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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?”

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Black Male Street Harassers are the Devil. PERIOD.

There are 1 billion people on the planet and for some reason in the Washington, D.C. metro area, especially Maryland, black male “Christians” will stalk, street harass, accost and assault decent women photowho are total strangers who reject their advances.   To the rational thinking person, it makes absolutely no sense why these black males take rejection so personally, only to solidify that they are insecure and have low-esteem despite the false over the top machismo they manufacture to perpetrate street harassment as a normal function of male genes. Normal, well-adjusted, and well-educated men do not street harass by the way.  So to recap, somehow out of a billion people on the planet, dark-skinned black males choose to attempt to humiliate, disrespect and assault women who had nothing to do with them and continue to not to have anything to do with them, and only by observation verify that they made the right decision in the first place.  These are the black so-called representatives of Christ of today, their logic being if you don’t let me hit on you, have my way with you or sexually assault you, I will disrespect you in the alternative by hurling verbal abuse, non-sensical defense of savage behavior aimed at women who are TOTAL STRANGERS.  The reason why this is normal is because today’s ghetto black “Christians” have no moral compass.  They are coddled by their single black “Christian”, democratic party voting mothers whose example is how to use the government system to their advantage and use men.  Thus, their example in life is to use people, when a discerning, decent woman can by observation detect the corrupted DNA sequence that comprise these low-level black “Christian” males and the same males are met with lack of access, this is when you see the apes in heat go bizerk.  They spiral into hysterical laughter, insults, “..didn’t want you anyway,” “you ain’t all that,” “f*@! you,” and all kinds of verbal drivel to divert the fact that they never had a chance and must now soothe the initially fragile ego. It is utterly fascinating and disturbing at the same time how these dark-skinned black “Christian” males attempt to defend their conduct, all the while the reasonable intelligent woman knows that they street harass because they assume 1) that you are easily accessible (quite satanic that they believe a covered, religious person actually is), 2) the woman that they are targeting is either unintelligent or vulnerable.  There is NO way a good, well-mannered, discerning woman could accept this as normal or flattering behavior.  Remember there are 1 billion people on the planet and some sadistic black male strangers see fit to stalk, harass, disrespect and humiliate a woman who by proper discernment seeks no interaction with these vagrants.  Yet, out of all the millions of people in the country, these black male vagabonds short-circuit and set forth plots to destroy these women who are total strangers.  You cannot tell me that course of behavior is not simply pure evil.

Just to be clear, these are the same types of black males who claim to be part of or support Black Lives Matter, which obviously does not apply to other blacks and focuses on the liberalization of criminal activity and ignores criminal conduct of ghetto blacks upon innocent Black Americans.  Then again, it makes sense they are supporters of such a movement, black women are not any type of beneficiary of it.  So now we venture into why black male street harassers are devils.

cartoon devilOne of the non-theological definition of devil is:  an atrociously wicked, cruel, or ill-tempered person.’ Another definition is ‘mischievous,’ this aptly describes black male street harassers.  Street harassers are troublemakers because they initiate conflict and originate situations of distress where none previously existed.  Trouble is a synonym for mischief, thus by any rational thinking person street harassers are mischief-makers, better known as devils.  So, why would a black “Christian” devil (oxymoron, but hey it’s logical to them) believe that they have the right to street harass a religious person? A covered Sunni Muslim black American woman?  It is easy, let us take a look at opposites, good v. bad, wicked v. righteous, devil (deceiver, peacemaker, someone who causes distress) v. someone at peace or minding their business or who would not even consider such a disrespectful beggar as worthy of their time.  Ill-tempered? Check. Please refer to this post:

https://blackmanleaveusalone.wordpress.com/tag/not-fooling-anyone/

 Since most street harassers are black males and street harassers are devils, thus most of today’s black males = devils, minions of Satan.

A Tale of Two Black Male “Christian” Accosters in the State of Maryland

A young covered Sunni Muslim Black American woman was working as a cashier at the Weiss supermarket located at 9250 Washington Blvd N, Laurel, MD 20723.  On this day she was working at the customer service counter and was completing her transaction.  The customer was a black male “Christian” who kept demanding that she give him the change in his hand.  At the time the Muslim cashier was still retrieving the money from the register.  She had an eerie feeling regarding the black male and informed him that she was giving him his change but placing it on the counter.  He made the same demands and she informed him that she could not touch his hand (she already knew he was trying to get photo“more” than just change as supposed to any regular male or female customer).  She then placed the change on the counter, but close to his hand. He reached out and grabbed and tried to hold her hand. The Muslim cashier snatched her hand back while he stated, “I touched your hand, what are you going to do about it?”  She left her station to retrieve a manager and when they returned the black male “Christian” already left the store.

 I had a similar experience with a cashier at a restaurant. However, I didn’t assume that a black male who appeared to be 18 years old or less would try such a tactic with a grown woman—but this dark-skinned black male did so. I tried the same thing this sister did, to retrieve my hand quickly and was disgusted at his actions.  This black male simply laughed as if he accomplished something, well he did, accosting a covered Sunni Muslim woman.  To have a similar story as this sister, at a different place of business different years demonstrates the immoral and lustful nature of today’s black males. This was sexual harassment plain and simple, yet black male privilege and “Christian” privilege, no matter how wrong, offensive and illegal reigns supreme when the target and victim are Sunni Muslim Black American women.

News Article: The University of Louisville is hosting an event next month aimed at combating sexual and street harassment

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/kentucky/articles/2017-03-29/uofl-to-host-event-to combat-street-harassment

 The University of Louisville is hosting an event next month aimed at combating sexual and street harassment.

March 29, 2017, at 2:28 a.m.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The University of Louisville is hosting an event next month aimed at combating sexual and street harassment.

The university says the “Cards Against Catcalling” event is scheduled April 6 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EDT in the Red Barn at the Belknap Campus. The event will be hosted by the Women 4 Women Student Board and the UofL Women’s Center.

The event is part of the national Anti-Street Harassment Week, organized by Stop Street Harassment, a usnews.pngnonprofit group working to end gender-based street harassment.

Hadley Hendrick, a member of Women 4 Women and chair of “Cards Against Catcalling,” says street harassment is a common problem for women, minorities and members of the LGBT community.

The event will be free and open to the public.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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Street harassers have low self worth and No Integrity

Street harassers have low self worth and No Integrity which spells trouble for decent women who are minding their business and would like to be left alone.

Have you not noticed that a core group black “Christian” males cannot reasonably integrate properly into society? When everyone is quiet, in line, waiting for an order or waiting to conduct a transaction at a place of business, black males just have to bother a woman minding their business. It is nearly almost always black males who do not abide by proper social etiquette and laws–especially when it comes to women. They literally cannot just stand, sit, wait, be quiet and polite–and as some black women have stated, black males like to “start sh#@.”  Why is it second-nature to them that they lack discipline, respect and peace of mind so they try to rob others of it by disturbing their day? Why is it so easy for this core group of black male “Christians” to act  in this unacceptable manner with no qualms or remorse?

At first blush, black male street harassers may appear to be overconfident with their belief that if they ‘drop lines’ that the ‘situation’ they are ‘checking out’ will provide a desired response. There is no need to delve into what kind of woman would actually have a positive  response to a lowly negro buckdancing and basically begging for  certain types of attention and response  but it should be noted that most street harassers hate themselves, have bad character as well as low self-esteem. (though it still does not give them the right to violate a woman’s freedom of movement).

If you have noticed, most predatory black males find a sense of accomplishment even when a woman displays discomfort, irritation or fear of safety when street-sexually harassed. Why is that? They believe in and now embrace the mandingo stereotype promoted by white women during slavery and decades thereafter–which also contributed to them being lynched and castrated.  Most street harassers are criminals, ex-convicts, a product of single motherhood, low wage and/or blue collar undereducated workers (which in the old days men still had respect for family values, which is not the case now for the most part).  These days  the socio-economic strata corresponds to their incessant need to prove themselves with an irritating over the top machismo that is usually rejected by any decent-minded woman.  In other words, low-level black males with nothing to offer but disdain and irritation and a need for a mother with benefits are the primary street harassers in the United States.

No decent man with a healthy view of himself would attack, harm, verbally abuse a woman–especially a total stranger except for failure to receive a woman’s (who is an absolute stranger, very odd) external validation to compensate for his low self-esteem.  They are irrational and dangerous (black brute) to believe someone who is a total stranger has some sort of obligation to put themselves in danger to appease the insatiable ‘apes in heat’ proclivities. Simply put these are nasty black males.

A woman is not obligated to you because you need to prove something to yourself or your ‘boys.’

The next time you witness a black male street harasser invade a woman’s space, cat call, try to ‘slip up next to a woman stranger, jump in a woman’s stranger’s face like an ape in heat, know that he has self-worth and self-image issues which results in self-hate.   This is why most of the time they target professional, well to-do or self sufficient black women. It is a reminder of their failures and of all the things he cannot provide, decency definitely being one of them. So the licentious black male street harasser lashes out at the very black women he desires external validation from.  Also, notice that the more people who are present, the more of an audience he has to embarrass the target woman.  His low self-esteem relies on embarrassing a stranger–to debase someone to lift himself up.  One has to note that black male street harassers are mentally deficient  (that is why they ignore non verbal social cues of rejection as well), feel inadequate and are socially inappropriate.  Simply put, these are nasty black males who in their own eyes aren’t worth anything, thus, any stranger must conclude the same.  Among the ‘lines’ these vagrants will spew, which you can witness first-hand throughout various counties and metro areas in Maryland, are the following:

  1.  Hey girl or hey girl lemme talk to you.”
  2. Pssshhhht, you ain’t all that
  3. Lemme holla at you for a sec.
  4. Hey beautiful, you have a nice day.
  5. …or “you have a nice day.”  No woman needs some strange black “Christian” male jumping in their face, invading their space and forcefully attempt unwanted conversation when she was having a good day before you disrupted it.
  6. “Skew me”
  7. ” (it is excuse me but as mentioned before these are undereducated black males so English means nothing to them).
  8. “Come ov’r here for a minute.
  9. “Looking good.
  10. “Daaaayyyyyuuuuuuummmmmm
  11. “Ma’am,” with a neckroll and menacing tone.
  12. “Good morning,” in a tone that is threatening or attempts to exert illegitimate authority over a black woman (you better respond to me or else).
  13. “Hi, hi ya doin’?”
  14. “Hiyah”

Please also note that black “Christian” males actually do not believe in God, they are actually Satanists.  Saying such may appear extreme but if we take a look at their conduct and justification, they are demonic.  Most black males justify breaking the law and offending women by urging that ‘this is America, I can do whatever I want,’ or other nonsense.  Just like any other country the United States has laws, rules regulations and even societal expectations.  Beyond being offensive, their conduct is illegal–despite the lack of law enforcement.  The teachings of Satanism is to do whatever you want and that everything right, do the opposite of.  This doctrine is directly in sync with black males’ public conduct, so know when you are getting street harassed, it is not simply a black “Christian” male, but an evil force that is attempting to encompass you–this is why they find absolute joy and pride in intimidating and disrespecting Black women.  Only something of a devilish nature has this type of reaction of causing harm, whether mental, social or physical, to a total stranger who has done nothing to them except to protect themselves and indicate that they are NOT interested.  So keep your wits about you and know their reasoning that “it is a compliment” while you feel violated, a woman knows that a black male is trying to make something evil and disrespectful appear fair-seeming (see the oppposites?).  Black males justify their obvious disdain, disrespect and attempt to play mind-#@!% when they street harass and their mischief-making brings to them a sadistic merry that they can only understand.

Thus, brutish, black male street harassers have low self-worth, are entitled narcissists who believe that strangers are obligated to satiate their deviant desires–to violate the rights of black women.

If reality does not catch up with them,  the law surely will.

Another Woman’s Story from a College Newspaper: ‘Stop Catcalling’

http://www.the-standard.org/opinion/stop-catcalling/article_83bc96a4-1351-11e7-b633-5bb71f5ec316.html

The Standard, March 28, 2017

Stop catcalling

 Before coming to the United States, I had never experienced catcalls. When I first came to this country in August, I did not know this form of harassment existed until I went grocery shopping with my Chinese friends at an Asian market.  We were crossing the street, waiting for the lights to turn. All of a sudden, a guy rolled down his window and began to shout at us. More guys did the same thing afterward in just five minutes.  In that moment, all I wanted to do was get on the next plane home away from the insults. Feeling frightened by the rudeness, I was depressed and shameful because I regarded the gestures as unwelcoming messages to Asians. I have seen repeatedly in the news that discrimination toward Asians can happen in restaurants, schools and stations. I thought these men’s yells were part of that discrimination.

The same thing happened multiple times to my friends and I when we were walking on an empty street and on campus at night. I shared this story with my female American friends, hoping they would help me figure out the reason and come up with a solution. They told me this way of harassment is not aimed at Asians, ,but women. They think that it’s normal and when it happens, they endure it.

“Chilling out” over the catcalling situation does not work for me. My parents trained me to be a strong and fierce woman warrior, full of bravery and justice, so I decided shouting back at the catcallers was a way of self-defense.It should not come as a surprise that I chickened out of shouting at the catcallers because I found myself incredibly terrified of the consequences that could come with my response. What if they stopped the car and started to hit or rape me? What if they just grabbed a gun and shot me from a distance?

I remember finishing a day-long project and wanting to buy some groceries to rest my brain, but I soon realized that all the horrifying feelings of being catcalled and shouted at would reoccur. I lost the interest in shopping that day, and my only choice was to go home as soon as possible. When my parents called to check to see how I was, I squeezed a smile and told them everything was fine. Having them worried about me is the last thing I wanted to do.

My parents trusted America’s decency and grace, so they sent their beloved daughter to this great country. Sadly, some parts of this country went wrong.It’s 2017 now. Women shouldn’t have to put up with the rage they feel when they feel harassed. Stop street harassment.

…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