Last night we had the amazing opportunity to talk about street harassment with a group of students at UMD. Here is what the student paper had to say, following our presentation on street harassment.
Melissa Wood wasn’t even walking alone. Suddenly, she said she felt a stranger’s hands in her hair and his arm around her shoulder.
It was nighttime in downtown College Park, but Wood, a sophomore hearing and speech major, said she was surprised her harasser wasn’t discouraged by the group. So much for safety in numbers, she said.
The community organization Holla Back DC! – the Washington-area branch of the international movement that aims to eliminate street harassment – gives a voice to victims by allowing them to post their experiences on the website.
Thank you to Feminists for Sexual Health for having us!