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31 days of HOLLA: Hollaback! Belfast!

On the 24th day of HOLLA, the spotlight is on team Hollaback! Belfast!

The team continues to astound us: participating in Human Rights Week, partnering with Here NI, and producing a brilliant poster series.

Way to go Belfast! We can’t wait to see what the new year holds!

Show Hollaback! Belfast your support at http://belfast.ihollaback.org/ 

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Maria’s Story: “I felt so violated”

I attended a show at the House of Blues alone. My boyfriend recently broke up with me and my friends were in Vegas. I sometimes go to events because I enjoy spending time alone and I needed to listen to live music as my form of therapy. There I was in the crowd enjoying the show, feeling happy and energetic and safe. I felt someone’s hand on my butt and I looked back but the only people directly behind me was a girl and her bf. I couldn’t see anyone who looked guilty so I just turned around and thought that was it. Not even a minute later I feel someone’s fingers on my vagina. I was wearing a skirt with pantyhose. I whipped my head around and again the same couple only this time the girl pointed at a guy next to her. Without thinking I shoved him violently and yelled at him not to f*cking touch me. He looked at me and said I didn’t do anything.

I turned back around and tried to keep watching the show but my entire being was burning. I felt so violated, so humiliated, so angry. My eyes filled with tears I felt like I was going to explode and I thought no that is not enough he needs to feel how I feel. A guy next to me noticed I was on the verge of breaking down so he asked me what was wrong. I told him and he reacted how I expected, he immediately got security’s attention and I told that security what happened. I turned back to the girl to ask her if she was 100% sure it was him. She said yes.

That security then signaled to a bigger security behind me and that security pulled me out of the crowd and up to his level. I told him what happened and I pointed out the guy. At that moment he and 3 other men went in the crowd, pulled the guy out and escorted him to the street. They allowed me to stand with them the rest of the night, asked me if I was okay, told me no girl should ever go through that and told me they roughed they go up for me so he knows never to do that again. I know someone people in my life tell me im partially to blame because of what I wore or because I went alone (my ex included). I do not agree with this and I am thankful for the men that made me feel safe and my feelings valid that night.

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31 days of HOLLA: Hollaback! Halifax

On the 23rd day of HOLLA, we’re heading up to the chilly East Coast and highlighting team Hollaback! Halifax!

Hollaback! Halifax has been unstoppable this year, from participating in Take Back the Campus and Halifax Pride Parade to their Chalk Walk in the Halifax Commons.

Way to go Hollaback! Halifax! To show them some serious support, check out their site at http://halifax.ihollaback.org/

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31 days of HOLLA: Hollaback! ULU

It’s the 22nd day of our 31 days of HOLLA campaign and today we are looking at one of our recently launched sites, Hollaback! ULU (University of London Union)!

Hollaback! ULU just launched, but they’ve already generated amazing research, publishing “Cross Campus Sexual Harassment Research,” which you can read here!

Great job team Hollaback! ULU! Show your support for Hollaback! ULU on their site at http://ulu.ihollaback.org/

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31 days of HOLLA: Hollaback! Melbourne!

It’s the 21st day of HOLLA and today we’re looking at the amazing work of team Hollaback! Melbourne!

This week, the team celebrated Melbourne’s HOLLAdays in style, holding an open meeting on December 10th with a great turnout!

Show your support to Hollaback! Melbourne by visiting their site at http://melbourne.ihollaback.org/ and check out their amazing guest blogger series on street harassment!

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HOLLA ON THE GO: All too common

Honked at while walking near the mall

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Ligne4’s Story: Creeper on the subway

I was sitting in the subway, checking my phone. When I looked up, I came face to ‘face’ with an fully erected membrum virile. I shouted with surprise but stood still, not believing my eyes. The man hid his dong behind his shoulder bag, and mumbled ‘Sorry’. A woman asked me what was going on, but I kept quiet. I eventually moved to another seat.

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31 Days of HOLLA: Hollaback! Berlin

On the 20th day of HOLLA, we’re sending our love to Hollaback! Berlin!

2013 has been an amazing year for Hollaback! Berlin. The team gave workshops and interviews, produced zines, wrote articles, translated infographics, and participated in the “Faust in da Street” documentary by Street UniverCity. And let’s not forget about one of the most amazing projects, their Cats Against Catcalling mixed tape.
If you haven’t listened to the 95 tracks of Cats Against Catcalling, check it out!
Hollaback! Berlin writes, “Thank you Riot Grrrl Berlin – you are the queen of our heart!”

Thank YOU Hollaback! Berlin. Show them your support at http://berlin.ihollaback.org/#sthash.JkbzgJKu.dpbs

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Hannah’s Story: “Smile”

Some time ago my sister and I entered a shoe store to look around. An employee came up to me and at first seemed friendly, even if a little invasive. At one point he told me to smile and said something along the lines of ‘We should get working’ and did a lewd little dance. I was completely speechless and didn’t know what to say, so I went to my sister, who spoke to one of the employees, and from there we found out he was the manager. I was 15 at the time, and needless to say my sister and I haven’t stepped foot (haha) in that store since.

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31 Days of HOLLA: Hollaback! Muncie

It’s the 19th day of our 31 days of HOLLA and today we’re looking at one of our recently launched sites, Hollaback! Muncie!

Hollaback! Muncie just launched this December and they’ve hit the ground running. Just this December 9th, Hollaback! Muncie held a successful anti-street harassment walk…in -15 degree windchill. Whew!

Show some support for the newly launched Hollaback! Muncie on their site at http://muncieindy.ihollaback.org/

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