I recently moved back to the big city and am having a really hard time adjusting. I used to live in the subarbs where I would never be bothered by peverted men. In fact, there weren't any. If people were friendly, it would be a genuine friendly hello or such which I feel is great. I used to go out often and even if I was wearing something suggestive... god forbid... a sleeveless shirt of some sort, it would still be alright. In my 5 years living there I had never ever been harassed despite the fact that I went out often, and late at night sometimes too. Well, since I've moved to the city I HARDLY ever go out for pleasure as each time I have gone out I have been harassed by peverted men that I do not know. Some have cat called, others speak to me all the while looking at me in a "undressing you with their eyes look" (a lot of this seems subjective but believe me, I am not exaggerating), some have even approached me and tried to touch me! My mother has always said it was simply coincidence. Well... today, I took the bus to the public health office to get immunizations for my trip to South America. I walked 2 blocks from my house got on the bus. A old man on and stood by me and kept staring at me in an odd way and attempted to speak to me. The bus was not crowded at all. No big deal I thought. I moved. I got off at my stop and proceeded to walk 2 blocks to the health office. This guy who was just sitting on the street in bummy clothing and missing teeth got up and walked toward me. I did not think anything of it until he grabbed my upper arm as we were passing and squeezed it then smiled me the most peverted smile ever. I was so shocked by the situation it was over before I knew it. :s I was very upset by this occurance. I just want to be left alone and not have to be bothered. This and all my numerous other experiences jsut built up inside. I was frustrated and upset. Less then 5 minutes later, another man I walked past said "heeeellllooooo" and stopped and turned around to stare at me again in a peverted manner. At this i broke down and began to cry. Yes, me, a grown woman crying on the street in the district right by city hall. :cry: I tried my best to hold it in but the last man just pushed me over the top. It was very embarassing. let me put in that I was fully dressed from head to toe, you could only see my face and hands and keep in mind that I am in no way a gorgeous woman, I am average looking but quite petite. I try not to let these occurances bother me but I just feel so upset by them. It happens almost every time I leave the house.