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Date of Graduation

Spring 2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)


Department of Sociology and Anthropology


Matthew B. Ezzell

Beth Eck

Rebecca Howes-Mischel


This paper is exploratory research into how college-age women understand their experiences of street harassment. Street harassment is a normative experience for women living in patriarchal cultures, and is an intrusive experience faced regularly in public life. Women told their experiences as part of a narrative that changed over time as they aged from teens into college. Their experiences were not confined to the street, but experienced across public life, and women often carry the weight of harassment in silence. Women resign to the ongoing reality of harassment, and their experiences did not exist in a vacuum but a larger mosaic of gendered violence at the hands of men.



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