggest more than 60 percent of women have experienced street harassment of some kind.

Billy Penn wants to write more about this issue. But first, we want to know: How does this issue impact your daily life, and what do you want to read about?

So below is an open-ended Google Form that you can fill out to:

1. Tell us about your experience(s) with street harassment in Philadelphia and how it’s impacted your life, and;

2. Tell us what you want to read about when it comes to this issue. Don’t worry, we won’t publish your story or your name without contacting you first for permission.

Save billypenn.com/catcalls on your phone so you can access the form anywhere, anytime.

2. Tell us what you want to read about when it comes to this issue

Street Harassed Again–NW Washington, D.C.

One evening I was leaving work from the office building. I was headed eastbound on 16th and L streets in NW, Washington, D.C.  As it was evening time it was already dark outside.  Other people were bustling also leaving work or tending to other matters. As I was walking, a dark-skinned, 6 foot-plus older black male (say pushing 60 years old) walked towards me while I was still on the sidewalk. He appeared from photothe street as a pedestrian from out of no where on my left facing the opposite direction and with a loud, condescending voice yelled to my face Hallelujah!, while looking me up and down (mind you I am always in hijab, long skirts or loose trousers) with a dirty smirk.  The dark-skinned black male simultaneously did this odd bend at a 45 degree angle to ensure I knew he was referring to me.  I was tired and solely yelled “nigger.” He immediate stood upright and began to walk away. It was then I realized that a Caucasian male was walking behind me in the same direction. I am unsure whether the demented, dark-skinned black male stopped merely because I referred to him as to what he actually was or he was embarrassed that he was called that by another person of color IN THE PRESENCE of a white male.  I believe it was a combination of both.  It was disgusting that someone who appeared possibly old as a grandfather would attempt to disrupt a cover Sunni Muslim leaving work and minding her own business.

Today’s black male is the problem. Black “Christians” today are the problem, they are a public nuisance and a public health menace.

REPOST-Photo Chart: Black “Christian” male street harassers: Spring 2017

WARNING:

In the United States, Spring 2017 is o the horizon and is estimated to start March 20, 2017.  Unfortunately, women will witness and be the victims of more sexual-street harassment at the hands of low-level Black “Christian” males in the State of Maryland and Washington, D.C. Below is a picture demonstration of what decent women have to mentally and physically prepare for (self-defense, mace, calling the police, walking quickly or with a friend) in order to stave off and secure their own safety. Today’s  black “Christian” males will be on the prowl to street harass, assault, accost, disrespect you and although it is against the law, no one cares what happens to  covered Sunni Muslim Black women–especially as demonic, lust-hound black males are the root of the problem.

Low-level, illiterate, uneducated, dark-skinned, hanging on the street, loose tongue, wandering eyed licentious black males are on the prowl more than ever before be vigilant and for your own safety avoid them as much as possible.  They are similar to the dirty old white male hillbillies in the same areas of Maryland.

 

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Ebony Magazine Article: Fellas, Street Harassment is Never the Way to Hit on Women: March 28, 2017

Before I post the article, I would just like to note that for years women have been saying they are tired of nasty n*#@!s jumping in their faces. I can say as a covered Sunni Muslim Black American woman that each time a black male does this I pray for God’s wrath to descend upon you for your blatant disrespect of His creation. Your dissociative mental disorder has erroneously convinced you because someone may have the same color spectrum as you that equals they are property to be snatched.  I find Black “Christian” males today totally gross, mentally ill, nasty and sick in the head. Everyone knows that in general a covered Sunni Muslim woman will not give a black “Christian” male an opportunity to wiggle their sinister selves into their life–. So you continue to mock both your alleged beliefs and that of your target. Then you wonder why certain black communities aren’t ‘blessed’ with progress. You retard it. No one wants to help people who are blatant criminals and do not even respect women and children who are minding their business.  Women have said it disrupts their day, places them in fear for their life (rightfully so, as some black women are killed for rejecting black male STRANGERS), even other laymen have warned you, the only thing is left is a ramp up in enforcing the law against you–because you surely believe you are above it.  Anyway, here’s the article and by the way it’s true–it’s black males who do this, so when  you wind up in jail; you have received your just desserts.

It is evident, today’s black males are the problem.


http://www.ebony.com/love-sex/relationships-cat-calling-dating#axzz4cdaAEWs7

Fellas, Street Harassment is Never the Way to Hit on Women

[Opinion] Instead of yelling at her from afar, perhaps you should attend events that women interested in men go to

by Lincoln Anthony Blades, March 28, 2017  

Recently, while browsing through my Twitter timeline, I came across a raw, heartfelt and insightful thread from @PiaGlenn that very plainly described everything wrong with street harassment, while simultaneously debunking the BS ideology that approaching women in the street leads mostly to fun and enjoyable interactions.

Hey fam, I’ve just had a #YouOKSis moment that I’m choosing to share

(Fair warning: it’s not pleasant)

— @PiaGlenn (@PiaGlenn) March 18, 2017

As a man, reading that sent me through a world of emotions. Shame, disgust, anger, rage and sadness all coursed through my soul. After the spectrum of emotions came a sense of exhaustion. Although I didn’t know anything about this woman or her followers, I could already guess what her mentions looked like, consisting of dudes talkin’ about, “So just because you had one bad experience…,””Not all men…,” and “If we don’t harass y’all in the street, how the HELL we supposed to meet?!”

I didn’t even bother to read the comments on her viral post and I was already tired of the excuses men would use to attempt to justify our horrific, abusive behavior because I’ve heard it all before. 

I have literally lost count of the amount of times I’ve heard dudes attempt to elucidate the necessity of bothering random women “on road.” But there’s a point that Pia touched on that is very similar to the retort I’ve been hitting these dudes with for the past decade: we don’t give a DAMN about maintaining the integrity of informal, random encounters that can potentially lead to long-lasting relationships, engagements, marriages and children.

You want to say whatever you want to whoever you want and you’re *entitled* to a positive response, aren’t you, big fella?

— @PiaGlenn (@PiaGlenn) March 18, 2017

If the pro-street-harassment crowd of men were so damn interested in meeting women, we would spend far less time doing stupid sh*t like whispering, “Pssst, yo blue dress, lemme holla at you” which has an inherently low success rate. We would do things more apt to meeting women like actually attending events that women go to where many are either trying to meet men, or are at least open to the idea of being approached by a man.

Personally, I’ve been writing about sex and relationships for 7 years, I’ve been a frequent guest of many different relationship panel events for 6 years and I’ve been throwing my own events (relationship conversation parties, as well as grown games nights) for the past 5 years. Whenever I was booked to speak at events, the crowd would be full of women interested in meeting men. Whenever I threw my own events, the crowd would be damn near full of women looking for good dudes. It got to the point where I had to organize a local thinktank just to find ways to convince men to come out and meet these groups of single, successful, gorgeous women.

Whenever I brought that point up to men, telling them that it’s absolutely insane that they’re defending street harassment at a time when women are actually open to being approached, they would tell me about how unapproachable women are at events and how desperate they are. The problems persist everywhere from Oakland to New York to Toronto. Whether it’s speed dating, a games night, dance workout class, etc., women came out in droves and dudes were almost nowhere to be found – until the event let out.

Frowsy dudes would swarm on the women trying to walk back to their cars. These days, the only place men far outnumber women in attendance is dank, musty, nightclubs.

I’ve never understood the point of harassing women in the street, honking at women who pass by, or trying to chat women up in the passenger side of my best friend’s ride. It all seems pointless and embarrassing to me. That’s not to say that I haven’t seen it work, because anyone who has ever been to a Caribana or the Labor Day parade has seen guys stand in the middle of the road and shoot successful long-range shots and hit nothing but net. But when the majority of our sisters are saying that street harassment is nothing more than a scary annoyance, it’s time for us men to shut the hell up and listen.

…even in 2017

The caricature of the hyper-sexualized black brute has become self-fulfilling prophecy. The true Black men of the past would be so ashamed and disgusted at what a core group of black American “Christian” males have morphed into the past several decades:

even in 2017

Buffalo News Article (March 25, 2017): Decker Street man accused of harassing woman in damaging tirade

Decker Street man accused of harassing woman in damaging tirade

<!–By –>By Matt Gryta Published

http://buffalonews.com/2017/03/25/decker-street-man-accused-harassing-woman-damaging-tirade/

A Decker Street man is accused of harassing a woman and hurling bricks at her car Saturday morning.

Mark E. McCarthy, 33, was charged with felony third-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment. He was arrested by Buffalo police at Delaware Avenue and Nottingham Terrace about 10 a.m.

Police said the suspect forced his way into the victim’s car at a gas station at Delaware and Amherst Street, then ordered her to drive to her residence on Delaware. After they arrived, police said, the woman quickly got into her house. In response, the suspect hurled bricks at both front and rear windshields of the car, as well as the trunk, police added.

End the Cycle of Street Harassment: Photo Chart 2017

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