I was walking down the street, just needing to get away, needing some alone time. I brought my rosary beads with me, just to pray, because that’s the only way I get that kind of alone time. I was finishing up my prayers when all of a sudden, my concentration broke and I could feel someone slow down next to me. I started feeling the hairs on my neck stand.
“Need a ride, sweetheart?” The dude called out.
His voice jarred me and I just bit my tongue. I was afraid of starting something dangerous, so I didn’t call out. He drove off and left me angry. The peace I felt from my prayers was gone.
I go outside to pray because I need to be by myself for fifteen minutes. I can’t even have the right to pray by myself, simply because men view me as personal property. We need to do something about this.
Submitted by Katie on 7/14/2010
Location: Massachussetts and Macomb
Time of Harassment: Night (7:30P-12A)
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