One morning at approximately 9:00 a.m., I was entering the Whole Foods grocer 10275 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, Maryland 21044 (Howard County), from my car in the designated parking lot. I noticed a dark-skinned black “Christian” male approximately 5’9” in height who appeared to be from the City of Baltimore (unkempt, ignorant face, bubble eyes and a sneer). There are two sets of doors from which you may enter. When I left my car, I noticed he was walking quickly from my left, where the actual exit door was to the right, where I needed to enter.
I proceed to walk to the far, right entry door closer to where the carts are kept outside as he appeared to walk to the left set. As soon as he saw me entering a separate set of doors, he did an about face and walked behind me and murmured something. I immediately zigged and went to the doors to the far left. Apparently, this dark-skinned black “Christian” male was already harassing other patrons as I noticed a Caucasian female Howard County police officer in uniform standing alert in the eating area. I grabbed a handbasket and proceeded to the fresh food/self-service area. The same dark-skinned black male “Christian” followed me, this time with Whole Foods employees noticing. I immediately proceeded to a different section and saw the police officer quickly move towards the black male to address his behavior. After my purchase, I went to the eating area to obtain utensils and napkins and saw a black male eating, glance at me and then look down at his food. I thought, ‘…must be quite embarrassing that a white woman in uniform have to monitor black males just so people can get groceries in peace.’ This is the so-called suburbs of Maryland.
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 nonprofit 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.
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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:
- Hey girl or hey girl lemme talk to you.”
- Pssshhhht, you ain’t all that
- Lemme holla at you for a sec.
- Hey beautiful, you have a nice day.
- …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.
- “Skew me”
- ” (it is excuse me but as mentioned before these are undereducated black males so English means nothing to them).
- “Come ov’r here for a minute.
- “Looking good.
- “Ma’am,” with a neckroll and menacing tone.
- “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).
- “Hi, hi ya doin’?”
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.
Decker Street man accused of harassing woman in damaging tirade
<!–By –>By Matt Gryta Published
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.
https://www.citylab.com/crime/2017/03/street-harassment-is-a-public-health-problem-the-case-of-mexico-city/520185/Street Harassment Is a Public Health Problem
Women who have been harassed may feel less trust in their community, with potential long-term impacts on mental health and well-being.
Lauren Ferreira Cardoso
March 20, 2017
“I actually don’t remember when I was first harassed on the street, but I do remember when I first experienced it as an abusive act: I was an adolescent traveling with my mom in a crowded underground wagon, where men could easily touch women without anyone noticing and with little possibility to prevent it.
This was the experience of Lucía Vázquez, a researcher in Mexico City, Mexico. Unfortunately, her story is not unique.
According to a multi-country poll by YouGov, Mexico City ranks first among 16 international cities surveyed for physical and verbal harassment on public transportation. Street harassment, a form of gender-based violence against women, can include any act or comment perpetrated in a public space that is unwanted and threatening, and is motivated by a person’s perceived sex or gender.
Violence against women in public spaces is not exclusive to Mexico City, of course. Experiences of street harassment—from being whistled at to being touched without consent—are reported each day on crowd-sourced websites like Hollaback and Safecity in dozens of other locations from New York and New Delhi, to Lawrence, Kansas and Lubbock, Texas.
There is still much to be learned about how harassment and feeling unsafe in public spaces affects the well-being of women and girls—a topic I focus on in my doctoral research at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice—but the global scale of these experiences is concerning. Studies documenting the prevalence of street harassment in more than 35 countries show it could have widespread health effects across the globe.
Street harassment in Mexico City
One of the latest studies on this issue aimed to understand the extent of street harassment and its impacts on women, girls and communities in Mexico City. All of the women in this study had previously screened positive for intimate partner violence, a prerequisite for inclusion in the parent study.
Paola Abril Campos, a doctoral student at the Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is a native of Mexico City. She said in an interview for this article:
“Growing up, I learned to fake a phone call to my parents to feel safer and avoid harassment. I learned to wear not the clothes I wanted, but the clothes that made me feel ‘safe.’ I learned to take quick detours during my daily commute. And I learned to put up with the impotence I felt when harassed.”
Her experiences motivated her to conduct a study on street harassment that was published in January in Salud Pública de México, a journal published by Mexico’s National Institute of Public Health.
In this study, Campos and colleagues surveyed 952 women who were seeking health care in Mexico City’s community health clinics. More than 60 percent of the women, 62.8 percent, reported experiencing at least one form of street harassment in the past month alone. For one in four women, 26.8 percent, the abuse was physical.
The study found that the harassment, or fear of harassment, had negative impacts on the daily routines of these women. Nearly 70 percent reported some type of disruptions in their mobility, including missing, being late to or having to change jobs or schools. And yet, Campos said, “The costs and consequences of street harassment to women’s lives have remained invisible.”
The study also found that street harassment may diminish women’s sense of connectedness and trust in their community. Social isolation from one’s community can have long-term implications for well-being and can lead to chronic disease and poor mental health. Therefore, street harassment may contribute to these other public health concerns.
For the women in this study who were also victims of intimate partner violence, violence is a threat in both public and private. Jhumka Gupta, a global and community health professor at George Mason University and senior author of the study, stated: “Comprehensive interventions are needed to ensure women and girls’ safety both in public settings and in private spaces.”
There is some political will to address the issue in Mexico City. In conjunction with local authorities, UN Women has launched the program “Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces for Women and Girls,” which is promoting women’s safety through, among other mechanisms, providing women-only buses throughout the city.
The city’s mayor, Miguel Ángel Mancera Espinosa, is also supporting an initiative that distributes whistles to women that they can use when someone harasses them. The idea is to “break the silence” and bring attention to harassers.
Street harassment is a common problem in the United States too. A recent nationally representative survey found that 65 percent of U.S. women have faced street harassment at some point in their lifetimes. These numbers may be rising.
The Southern Poverty Law Center reports that there has been a post-election uptick of harassment and intimidation of many marginalized groups, including women. However, in February a new bill aimed at preventing street harassment in Washington, D.C. was introduced to its city council. It seeks to “eradicate street harassment in the District of Columbia through education, awareness, data collection and culture change.” The bill is broad and inclusive in its definition of street harassment and comprehensive in its approach. Will other cities follow its lead?