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Street Harassment in NYC! Video Shows How Often It Happens

A video of a woman walking the streets of NYC stirs a discussion of street harassment.

Catcalls. Piropos. Street harassment. Whatever you call it this woman endured it.

It happens to most women that I know, myself included. And though many women in NYC are used to the constant catcalls (or piropos, as some Latinos call it) it doesn’t make it right or comfortable.

A man using “sweeter” words like sweetie, baby, mami, or uttering the infamous, “God bless you” doesn’t make the experience less uncomfortable and frustrating for women. Their words may not be aggressive but it is still street harassment. Because it’s not about what they say; it’s about an assumption that women should take this attention. That when I am minding my business, walking down the streets of NYC, I want the attention.

I don’t.

But too bad. I should take it because I’m a woman. I have an ass and breasts and a vagina therefore it is a man’s right to talk to me, kick it to me, follow me, all day.

It’s not.

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Sujeiry is a natural storyteller, dynamic radio show host and the proud CEO of LoveSujeiry.com. She's been at this digital media and content creation game for 15 plus years and pours her heart and soul onto LoveSujeiry.com - the only site for Latinas on all things love. After realizing there was a void in the love/relationship Latina media market, she took matters into her own hands and became the go-to sex and relationship expert on Latinx platforms. The former sex and relationship expert on Latina.com works diligently and passionately to encourage women of color to be their authentic selves as they navigate all things love.

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