All Incidents

I was leaving Alden Li...

May 30, 2018 Gender

I was leaving Alden Library around 2:30pm (walking toward Baker University Center) and noticed a man staring at me as we passed each other (he was headed toward Alden Library)....

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My wife and I were wai...

March 21, 2018 Gender

My wife and I were waiting to pull into a parking spot at the Athens Kroger as another car was backing out. Another vehicle approached from the other direction and...

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Another Scary Vehicle

March 15, 2018 Racial

I want people to be aware of this Jeep with bumper stickers with violent and racist stickers in the Near East Side in Athens. “ISIS Hunter” is the smaller sticker....

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College Students with Degrading Sign

March 8, 2018 Gender

Walking along minding my own business and had to see this sign. This is a canary in the coal mine for the depth of misogony that exists in our town....

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Walking the dog, I was...

February 27, 2018 Gender

Walking the dog, I was amazed to see a heavy yellow stream of "water" shooting out of a screened window on the second floor of a rental house. It was...

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This truck was seen dr...

February 16, 2018 Racial

This truck was seen driving down East State Street in Athens, Ohio. The small yellow sticker is hard to read in the photo, but it says, "Illegal Immigrant Hunter." :...

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Swastikas Painted on OU Buildings

October 2, 2017 Racial

On Sept. 29, 2017, the pictured swastika with the word Clinton written over it was found spray painted on the back staircase of the music building at Ohio University.  The...

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Potential Neo-Nazis Living on East State Street, Athens

September 26, 2017 Racial

On Sept 25, 2017, PJL received an anonymous tip about an SPQR flag believed to be a neo-nazi symbol being displayed on the balcony of a residence at 149 E...

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Sexual Assault at Pyramid Hookah bar 09/01/17

September 5, 2017 Sexual

I was at the hookah bar when one of the brothers who own the bar (he was the one with long, thick curly hair) was talking with my friends and...

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Construction workers harassing women

June 9, 2017 Sexual

Construction workers at the site of the new apartments going up at the corner of Grosvenor and Carpenter are harassing women as they walk by. It seems to be just...

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Don't look it up in Urban Dictionary.

April 15, 2017 Gender

I was just at Walmart and overheard to young men talking as they walked by me. One of them said something in a venomous tone while looking in my general...

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70 degrees means No Reprieve

February 22, 2017 Sexual

It's 70 degrees in February, and the frat boys sure are obnoxious today. They are being loud and entitled all over the place. I was just walking past the frat...

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"You could hit your old man with that."

February 19, 2017 Gender

I was just at junk swap. I walked up to a table displaying items of sale that had a group of men standing around it. There were about 4 older...

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Scipio Township News

January 18, 2017 Racial

About a week or two ago, I was driving down 684 in Meigs County Ohio when I passed a sign I had passed many times before. The sign reads, “Scipio...

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Grocery Store Stalking

August 16, 2016 Sexual

I went to a dinner party at a friend's house on Sunday night. It was loads of fun. Afterward at around 10pm, I decided to stop by Kroger to pick...

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Old, Tired Trope

August 1, 2016 Sexual

I don't know what sort of bro convention was going on in Athens on Sunday July 17, but there definitely seemed to be some extra douche-bags in town. I was...

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I Don't Want Your Free Lesson

July 10, 2016 Sexual

Usually when I go to Lowe's the people working there are very nice and helpful, but inevitably, there is some dude customer who wants to exert his dominance over me...

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Town Drunk

June 30, 2016 Sexual

So, there is this guy in town, actually there's probably at least a handful of guys who would fit this description in town, but I'm talking about a specific guy....

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Creepy OU RAPIST

January 31, 2016 Racial

Me and my roommate encountered the OU rapist last night at a party at a new club. We walked to the back room where we were tryna put our jackets...

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Creeper Landscaper in Athens

December 18, 2015 Sexual

I was targeted by man doing nearby yardwork. hung around near my house, hung around my residence, overly friendly, offered inexpensive landscape services and then began to try and instigate...

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Uptown Stalker

October 29, 2015 Sexual

The other night, I was at Tony's, and there was a man groping and fondling women and making them feel uncomfortable. He was a tall man named David who claimed...

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"Um, I'm in High School. . . "

October 27, 2015 Sexual

After a local event, Dan approached me and was being creepy, asking for my number and hitting on me. When I told him that I am still in high school,...

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Bystander Intervention at the gun store.

October 23, 2015 Gender

I have been living on a farm for about 5 years now, and about a week ago, I decided to buy my first gun. I had done extensive research, shot...

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Blatant racism is acceptable within establishment

September 8, 2015 Racial

A bar I've been a regular at for sometime had recently kicked me out after I had be called the n word for the, lets just say millionth time, and...

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Stop and Frisk

August 30, 2015 Police

Raised in Athens it's easy to see that diversity is one thing that makes the town such a great place to live. It's frequent that passerbys will recognize one another,...

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It amazes me how young they learn this.

June 16, 2015 Sexual

I was sitting outside of the Volunteer Fire Department using the wifi when a group of five or six young boys ranging in age from about 4 to 8 rode...

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I was wrong. He's still a terror.

April 8, 2015 Sexual

Over the past couple of years, I've posted a couple of stories on this website. Here is the first one, about how living in the same small town with your...

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Haley's Story

March 29, 2015 Sexual

Men in this vehicle were yelling harassing things at me today on E State St. I was driving with my window slightly open and talking on speaker phone with my...

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Sarah's Story

March 10, 2015 Disability

New assholes acrossed the street! I was sitting on my friend's porch enjoying the summer breeze to the sound of his new neigbor acrossed the street mowing his tiny lawn....

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Jenna's Story

February 7, 2015 Sexual

While walking home by myself last night I had the most rude interaction with three drunk girls and two drunk guys. I was wearing a blue Stitch onesie with the...

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"I just felt ashamed and disgusted for the rest of the day."

January 25, 2015 Sexual

I was at a medical science camp over the summer, and a group of other girls and I were seated at a table for lunch. A group of men our...

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Anonymous Story

January 13, 2015 Sexual

I was locking up the office but still inside the building just now and heard a college aged guy yelling on the street outside, "Hey, B--ch, come here!" then "Get...

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"That's an hour of my life I'll never get back, [email protected]#ch!"

January 11, 2015 Sexual

A couple of days ago, I was at the Rocky Boot Outlet in Nelsonville. I was trying on some cowgirl boots and overhearing an unpleasant conversation between what appeared to...

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Just trying to buy some eggs, man. . .

December 16, 2014 Sexual

I woke up on a Saturday morning and realized I was out of eggs, so I drove over to the next holler to buy some from a neighbor. I had...

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You can "Worship the Witch" without harassing women, thanks.

November 17, 2014 Class

This occurrence was on the sidewalk outside of the Union. A really mean and drunk(?) metal head started accusing me of being a narc and was very close to slugging...

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Jerome's Story

November 3, 2014 Sexual

During the Athens Halloween Block Party last weekend I was walking towards my house around 1am when I passed two college aged guys and overheard one of them say to...

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"You don't actually need to be a woman, you just have to dress like one. . ."

October 21, 2014 Sexual

Some time in the 90s I attended the Halloween Block Party as some sort of tribal warrior of my own invention.  I was wearing a grass skirt and a headdress...

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Open Letter to Last Night's Cat Caller

October 10, 2014 Sexual

I would like to apologize for my preemptive use of the word “asshole” to address you tonight. That was a primarily instinctive response. Having calmed now, I realize that in...

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I look like a Germanic Warrior?!?! WTF?!?!

September 26, 2014 Sexual

I was just walking passed the Junction and a guy started coming at me saying, "Hey, you Miss. You. You Miss." My eyes widened, I shook my head no, and...

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Sarah's Story

September 20, 2014 Sexual

I was stopped at the light at the intersection of Stimson and State. I was gonna turn left and go down Stimson. It was in the middle of the day....

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Bystander Intervention actually works!!!

September 11, 2014 Sexual

Several months ago I posted a story about my rapist always turning up when I am out to lunch or the grocery store or anywhere really. Back in 2001 or...

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Maura's Story

August 25, 2014 Sexual

The minute I turned 21, I made a special effort to hit Lucky's every Wednesday last spring semester for liquor pitcher night. It used to be my favorite thing about...

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Anonymous Story

August 24, 2014 Sexual

I was walking with my girlfriend back to my home and I heard a couple of comments from the second floor apartment. The comments were "hi sexy take off your...

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Olivia's Story

August 24, 2014 Sexual

So I recently buzzed my hair. All of my friends have been really supportive of my decision. I haven't actually experienced any problems because of it before last night. I...

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Jess's Story

August 21, 2014 Sexual

First time at Lucky's: It was alright, I like to get my groove on when I'm feeling well enough. Well, this guy I had consensual sex with once, then he...

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How do you respond when it seems that your harasser has a mental illness?

August 19, 2014 Sexual

How do you respond to harassment when it seems that the harasser has a mental illness or cognitive disability of some kind? I was just on my way into the...

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Sarah's Story

August 6, 2014 Sexual

This happened a few days ago. I was on the road with my band, traveling from last our show in Pittsburg to our next show in Columbus. We stopped for...

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Parkersburg Gas Station Grossness

August 1, 2014 Sexual

Catcalling: One way to set me off and put me in a pissy mood for the entire day. As I walk towards the entrance of the gas station, I am...

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Groping at the Union

July 29, 2014 Sexual

Thursday evening I went up to the Union to hear some music. I noticed this guy eyeing me multiple times throughout the night. I was headed toward the water jug...

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Domestic Violence Related High Speed Chase on 681

July 28, 2014 Sexual

I swear I just saw some sort of domestic violence related high speed chase. I was driving along 681 near Albany behind a smallish, silver SUV that was traveling at...

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Sage's Story

July 7, 2014 Sexual

Double whammy! I walked to the Y (Cincinnati) yesterday morning for my workout. On the way I passed the laundromat on Sherman and Allison, and a man stepped out the...

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I shouldn't have to feel afraid to walk to work.

June 2, 2014 Sexual

Every weekday, I walk to my office job, which I absolutely love. However, the past couple of weeks have made me dread the 15 minute morning walk to work. Last...

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Creepy Police Officer

May 31, 2014 Sexual

I was 19 and my car broke down on my way to class, and my phone was dead. I walked around a bit until I found a sheriff's deputy who...

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"I should have insisted that someone call the police."

May 28, 2014 Sexual

I was seventeen, my sister was fourteen. We lived in a safe neighborhood on the north side of Lancaster, so we walked a lot of places because I could drive...

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Anonymous Story

May 22, 2014 Sexual

I was in the third grade and I was sick. Everyone was gone and my mom had to work. So she left me with my aunt's boyfriend who was in...

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Now THAT is a crime!

May 10, 2014 Sexual

A couple of weeks ago, I was walking from Baker toward Court Street. School had not let out for the summer yet. The weather was warm and sunny, but it...

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Olivia's Story

May 7, 2014 Sexual

My mom and I were standing by the Convo talking around 8PM on a Friday night, when a guy driving wolf-whistled at us. I shouted "f--k off" just as my...

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Rapists don't deserve to be parents!

May 7, 2014 Sexual

I was just walking across the Kroger parking lot into the store when I saw this guy who is a known serial rapist hitting on some young beautiful girl while...

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He walked next to me for a block

May 3, 2014 Sexual

Man told me that he liked watching me bounce like pebbles referring to my breast and butt. He walked next to me for a block trying to engage a response,...

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Kantner Hall

April 11, 2014 Sexual

Sitting outside of Kantner Hall with a friend. Some guy neither of us know just hung out of a window and yelled "hey bitches."

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Cat-Callers at Casa

March 10, 2014 Sexual

One night I was out at the bar having a few drinks with a friend of mine. We decided to go outside and have a smoke. My friend had to...

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I Don't Like Soda

February 2, 2014 Sexual

The following is an essay regarding the incident and its affect on me in the aftermath. I Don’t Like Soda I don’t like soda (or pop as we called it...

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Priyanka's Story

December 5, 2013 Sexual

I was walking back home around 8PM at night and talking over phone. Generally, I like to talk over phone during my walks to not feel bored! Suddenly, I felt...

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Olivia's Story

November 8, 2013 Sexual

This happened last Friday afternoon, but it's been bugging me. I missed the F#*CKRAPECULTURE rally at the courthouse because I had to meet with my housemates, and I was walking...

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Carolyn's Story

October 16, 2013 Sexual

While walking past this house on Friday October 12, around 9 PM, party goers or residents sitting at the gate of this house (about three people) started cat calling me....

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The world looks different through women's eyes.

October 10, 2013 Sexual

So I just spent all day today moving furniture and cleaning out the wood shed so that I could buy a load of seasoned firewood. I haven't had time to...

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Cindy's Story

October 9, 2013 Gender

I was having coffee outside with some friends of mine who are in a band. There was a group of college guys (wearing college colors/sports team looking) sitting inside. One...

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Abby's Story

October 4, 2013 Sexual

My boyfriend and I were standing in front of the Cat's Eye, smoking cigarettes. He was facing the street, and I was facing away from it, a group of guys...

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Another story from Kroger

October 4, 2013 Sexual

As I was walking into Kroger the other day, a group of about four or five guys started shouting at me and whistling. I turned around to look at who...

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Students are Back and Harassment is Up

September 9, 2013 Sexual

So all summer long, I've been walking between my office on North College and the new Baker Center about once a week, meeting with people, going to the post office...

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This house on Mill Street has got chronic problems.

September 8, 2013 Sexual

A group of college guys sitting on a porch told me to "Shake that ass" while I walked up the hill home the other night. I said "What the heck?"...

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Creeper in the Check Out Lane.

September 7, 2013 Sexual

I was just at Lowe's on East State Street getting lumber together for a woodworking project I'm doing later today with a group of teenage girls. I was trying to...

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Hannah's Story

August 31, 2013 Sexual

I was walking down High Street on 8/31/13 at around 6 PM on my way to the library, when I saw 4 guys walking toward me in NBA basketball jerseys....

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I was harassed at Kroger today.

August 10, 2013 Sexual

I was just at Kroger, picking up snacks for our Girl Power outing to the pool this afternoon. As I was walking across the packed parking lot, a man with...

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She's only 11 years old!!!

July 10, 2013 Sexual

I was in Kroger one day when I was eleven and my dad went to get something from the other side of the store to get something and I was...

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Katrina's Story

June 29, 2013 Sexual

At 7am this morning I was walking to work, heading east toward the intersection of High St and Carpenter Ave. I heard a loud noise to my right. As I...

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1 of 3 from Graybear "3 New Stories from Graybear: Harassment and Public Indecency while Jogging. And again, the police do nothing."

June 15, 2013 Sexual

[Originally one story, split into three stories to represent each location.] While jogging one gorgeous Sunday morning in upscale Oakwood, OH (a suburb of Dayton), I was running down the...

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Wonder Woman fights back!

June 12, 2013 Sexual

I was walking down the street and a guy pulled up in a car and flicked his tongue between his fingers at me. I yelled "*@#$ you!" and he said...

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Anonymous Story

May 2, 2013 Sexual

I was walking down Court Street when these dudes from the balcony were yelling at women passing by. "Whore." "Blow me." The usual classy stuff. I yelled back could feel...

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Kelly's Story

April 16, 2013 Sexual

I was walking home from dinner with my husband and friends on my birthday. It also happened to be mom's weekend in full force. A younger woman (20 something) was...

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Sarah's Story

April 13, 2013 Sexual

Sat. April 13th, 2013, the last day of International Anti-Street Harassment Week. I was walking a few blocks from my office to the Dollar Store to pick up some more...

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Gwen's Story

April 8, 2013 Sexual

I was walking down Court Street one weekend night, and this guy grabbed me by the shoulders and said, "I'm going where you're going tonight!" I shoved him hard and...

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Sarah's Story

April 8, 2013 Sexual

I was walking back to my office from lunch around 4pm on a sunny Spring afternoon. I was leaving Casa and walking by the bench outside. I saw it coming,...

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Victoria's Story

March 25, 2013 Sexual

An Open Letter to the Young Men Walking Across Campus Yelling “Rape Squad” To the five young men who were walking across campus, yelling “rape squad” this evening: You didn’t...

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Gwen's Story

March 10, 2013 Sexual

I got my first job as a waitress this past summer at a Bar and Grill back home. It was active all day and almost every night. I realized pretty...

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Anonymous Story

March 9, 2013 Sexual

On Mill Fest there was a group of guys that stood on the corner of the street thinking they were hot shots, to the point where they decided it was...

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Anonymous Story

March 9, 2013 Sexual

I was just trying to get a cup of coffee. I walked up to Donkey, and my rapist was sitting at one of the outdoor tables. I kept my eyes...

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2 of 3 from Graybear "3 New Stories from Graybear: Harassment and Public Indecency while Jogging. And again, the police do nothing."

February 21, 2013 Sexual

[Originally one story, split into three stories to represent each location.] Another jogging story – on an early weekday morning before work, I was taking a short run around our...

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3 of 3 from Graybear "3 New Stories from Graybear: Harassment and Public Indecency while Jogging. And again, the police do nothing."

February 21, 2013 Sexual

My third and last story was an incident at a Pink Floyd concert in Cleveland, OH (yes, many years ago). Me and my girlfriend were walking down the stadium steps...

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Katrina's Story

February 21, 2013 Sexual

I was walking home from work through the deserted West Side neighborhood of Athens after midnight on a Saturday and caught up to a group of drunk men walking in...

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Lily's Story

February 21, 2013 Sexual

I was walking down Court Street on my first weekend at school. Suddenly one of my girlfriends stopped cold. She looked shocked. I stopped and asked what had happened. She...

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Ms. Mali's Story

February 21, 2013 Sexual

It was my first month in Athens as an international student in my first US town. I loved the beautiful scenery and the friendly people in Athens. At a weekend,...

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