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“You look like you need to be raped.” Nikki’s story

I was walking to the bus stop, and the guy approaching the stop from the other direction said something I didn’t catch about my clothes and then added “motherfucker, you look like you need to be raped and shit.” I almost walked on to the next stop, but I decided I wasn’t going to let him control my actions (and the street was busy enough that I hoped I would be safe standing my ground). I planted my feet, and looked at the street, communicating clearly that I was ignoring him and that I was staying. He said, “Come on, you didn’t even look at me,” and walked away. It wasn’t a big deal, ultimately, but hearing that phrase, the suggestion that I needed to be raped straight, was terrifying.

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Store staff had my back and walked me home safety.

I was followed for a few blocks by a homeless man who kept making sexual comments to me even after I told him to stop multiple times. I felt so helpless when he said “What are you going to do about it? Go ahead and call the police” I was afraid that I wouldn’t be taken seriously but thank you to the staff of Molly’s Cupcakes who found someone to walk me back home and talk me down!

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Creep hiding in doorway is annoyed at Krystle for calling him out. (Sadly, this is not an Onion headline…)

I was leaving my apartment and heading towards the Western brown line when I noticed a guy about twenty feet ahead of me. He ducked into a hidden entrance and waited for me to walk past. It was maybe about five paces before I got a suspicious feeling. As he emerged from the doorway to catch up to me, I stopped and pretended to look at my phone. He stopped next to me, leered and said: “You look so pret-ty.” I glared at him and told him to leave me alone. I stayed frozen to the spot and waited for him to walk away. He walked to the street to cross and as I walked by again I noticed that he looked quite annoyed that I spoke up. I glared, told him that what he did was quite rude. He looked offended again and said “For sayin you pretty?” and I said “YEAH.”

I walked away but was shaken and felt sick. This was so close to my apartment! What if he had seen me leaving?

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Red Line, again.

A man on a very crowded CTA red line continuously grinded his crotch into my backside even when I tried to move.

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I was told, “You HAVE to smile!” by stranger in Evanston.

I was on my lunch break and was walking down Orrington just north of Fountain Square in Evanston this afternoon. A white man, probably in his 20s or 30s, walked by me as he was coming out of a restaurant. He called sarcastically after me, “Hey – hey YOU – you’re smiling way too much, you know that?” Then, “Hey! You need to smile more!” Then he got in his black SUV and drove away. It reminded me of when I was on the Orange Line a few years ago and a couple of drunk men affronted me, repeating, “You HAVE to smile”, and then called me names when I got off at the next stop. I’m sick and tired of male strangers telling me to smile. I’m not here to entertain you. I will wear any expression that I please.
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New submission from Saved by my friends

This happened 3 years ago as I was walking home from work. I guess there’s this halfway house or mental health agency around 16th and Wabash. I’m walking on one side of the street and I see these creepy hunchbacked guy walking on the opposite side. I just knew he was going to cross and he did. He’s behind me saying “Hey! Hey!” Out of the blue a friend of mine sees me in his car and I ran to the car & told him about the creepy guy. The guy is still saying hey & trying to approach me. I yelled “Get away from me!” Then he responded “Fuck you then bitch.”

A police officer happened to be giving someone a ticket & I went to him & told him what happened. The officer confronted the creep & threatened to arrest him but he just gave him a warning & the creep ran off.

There were people across the street who saw everything that happened and one guy said that he was watching and would’ve intervened if the guy tried to touch me. He also said he’s witnessed the creep harass other women in that area too & that he would tell the building manager where the creep lives.

I’m just thankful for my friend who saw me, the cop, and the people who would’ve had my back if the creep would’ve tried to physically harm me.

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Saved by friends and supported by bystanders and Chicago Police. Awesome story!

This happened 3 years ago as I was walking home from work. I guess there’s this halfway house or mental health agency around 16th and Wabash. I’m walking on one side of the street and I see these creepy hunchbacked guy walking on the opposite side. I just knew he was going to cross and he did. He’s behind me saying “Hey! Hey!” Out of the blue, a friend of mine sees me in his car and I ran to the car & told him about the creepy guy. The guy is still saying hey and trying to approach me. I yelled “Get away from me!” Then he responded “Fuck you then bitch.”

A police officer happened to be giving someone a ticket and I went to him, told him what happened. The officer confronted the creep and threatened to arrest him but he just gave him a warning. The creep ran off.

There were people across the street who saw everything that happened and one guy said that he was watching and would’ve intervened if the guy tried to touch me. He also said he’s witnessed the creep harass other women in that area too and that he would tell the building manager where the creep lives.

I’m just thankful for my friend who saw me, the cop, and the people who would’ve had my back if the creep would’ve tried to physically harm me.

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Walking faster and following me, near Jackson and Wells.

I was walking down Jackson st after leaving dinner with a friend & this guy taking a smoke break saw me & said “Hey ms lady, how you doin?” I ignored him & kept walking. I walked faster to my place and I felt like I was being followed. I turn down Wells & I’m panicking because I turned around and saw the guy walking fast behind me. A different guy opens a door to a parking garage & I start to walk in to get off the sidewalk but instead I walk closer to Van Buren. I look back & the guy is gone.

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