For rude comments on the street, a simple “Don’t talk to me,” will usually suffice. If they persist in badgering or trying to intimidate you, grab your phone. Consider pulling a Hollaback (www.ihollaback.com
) and take their photo, or call the non-emergency police number (program it into your phone now – it’s a good thing to have on hand anyway.) The main advantage to this is that it will scare them away. But if they’re serial harassers and the police receive multiple complaints, something might actually happen.