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Week in Our Shoes: Creative Combat Edition

Hey Hollabackers! 

This week Hollaback was featured in CBC News, The Daily Progress, Pix 11, and Business Insider Australia.

At the mothership, we hosted a workshop to find creative ideas to improve the NYPD’s approach to subway harassment.

Here’s what HOLLAs all around the world have been up to:

Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio hosted a super rad Screening and Screen Printing Party. Not only did they screen the new Wonder Woman documentary, they also created some cool anti-street 10500387_486100764869170_5457950979187531822_nharassment memorabilia. They also did two screenings of the film Tough Guise for the women currently incarcerated at Southeast Ohio Regional Jail! Super cool, guys!

Hollaback! Twin Cities led their first sexual harassment with staff at the local DV/SA, and it went super well!

Hollaback! Kathmandu hosted a chalk walk and a photo campaign to bring awareness to street harassment and was super successful. Pictures of the event can be found here!

Hollaback! Des Moines participated in a Hobby Lobby/SCOTUS Protest, where they rallied against the recent Supreme Court rulings. Awesome work, guys!

Hollaback! Vancouver had their launch party this past weekend, and it was a rockin’ good time. Pictures of the event can be found here!

Hollaback! Boston is hosting a Take Back the Bar event this weekend. If you’re in the area, make sure to stop by and hang out with some awesome people all in the name of ending street harassment.

Hollaback! BMore signed on the Baltimore Rock Opera Society for their Safer Spaces Campaign.

Hollaback! Ottawa co-hosted an amazing, creative workshop called Collective Spaces, where participants learned more about street harassment while working together to create a moveable mural that will be featured at various college campus around the area.

Keep up the amazing work! Til next time-

HOLLA and out!

-The Hollaback Team

Published on July 18, 2014 at 11:30 am

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Verbal

HOLLA ON THE GO: “He Seemed Oblivious to What He Did”

I was standing outside a greyhound bus stop, waiting to be picked up by my friend. I saw men staring at me, but I stared right back. Then a woman walked by in jeans and a t-shirt & the man near me says, “Hey baby girl” while staring at her like she was his first meal after being starved for weeks. She turned around, gave him a disgusted look, and walked away. I didn’t know what to say, my feminist self was seething. I looked at him & just shook my head. He seemed oblivious to what he did.

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Published on July 15, 2014 at 4:23 pm

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HOLLA ON THE GO: It Happens Everywhere

I often experience catcalling and obscene gestures either from people in cars passing or people who walk by me along this road… The worst thing is it’s the road I take to get to work at times.

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Published on July 15, 2014 at 1:42 pm

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HOLLA ON THE GO: “It Left Me Feeling Very Uncomfortable”

He was possibly being “friendly” but a man who seemed to be middle aged grabbed me on the shoulder without my permission, and it left me feeling very uncomfortable when walking towards Christ Meadow.

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Published on July 15, 2014 at 12:12 pm

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Assault, groping, Verbal

Jo Anne’s Story: “The Injustice. The Shame. The Embarrassment. The Rage.”

http://viralwomen.com/post/this_girl_was_assaulted_at_school

The above link is not my story, but the story of another woman…similar to stories everywhere, including my own. The injustice. The shame. The embarrassment. The rage.

I was cursed with beauty and in my youth and had dozens of my own experiences: sexual harassment and assault, cat calls, blatant staring at my breasts or crotch, whistles, honking, men masturbating in public near me, etc. I’m thankful to be middle-aged now–I am almost invisible.

I saw a post on FB today: When a man is raped, no one talks about what he was wearing.

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Published on July 15, 2014 at 7:05 am

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