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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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What England is Doing under the Rule of Law to Combat Street Harassment According to an Article

…which will likely never happen in the United States, a country which claims to protect women’s rights and leader of the ‘free world.’  According to the Teen Vogue periodical, Great Britain has passed a law outlawing harassment based on gender-reliant discrimination:

Women Reporting Street Harassment as a Crime in the UK                                     Brittney McNamara Aug 15, 2017 3:45PM EDT

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.

BLM Hypocrisy: Most Black “Christians” Violate Civil Rights of Sunni Muslim Black Americans-Protests Against Immigration Ban a Farce: PART IV

The majority of today’s black “Christians” street harass, lie, prey upon, sexually harass, accost, discriminate and assault Sunni Muslim Americans.  The hypocrisy is so prevalent a mute can sense it. This is a fact:

1) One morning I was paying for fuel at the Exxon gas station located at 7930 Washington Blvd, Jessup, Maryland 20794 (Howard County). When I approached the counter, I said good morning to the cashier who was a very tall black “Christian” woman who looked well over 60.  She didn’t respond back and I proceeded to tell her the amount of gas I needed and which pump number where I was parked.  As I handed her the money, she gave me a dirty look. I still said “thank you,” to which she did not respond.  After I obtained my receipt and proceeded to return to my car, I heard the other employee ask her about her behavior and from what I could hear she stated something to the effect of “I don’t like them” or “I don’t like Muslims.”  Still within earshot, I heard the employee/supervisor say, “I am Muslim too.”  About two weeks later and from then on, the black “Christian” woman was no longer working at the gas station.

2)  A black “Christian” male purportedly converted to Sunni Islam and claimed at some point that he wanted to get married at a masjid (Islamic house of worship) in Maryland. The masjid members introduced him to a Pakistani Muslim young woman.  Pakistanis are known for being racist and xenophobic, especially against Black Americans.  The Muslim young lady’s family was against her courting and marrying the black male convert.  It is unclear whether he was a sincere convert.  The Muslim woman was a virgin and went against her parents wishes and married the black male who claimed to be Muslim.  It was apparent that they had a solely religious ceremony and not a civil one with a state marriage license because three days later the black male “convert’ did a Shia type of divorce in which a Muslim man can declare three times he is divorced from the wife and she has no recourse. He later disclosed to some Muslim brothers that he just wanted to see what it was like “to be with a virgin.”  In this instance, the parents were right in being against the farce of a marriage and disowned their Pakistani Muslim daughter.  For years safeguards have been in place in which leaders in Sunni Muslim communities require engaged Muslims to have a state issued marriage certificate as well as a civil ceremony to prevent games such as the one perpetrated by this black male “Christian” from happening.  This demonstrates the depravity of ghetto black male “Christians” and their disdain of Sunni Muslims.

3)  This past year the Washington Post reported an incident in which a Muslim young woman was harassed by a black male “Christian” security guard because she refused to remove her head covering in the PUBLIC library.  She was not bothering anyone and was quiet when the black male security guard demanded that she remove it.  Granted, she did not have the covering tied in the traditional manner and it is disputed whether it was a scarf at all or a hood.  However, she was a Muslim and was using whatever type of cloth she adorned on her head as a religious covering.  She explained this to him but the black “Christian” male refused to leave her alone to the point that other patrons of the library of various backgrounds and who were non-Muslim told the security guard to leave her alone and that the Muslim young lady was not bothering anyone.  He claimed he seen Muslim women before and they do not where their heads covered in the specific manner that she had.  This is another social ill that plagues the black “Christians” communities in which they do not follow their own beliefs and somehow are experts on who Muslims are.  They do not even accept, acknowledge or respect Sunni Muslim Black Americans so how in the world can they have the level of understanding of the diversity of Muslims whether it is disputation in Islamic schools of thought,  level of belief or understanding of doctrine or text and individual responsibility of such, clothing, culture or race.  This is the ignorant, singular mentality that ghetto black “Christians” project on others throughout the United States.  She was not breaking any laws either but that does not matter with today’s black “Christian” males, apparently they see women of color as “easy pickings” and “easy targets” for all sorts of harassment because they have the inability to be a true man so bullying Muslims is where most of today’s black “Christian” males find their jollies of false manhood.  He was later disciplined and assigned to the basement so he could not interact with any patrons in the future.

4)  It was a bright and sunny day as I waited in line at the Starbucks located at 7351 Assateague Drive, Suite 90, Jessup, MD 20794.  This location does not have a formal barrier so they use barrels of products to outline the spacing of the line.  To the left is a small aisle to get to the bathroom.  It also extends to the right to the exit.  Most people wait a few steps back closer to the seating area to prevent blocking people’s access to the restrooms.  On this occasion I did the same.  A short, dark-skinned black “Christian” literally waltzed in the store and walked right in front of me and stood in line.  I informed her I was next in line.  She said, “oh I didn’t know you were in line.”  This black “Christian” knew exactly what she was doing and even after informing her she would not remove herself and take her proper place in line.  When the cashier opened for the next customer, I had to walk right in front of her to place my order to which she said absolutely nothing.  By this time the other customers in the Starbucks were staring at her as she kept looking down and around as if she did nothing wrong.

5) One afternoon was returning a rental car at the BWI, now Thurgood Marshall airport in Hanover, Maryland.  The main airport as any other usual airports have shuttle buses for passengers to ride from various pick up and drop off points. In front of the airport there is an island in between the airport station on one said and another road on the other side.  This island is also a shuttle stop with a plexi-glass covered waiting bench.  I was  walking outside of the main entrance of the airport, I had to cross the first road and by the time I reached the concrete island, a black male “Christian” with cornrows starting from his forehead and going back, appearing to be in his 20’s yelled, “go back to where you came from, we don’t want you here.”  I turned around and was understandably appalled and disgusted by another ignorant a*# n*@#! yelling such offensive words to–yes another Black American who is a covered Sunni Muslims.  I stopped, turned around and in a very audible tone responded, “Excuse me?”  He stepped back into the covered shuttle bus stopped, turned away and said nothing further.  This is one of the consistent types of behavior I have witnessed throughout the years of ghetto black “Christians”–they will always jump on a bandwagon without facts, will always attack other people of color and then wonder why, they will always be looked upon as ignorant animals–because this is exactly how they act.  Ghetto Black “Christians” believe that if they align themselves with groups that already hate them, they will somehow garner the respect of those people.  Newsflash, if they hated you before they hated other people, they will still hate you just as much as their new target group, only now they have ABSOLUTELY no respect for your kind.

6)  It was an early workday in NW Washington, D.C.  I was walking to the office from the direction of Gallery Place-Chinatown metro station located at 630 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001.  Thus, I was walking in a northwesterly direction on the left side of the street.  In the opposite direction on the same sidewalk and several feet away was a police officer with his head down looking at his cell phone.  To my right I could see a dark-skinned black male “Christian” STRANGER darting from the sidewalk across the street at a diagonal towards my direction.  Initially I thought he was trying to avoid oncoming traffic, until I noticed he looked dead at me and even faster. I kept walking in the direction where I was going and this black male “Christian” stranger said to me, “F*#!@ you and your white boyfriend.” I did not know him at all and found his words odd as I have never seen him before.  Granted, there are a lot of drug users, drunks, street harassers and panhandlers in this area but whatever his illogical reasoning, I was his target. At this time the officer was just passing me to my left and did nothing, a white women looked at the black male strangely and continued walking in the same direction as the officer who was oblivious the entire time and out of sight by the time the incident transpired.

7)  I was at a place of business in Howard County, Maryland in the early morning one day where a dark skinned black male was making a lot of noise and disrupting customers.  His conduct was apparently reported to either an employee or manager.  I continued as other customers to go about my business in which the dark-skinned black male “Christian” stranger yelled at me [inaudible….] then “…go back from wherever the hell you came from.”  Yes, another dark-skinned black male “Christian” so blindly following the most rent popular bandwagon emphasized by the media he told another Black American to leave the United States as a foreigner.  His words definitively reflected his lack of intelligence.

8)  One sunny morning I was at a place of business in Anne Arundel County, Maryland near Elkridge Landing Road.  Only a couple of people were in line, including myself.  While we were waiting a dark-skinned, short black female entered the location and walked straight to the counter, interrupting the customer who was currently being waited on and jumping the line.  I informed her that she needed to wait in line and that she cannot just jump ahead of someone.  She was not there to ask a quick question, she literally wanted to have her transaction conducted immediately.  She responded about something she had as if she was the only one related to the company’s business.  She thereafter came towards me and attempted to stare me down so I stared back at her.  She decided not to wait in line and left soon after.

9) It was a late afternoon in which I ventured to Harris Teeter located at 14702 Baltimore Ave, Laurel, Maryland 20707.  I was in the beverage section near the individual carbonated water above where the 24 packs of spring water shelves were.  I was comparing a couple of bottles when I sensed someone was behind me. When I turned, a dark-skinned black male “Christian” STRANGER was standing directly behind me as if he was preparing to accost me (hump). I gave a look of disgust and he had the audacity to make this dismissive waving gesture towards me. I then spoke in a raised tone and informed him you don’t come up behind a woman like that and that he was inappropriate. I was very upset and continued as to why most women “don’t want a black man.” and how disgusting he was.  I cannot fathom why black males in particular think that they would receive a positive reaction for accosting, disrespecting and sexually harassing a religiously clad woman. The black male stranger was simply disrespectful and mocking a Sunni Muslim woman (me).  He left the aisle and I proceeded to find a register to check out of. I saw in standing in one line as if he never did anything wrong. I could not help but continue to berate him for his disrespectful and demonic behavior. I was walking behind a white male who said ‘excuse me’ to the line that was extended and turned to the rapey black male “Christian” and said “that is how you speak to people.” He turned away and looked down at the floor and pretended he did not know what I was referring to.  I was in the same line as the white guy and told him why I was so upset and what the black male attempted to do. He agreed with my reaction and informed me he used to be a volunteer firefighter and about self-defense.

10) On one occasion I ventured to the AMC-Columbia 14 movie theatre located at10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, Maryland 21044 (Howard County). Sometimes the ticket window has a clock which indicates when the window will open and other times it will have the incorrect time or has not been updated.  I was attempting to get the attention of one of the employees as the clock appeared to be incorrect. I was ignored.  I continued to wait in line when I noticed a few minutes later and elderly white couple did the same thing I attempted to do–get the attention of an employee.  Within one minute a Puerto Rican or bi-racial male with a ‘man-bun’ atop his head appeared at the door of the theatre, opened it and responded to the white couple’s question.  When I tried to follow suit, he immediately closed the door and walked away as if he did not see me-though I was at the theatre storefront before the white couple even appeared.  I reported the black male’s discriminatory behavior to the assistant manager and she attempted to resolve the issue.  Apparently, he was racist against Muslims and the assistant manager said she had to escalate it to upper management.  A member of upper management contacted me and apologized for the employees behavior and stated “a person should be able to go to the movies without having to deal with something like this.”  I agree, especially since there are so many Americans who claim Muslims don’t integrate, keep to themselves–which is farthest from the truth, but broader society makes it quite difficult for Muslim Americans to go about their lives normally just like anyone else.  This particular member of upper management was also a Sunni Muslim male and let me know that he informed the employee that he was a Muslim too.  He did not disclose to me the specifics of the remainder of the conversation, but it was handled.  I acknowledge that this particular incident was not street/sexual harassment but does display the continuous disrespect and discrimination in other forms that many Sunni Muslim Black American women endure on a daily basis.

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.