Anyone who has been watching or reading the news knows that there has been a lot of talk this year about sexism and assault of women. One event that is likely seared in many women’s minds was the light sentence meted out this year to the Stanford University student after being found guilty of sexual assault. Most women have experienced some kind of harassment from men, sexual or otherwise. We endure it, we tell our friends about it, sometimes we report it, and often it feels like the system is unfairly tilted against us. I wanted to take a moment to reflect on what it’s like to experience harassment. First I’d like to share my own story with you.