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“She kept walking with her head down”

I was in my yard when I noticed a woman walking by my house. As I looked a truck drove by and someone whooped out the window at her. I asked if she was okay but I don’t think she heard me because she kept walking with her head down.

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“The driver cheered and sped off when the light turned”

I was taking a photo of my friend outside of our work which is on a main road near a stoplight. As I took the photo a driver yelled “Congratulations! I want some of that!!”

My friend said to me “Please just hurry and take the photo (it was for work).” The driver cheered and sped off when the light turned.

What was he congratulating us for? Getting his attention? Disgusting.

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Happy Women’s Day, y’all!

Celebrate women's day by never giving up your voice

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“I was with my mom”

Over the summer of 2013, my mom and I were visiting colleges, and were walking through the UMass, Amherst campus. It was a beautiful day out, and we were walking my dog after meeting with some of my mom’s old colleagues. As we were walking a man in a truck, slowed down, leaned out his widow whistled and yelled “Hey baby!” at me. I was with my mom, walking my dog and carrying a bag full of dog poop. I flipped them off as they drove by (though I should have thrown the dog poop at them).

-Emily

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“He stared at me as his car passed within a few inches of my shoulder.”

A few days ago I was walking home after the snow had started to clear up. There were huge chunks of ice and slush completely covering the sidewalk from where the snowploughs had pushed them out of the road. Finding it impossible to walk on the sidewalk, I started walking in the bike lane. I walked against car traffic so I could see cars coming. That stretch of road was straight and after a few minutes I saw a car coming towards me. The driver looked at me and, instead of giving me some space like most cars would a pedestrian, steered his car in a such a way that he was driving right along the edge of the bike lane. He stared at me as his car passed within a few inches from my shoulder. I was so scared and couldn’t even jump back onto the sidewalk because the ice wall was so high.

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