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The Pitt News: Pitt students condemn catcalling

https://pittnews.com/article/127683/arts-and-entertainment/pitt-students-condemn-catcalling/

Pitt students condemn catcalling
Joanna Li | Staff Writer
February 14, 2018

As a 12-year-old, Sophia Marshall stepped out of the house feeling confident in thePA map
outfit she had picked out that morning. As she waited for a friend by the local high
school, she heard a sharp whistle from out of the window of a passing car — her
first experience with catcalling.

Marshall, now a junior business administration major at Pitt, recalled feeling conflicted at the time — a mix of validation and violation.  It wasn’t until she came to college that the instances of catcalling became more frequent for Marshall — happening on the bus, her nightly walk home in Central Oakland and during her summer abroad in Paris — causing her to feel fed up.
“I’m not your baby, I’m not your honey,” Marshall said. “You don’t know me.”
According to a Cornell study, 85 percent of women experience street harassment before age 17 — and some women in Oakland are in that majority. Walking in groups of three or more, carrying pepper spray at all times and knowing a few self-defense techniques are all tips in the back of the minds of some women who have experienced street harassment at Pitt.

Marie Skoczylas, a visiting instructor in the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
Program, offers a definition of catcalling and its effects.
“Catcalling is singling out a target for sexual objectification and commenting publicly on
that person’s appearance,” Skoczylas said. “It requires a sense of entitlement to pull a
stranger into that kind of situation, knowing the advance may well be unwelcome and
insulting.”

Catcalling is part of the larger issue of street harassment. According to “Stop Street
Harassment” — a nonprofit organization focusing on ending gender-based street
harassment — street harassment can range from unwanted whistling to sexual assault. As Skoczylas explains, there’s a fine line between a pleasant interaction with compliments and harassing words that are disrespectful in nature.
“Rather than taking the route of trying to criminalize behavior, I think we need to focus on a cultural shift, changing attitudes so that we see each other as individuals to be respected rather than objects to harass,” Skoczylas said.
Sophomore finance major Casey Maher experienced catcalling in Oakland one night in
August. She walked to upper campus to meet with friends to watch a movie, but a friend
made a last-minute cancellation. Maher found herself alone in an unfamiliar place.
“Some guys pulled up next to me in a car and started yelling things out the window, like,
‘hey girl, get in the car, let us give you a ride,’” Maher said. “It made me feel really
uncomfortable and I had my hand on my phone to call the police.”

Carolyn Helenski, a sophomore communication science and disorders major, has
experienced catcalling in multiple cities. She recalls an instance with her mom in
Philadelphia that was particularly memorable, saying it was very degrading.
“One time I was in Philly with my mom for the afternoon, and a young guy was with his
friends on the street,” Helenski said. “When my mom and I walked by he said, ‘look at that nice, tight pussy in those pants.’’’
In this uncomfortable position, Helenski had an urge to stand up to the man, but her mom told her to act as if nothing had happened and just continue walking.
“Catcalling isn’t pretty when someone is trying to embarrass or harass you,” Helenski said.
“I went to say something, but [my mom] told me to just keep walking — which frustrated
me because a woman I look up to more than anyone didn’t feel comfortable standing up for herself or me.”

Other women in Oakland have experienced harassment from older men, not just fellow
college students.  Close Morgan, a junior who asked her last name be omitted for privacy, was walking back from her class in the Chevron Science Center when she stumbled into one such case as she passed a few construction workers on the sidewalk.
“As I got closer to them, I noticed that the one guy was staring at me,” she said. “Right as I
walked by, the guy who had been looking at me a little too long turned his head and said
‘hey beautiful,’ and watched me as I kept walking down the street.”
Morgan said she didn’t think much of the situation — she just smiled and continued
walking down O’Hara Street to Fifth Avenue, enjoying the compliment she was given.
“What was initially nice became super creepy when I was stopped at the crosswalk by
Thackeray,” Morgan said. “The same man popped his head out of the passenger side of a
white pickup truck and said, for the second time, ‘hey beautiful’ as his buddy kept driving.”
To avoid another encounter with the man, Morgan ended up taking the longest route
possible to get to her destination — an inconvenience for her to feel safe.
While Marshall continues to take her chances striking up conversations with strangers, she said she draws the line between friendliness and street harassment at a stranger’s ability to read context clues on a situation.
“I’m not trying to say that no one should talk to anybody else,” Marshall said. “I am saying that you need to respect my privacy, and that includes no shouting, no name calling.”
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This is Jeopardy: Street Harassment Edition

Welcome, to Jeopardy: Street Harassment Edition, on the board we have common categories addressing the epidemic of black “Christian” street harassment of others.  Let’s take a look at the board and contestant no. 1, you may choose any category to start off:

 

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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/Sons & Mothers: What Chance do 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.

Black Males Idiotic Attempts to Justify Sexual Harassment, Street Harassment and Other Crimes

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Street harassed at TechWorld Post Office, Washington, D.C.

During the time I worked in Washington, D.C. I would sometimes use the Post Office located at the TechWorld Building in N.W., Washington, D.C..

A pattern emerged where Black male “Christian” security guard(s) would literally jump into my face and block my access to the descending escalator to the Post Office. These happened several times and they would snicker “Hi, how you doin?’

I would continue to walk and ignore them and noticed there were two Black male security guards, also in uniform seated at the desks near the main entry scan if you wre entering the main portion of the building. These onlookers in uniformed stared at me as if this was normal and that I was supposed to acquiesce to this unwanted behavior. Not one told their co workers to stop or to leave me alone. Nor did the perpetrators bother or hit on any of the white women who were on their way to work or otherwise passing by.

After my ignoring them did not have the effect I sought, I later contacted the Administration and was given information about the contracting business responsible for their hire. So, I ended up speaking to a supervisor who was ranked a sergeant and let him know how his subordinates were conducting themselves.

I said “They aren’t bothering any of those white women walking by. Here I am covered, a professional and they are calling out to me like that. If I was a white woman they wouldn’t be bothering me.” Granted, the sergeant listened and seemed to agree, he let me know he would handle it.

During the time period I was working in that area of D.C. and using that post office it did not happen again.

Black males in their capacity of employment of branded businesses, sexually street harass customers, by standers and co workers ALL the time. Do not wonder why businesses do not want to hire your licentious species.