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A new street harassment film: STOP.

Julia Retzlaff, an amazing young (18 year-old!!) filmmaker created the awesome short film STOP. about street harassment. Julia has worked as a T.A. for the Bay Area Video Coalition’s (BAVC) beginning video track as well as a freelance editor and researcher for BAVC Productions. We are so excited to see young emerging artists speaking to the realities of street harassment. According to our recent study, 85% of US women report experiencing their first harassment before the age of 17.

Published on May 22, 2015 at 12:06 pm

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racial discrimination, Stalking, Story, Verbal

Lizette’s Story: Shaking and Upset All Day

This morning I was harassed and followed for three blocks by a man on my way to the office from the Farragut West metro. This man walked closely next to and behind me, making lewd remarks about the way I looked, how I walked and about being Asian. He was loud, sometimes shouted, and on the sidewalk and at street corners other commuters stared and didn’t say a word. I lost him when I ducked into a cafe to make sure he didn’t follow me into my office building. I’ve been shaking and upset all day.

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Published on May 29, 2015 at 9:58 pm

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Week in our Shoes: International Research Launch Edition!

Hey there, Hollas! Infographic- Largest CC Study

We’ve got some exciting news for the international movement. Drum roll, please! We released the largest international, cross-cultural study on street harassment. The data shows that 84% of women around the world are first harassed before the age of 17. You can check out the country by country data here. We’ve also had some great press hits on Telegraph, Glamour, Gothamist, and BuzzFeed! Shout out to our awesome deputy director Debjani Roy for her amazing leadership on this project.

Meanwhile around the world…

Hollaback! Peterborough is partnering with the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre and helping circulate their survey for survivors during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. If you’re in the region of Peterborough, Northumberland, City of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton, take part in the survey before the end of the month.

Hollaback! Ottawa site leader Julie Lalonde was featured on CBC after speaking out about her experience of street harassment.

Hollaback! Bahamas will be at the Nassau Village Urban Renewal walkathon this weekend. If you’re in the area and want to join them, find more information here.

Hollaback! Vegas hosted a free screening of The Punk Singer in an effort to spread feelings of empowerment and educate the community about powerful women.

Hollaback! London‘s Good Night Out program was featured in a piece by Medium. One of their awesome site leaders Julia Gray spoke about the ways women are perceived when out at night. Great press team!

It’s been a happening week, and we can’t wait to see what Hollabackers do next week!

Holla and out!

Published on May 29, 2015 at 5:14 pm

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HOLLA ON THE GO: Sisters on the Street

A bunch of f***boys talking and comparing me and my sisters thighs while we were walking down the street.

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Published on May 28, 2015 at 11:21 am

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groping, Nonverbal Harassment, Story, Verbal

HOLLA ON THE GO: Restaurant Rudeness

i worked in a high end Italian restaurant, everyday anything I wore I would get hollered by the staff. I felt very uncomfortable.. I am just 19 years old and these men are in their mid 40s and above..plus this was a new job for me.. I couldn’t step in the kitchen without hearing a whistle or someone trying to grab my butt.. It just got to the point that I had to quit that job.. And now am afraid to work in any other restaurants due to the harassment that happens in the kitchen/ restaurant.

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Published on May 27, 2015 at 11:20 am

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Christina’s Story: What did he think would happen?

Yesterday on the way home from the gym I was walking quickly wearing my black gym pants and a lululemon jacket. I was in no way looking inappropriate.
I was carrying bags ontop of my gym bag as i was having people for dinner that night. As i was walking one way a few people came into my path as they had just crossed the street so as i was weaving through a few people, a large man wearing sunglasses was passing by behind me and he leaned in quickly into my ear and said “damn!”. There are two things, one why did he feel like he had the right to invade my space to get in my ear like that and what did he think would happen as a result? That i would fall down to my knees right then and there and suck him off? What are these ass hats actually thinking?! I kept walking briskly and refused to give him the time of day. But it’s disgusting.

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Published on May 26, 2015 at 2:29 pm

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