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Author: Britni de la Cretaz

Britni de la Cretaz is a freelance writer, feminist momma, and recovered alcoholic living in Boston. She's also a founding member of Safe Hub Collective.

Posted Nov. 10, 2015, 9 a.m. by Britni de la Cretaz | View Comments
Street Harassment: Compliment or Something More Dangerous?

What is street harassment? Street harassment is a form of harassment that happens in public space. It can happen when you’re walking down the street, riding the subway, or hanging out in a coffee shop. It can happen in the hallway at school or while you’re riding your bike. It ranges from catcalling (“Hey, baby!”), whistling, staring, and stalking to more physical violence like groping or flashing (when someone exposes themselves in public). Everyone experiences street harassment differently. For example, maybe you don’t think that strangers telling you they like your hair is harassment, but your friend does. That’s OK! ...