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Hollaback! Releases US Data on Street Harassment!

Hollaback! and Cornell University began a large-scale research survey on street harassment in 2014. The research will be released in two parts: Part I reviews data from the United States and Part II of the survey, a cross-cultural analysis of street harassment from 42 cities around the globe, will release in May. Part I, US-Specific Data, had 4,872 respondents. 

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The data shows that 85% of US women surveyed report experiencing street harassment before the age of 17, and 67% of women report experiencing it before age 14.

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Data was collected and analyzed by Dr. Beth Livingston, Cornell University ILR School and graduate assistants Maria Grillo and Rebecca Paluch, Cornell University ILR School in partnership with Hollaback!

Full results will be available in May 2015 throughout the Hollaback! network. US general results can be viewed above.

For more research on street harassment, see Hollaback!’s Research page.

Published on April 17, 2015 at 11:24 am

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Nonverbal Harassment, Story

HOLLA ON THE GO: A Kiss is a Mis(take)

Man walking by makes kissing sound I flipped him off.

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Published on April 18, 2015 at 8:49 am

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A Week in Our Shoes

Week in Our Shoes: Anti-Street Harassment Week Edition

Hey Hollas!

Hope you’ve all had a great Anti-Street Harassment Week full of fun and badass HOLLA-ing back!

At the Headquarters, we celebrated Anti-Street Harassment Week by rallying last Saturday in Washington Square Park. Check out this storify and this Washington Square News piece for coverage of the event – we had great weather, an amazing turnout, an inspiring lineup of speakers, performers, workshops, and more! Check out photos of the incredible Sydnie L. Mosely Dances hyping up the crowd and of our much-anticipated Cat Against Catcalling with Jerin from the National Organization for Women‘s Online Chapter.

 

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We launched our vlog series – With Love and Revolution! Check our first video in which ED Emily and DD Debjani explain what street harassment is!

We released national data on street harassment in the US! Thanks to input from your sites, our research partnership with Cornell University has produced some impactful and important data. Glamour magazine covered some of our results in their May 2015 edition!

Last but not least, ED Emily delivered the HOLLA! message at LaGuardia Community College this week!

Don’t forget: HOLLA:Rev London is fast approaching!! Be sure to RSVP if you want to attend on June 23rd!

 

Check out what our amazing sites have been up to:

 

Hollaback! Ottawa, Hollaback! New Orleans, and Hollaback! Twin Cities hosted chalk walks for International Anti-Street Harassment Week! Power to the chalk walk!

Hollaback! Bahamas offered a free relaxation and stress management session through the Peace Revolution last Saturday! They also presented at Bahamas Sexual Health & Rights Association’s tea party, partnered with the PRO Society at College of the Bahamas to do an on-campus chalk event, and offered a free self-defense session! Just when we thought they couldn’t be any more awesome -they are also hoping to launch their safe space initiative this week!

Hollaback! Amsterdam and Hollaback! Berlin participated in Stop Telling Women to Smile’s International Wheat Pasting Night!

Hollaback! Atlanta hosted a panel discussion, a coffee hour, and a march for International Anti-Street Harassment Week! Their awesome work was covered in Fresh Loaf Atlanta!

Hollaback! Baltimore hosted visits to a self-defense workshop and to FORCE‘s Monument Quilt at Towson University, organized a chalk walk, and ran a table at UMBC’s Take Back the Night! Solid Anti-Street Harassment Week HOLLA-ing back, Baltimore.

Hollaback! Las Vegas hosted THREE (yes, three!) chalk walks AND a self-defense workshop with Israeli Martial Arts!

Hollaback! Croatia hosted a panel and a workshop on responding to street harassment! Way to bring the HOLLA word!

Hollaback! Vancouver received coverage in the Vancouver Courier for their OUTSTANDING awareness campaign on transit harassment!

Hollaback! Peterborough was featured in My Kawartha for their awesome work! Congrats!

Wow. Huge week, Hollas. Huge.

 

Until next week – HOLLA and out!

 

Published on April 17, 2015 at 6:03 pm

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groping, Nonverbal Harassment, Story

SC’s Story: Angry and Worried

I was on the PATH train home during my daily commute from work in NYC to NJ. The train lurched quite a bit and people were jostling. At first, I did not think the man meant to be so close to me or that he meant to touch my butt. I inched closer to the bar I was holding away from him.

A couple of stops later, the ride was smoother, and the touch was unmistakably real. I turned around to see a man twice my size. I frowned and move even closer to the bar. I only had one more stop before I could get off the train. He did not stop getting closer to me. Then, another man said, “How about you stand over here? I notice it too.” This man helped me move away from him in the crowded train, and I knew I was not imagining it.

I took a photo of him from behind and tried to catch a photo of him as I got off the train. He got off too. He lives in my city. I took another photo of him from behind with a PATH camera that would have captured his face. I tried to find a police officer on my way out of the station and could not find one.

I was angry and worried that he might mistreat another woman. I was not sure of what to do, but I knew I needed to let someone know. I searched the PATH website to find an email address to send the photos. Unable to find the address, I decided to call the PATH police department. The officer who answered asked me why I waited two hours to call about the incident (I was still shaken and could not find the information easily). I was told I could go down to the station to file a report. I get the feeling I am not going to be taken seriously.

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Published on April 17, 2015 at 1:31 am

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Story, Verbal

HOLLA ON THE GO: the suit doesn’t suit you

My girlfriend receive lewd remarks directed at her by a man in a business suit. When she confronted the fellow he claimed she shouldn’t be wearing the shirt she chose to wear .

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Published on April 16, 2015 at 7:16 pm

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