Friday, March 03, 2006
Blog-a-thon for Blank Noise Project
Image courtesy - Blank Noise Project
Blank Noise Project is hosting a Blog-a-thon on the issue of street harassment. If you’d like to participate, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org before the 6th of March.
Age 10 - PTC bus to tutions. A hand up the back of my skirt.
Age 13 - On the scooter with Appa on the way back from the library. Two boys pinch me as they speed by on their bikes
Age 15 - Waiting for my mother to pick me up after school."How much for an hour?"
Age 18 - On my Scooter at a signal. Car pulls up next to me, window rolls down and a man old enough to be my grandfather mouths obscenities at me.
Age 22 - Walking down the road minding my own business. Unknown hands reach out and brush against my crotch.
Age 25 - On a near empty carriage on the tube man comes and sits next to me. He smiles proud of the fact that he's wearing no underwear and his genitals are straining against his thin trousers.
Worse things have happened to others. But what binds us is our silence.