Street harassment in the media, The Movement

"Sexual Harassment Is ‘No. 1 Quality of Life Offense’ on Subways"

Yesterday there was a public hearing on harassment and assault in the subways. There, the police called sexual harassment “No. 1 Quality of Life Offense.” Hey NYPD, people talking loudly on their cell phones is a quality of life offense. Harassment and assault is violence.

Still, we are glad the NYPD has taken notice and grateful for all the press on the issue:

Subway Perv Reports Going Up” Metro International. (Check out the sidebar on the next generation of Hollaback!)

Sexual Harassment Is ‘No. 1 Quality of Life Offense’ on Subways, Police Say” New York Times. (Check out the mention of New Yorkers for Safe Transit, co-founded by HollabackNYC!)

Subway Harassment Complaints On The Rise” NY1.

Complaints of sexual abuse on subway worst in Manhattan” New York Post

Gal’s wild ‘goosed’ chase” New York Post (Note: Oraia is helping us launch the Hollaback Iphone app!)

Police: Subway Sexual Harassment the Top Quality of Life Concern” AMNY. (Check out the quote from Tara Rose, who submitted her story to HollabackNYC a couple weeks ago!)

“Sexual Harassment On Subways An ‘Underreported Crime‘” Gothamist.

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On the bridle path in Forest Park, Queens

This little man apparently wanted to have a measuring contest with my horse. He lost.

Submitted by Kit

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Uncategorized

Men Who Harass Me: One Woman’s Partial Collection


This is the 37th in the series.

Submitted by Sally N.

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Verbal

"show us your titties, cigarette girl"

i was parking in the parking structure at work at university of Michigan hospital. as i turned around the corner i saw 3 men walking up the ramp towards the door of the hospital. as i drove by one of them yelled something about showing him my titties. i stopped my car and yelled “are you talking to me?” and he says “show us your titties, cigarette girl.” i told them to go fuck themselves and then i went inside and told security. they sent an officer out to talk to them and also kicked them out as they didn’t have any reason to be there. the officer asked if i wanted to press charges but i said no. i didn’t want to deal with the “justice” system. although after reading this site i wish i would have since so many women don’t really have this opportunity.

Submitted by Chelsea

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The Movement

Breaking News! Councilmember Lappin Stands Up for Lady Straphangers!

We just got word that Councilmember Jessica Lappin, introduced a bill that would require the NYPD to collect data on complaints of sexual harassment on the subway system (inappropriate touching, public masturbation, etc.)

This makes Councilmember Lappin one of our HOLLAheroines!


UPDATE! Check out the rest of the story in Our Town East Side, with Hollaback quotes at the end.

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Verbal

This Frog Won’t Turn into a Prince


This guy was making kissing sounds at me on Prince st between Broadway and Crosby street on 11.16.09 around noon. Being able to send you a photo makes me feel a little better, so thank you.

Submitted by Mary

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Nonverbal Harassment, union square

Halloween’s Scariest Story


This was taken at the Union Square 14th St station. My friend and I were waiting for the 4 train and were dressed up for Halloween. She was fighting with her boyfriend and also quite inebriated so she sat on the platform (ew, but what can you do?). I crouched next to her to comfort her. That’s when I noticed some a**hole on the opposite platform zooming in on my friend’s crotch and his flash go off. He actually walked to the edge of the platform and bent to get her crotch. I tried to alert her, but she was too drunk to move. I pulled my camera out, and he immediately hid behind a metal pillar. I snapped the shot as fast as I could and shouted some choice words at him. He hid behind that damn pillar until the next train came. I wish the photo was less blurry. I was shaking with anger. It had already been a bad night and though I’ve been harassed before, no one’s ever aimed a camera at me. It felt so violating that someone I don’t know has a picture of my friend’s crotch, and possibly me, is showing his stupid friends, and maybe posting it on the internet somewhere. He was a young guy, mid-twenties, with short black hair. He wasn’t wearing a costume, but a maroon track jacket and jeans. It was so frustrating to just stand on the other side of the platform while that perv looked at his camera. At least there’s Holla Back.

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Street harassment in the media

HollabackNYC in the NYTimes!

From the New York Times article:

“Holla Back NYC lets women post pictures of men who harass them on the street. Holla Back struck such a nerve when it was introduced in 2005 (and led to more than one arrest) that now there are 20 Holla Back sites.”

Holla!

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Uncategorized

Men Who Harass Me: One Woman’s Partial Collection


This is the 36th in the series.

Submitted by Sally N.

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The Movement

HollabackNYC cited as a case study in a new report!

HollabackNYC and our friends and collaborators at RightRides and New Yorkers for Safe Transit are cited in this new report:

How to Ease Women´s Fear of Transportation Environments: Case Studies and Best Practices

Hollaback is on pages 38-40. Holla!

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