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Monday, March 30, 2009

Street Harassment that Ended in Murder

Our hearts go out to Ysemny Ramos' family. Ysemny, a mother of three who was three months pregnant, was killed after ignoring two truck drivers who were harassing her.

Ysemny's story is a terrifying wake up call to women. Perhaps as a survival technique, we imagine that our street harassers are just wayward men. They may scare us, but we try so hard not to believe that they can hurt us. Ysemny's story reminds us that street harassment can be more than annoying, more than scary, it can be deadly.

We owe it to the future Ysemny's of the world to put an end to street harassment now. Join the movement and send your pictures and stories to

For the Ysemny's full story, click here.