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Vote for Hollaback 2.0!

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HOLLABACK against street harassment! Vote now, here.

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Men Who Harass Me: One Woman’s Partial Collection


This is the 33rd in the series.

Submitted by Sally N.

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The Movement

Vote to Help Bring RightRides to DC!

Reposted from Hollaback DC:

How much would you love to see safe, free rides for women and LGBTQ individuals on weekends through a partnership with Holla Back DC! and Zipcar? Wouldn’t that be cool? Well, we want to bring a RightRides chapter to the DC metro area.

To make this a reality, Holla Back DC! is asking you to vote for this idea through Ideablob. If we win, half of that $10K would be used to bring RightRides to DC. But we need YOU to make it happen! We urge you to take one minute to register through Ideablob and vote for HBDC! A vote for us is a vote for a safer DC for all. And hey, good ideas spread, so get your friends and family in other places to vote to make our nation’s capital a safe place!

Read about our plans, register, vote, and spread the word.

As always, a heartfelt thank you for your votes and continued support. Holla Back DC! is a community initiative that would not be possible without the loving support from people like you and the DC metro community.

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groping, Verbal

Grazed, then Chased

I live in Philly but since we are almost a New York suburb and we have no Holla Back yet, I’m sending my story to you.

I walk into a bookstore in Old City, it’s one of my favorites because it’s all used books and there are so many books, they pile them up everywhere, it’s like cairns up and down the aisles. It’s always an adventure to go in and generally fun to strike up conversation with fellow book lovers. That evening was hot and humid, I had a sun dress on. I found my favorite section and started scanning for books. I hear someone walking down the aisle and press up against the shelves to make room (there were 5 or 6 towers of books near my feet), I hear the individual say something, Hey, Hi, What’s up sort of greeting, but at the same moment I feel him graze my butt.

In that instant two things cross my mind – it was an accident/he did it on purpose. The blood rushes to my face because I know it was no accident. I lean back from the shelves and dig my nails into the book I’m holding. I look at him, he doesn’t look back. I pay for the book, he quickly leaves the store but turns back to look at me as he passes the window. All manner of gruesome scenarios invade my mind and I count to 20 and leave the store.

Two blocks down the street, I’m still boiling, mostly that I didn’t do anything, and then I hear it. “Hey, hey miss” I turn to find him jogging down the block towards me across the street. I cross the street screaming any and all obscenities at him, and so the people near us get the picture, yell at him for groping me in a bookstore, being a pervert, asshole and the like. He turns, walks away, turns again and then starts running down the street.

I hope I have scared him one tenth of what he scared me.

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Arrest and/or conviction, groping, Street harassment in the media

Street Harassment that Led to Assault

Reposted from the New York Post:

An ex-con is back behind bars for groping a young woman in broad daylight as she walked into her SoHo apartment building, police sources said yesterday.

José Marrero, 32, allegedly stalked the 23-year-old victim for three blocks on Oct. 4 while saying, “Hey beautiful, come with me, let’s go somewhere.”

The suspect, who has done time for drug charges, pounced as she stepped into the lobby of her building on Varick Street near Broome streets at 8:30 a.m., sources said.

The victim tried to fight off the attacker, but Marrero allegedly threw her to the ground, rubbed his body against hers and molested her.

Two witnesses stumbled upon the attack, prompting the suspect to dash off, but the victim picked Marrero out of a photo array.

The suspect was arrested last Wednesday and charged with burglary and sexual abuse.

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The Movement

HollaEXPANSION

Check out the newest HOLLAsites!

HollabackUK and HollabackSAVANNAH

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The Movement

Be in a Street Harassment Documentary!

Maureen K. Doll is making a short film on street harassment and she needs your help. Are you a woman who has been street harassed in New York City? Today? Yesterday? Five years ago? Whatever your experience, she wants to hear about it. Tell your friends. Tell your neighbor. Tell your mother. And contact her at [email protected]. After completing a brief questionnaire, you may be invited for an interview. Regardless, your input is invaluable—thank you in advance.

This project is a part of The New School graduate program in documentary studies.

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Verbal

Garbage


A garbage truck full of men whistling at you isn’t so bad. Except when you are walking home alone at night on a street without a soul in sight. Then it is terrifying.

Submitted by Emily

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flashing

Perv Flashes Kids

This guy (in camo) has pulled out his penis twice & displayed it to our sidewalk sale and children.

Submitted via cell phone

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demonstration, Verbal

Ass-Swipe Harasser

This lowlife asshole always stands on the Manhattan bound side of DeKalb ave off the L line and tries to swipe people with found metrocatds. He always gets up in girls personal space and harasses them if they say no and use the machine. A week ago, I had firmly said “NO” and he started immitating me so I told the MTA person at the other end. Obviously he had gotten away so after taking his picture today, I hope he gets caught!

Submitted by Danielle

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