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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.
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/
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.
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://
At around 22:45 on Wednesday, December 18th, I was walking from work to a restaurant that is open all night with free wifi with the intentions of finishing my last papers of the semester. It isn’t particularly cold out right now, but I expect it will be later, so I brought an incredibly large down coat. When I was about two blocks away from the restaurant, a car full of men screamed at me to show them my tits.
It is dark out and I was by myself, but I have walked this route many times before without issue, so I didn’t react. When I didn’t react, they turned around and continued yelling. I was nearing the restaurant, so I crossed through the parking lot at the same time that two older gentlemen did. I opened the door and they followed me in, so the hostess assumed we were together. When she offered to set a table for three, I said “No, just one.” The men behind me, who are easily older than my father, told me that she could set a table for three if I wanted, and I refused staunchly. They called me a bitch as I followed the hostess to a table. I am so furious that I am shaking.
The picture is a selfie I took a while back in the coat for reference. It is several sizes too large for layering purposes, and it literally goes down to the tops of my boots.
So I was walking back to our villa with my roomies from a convention when every few steps someone would honk, call out their window, try to come up and talk to us, ect. At first I was kind of in shock. I’m only fourteen and come from a really small town and had never experienced this before. I heard “Hey beautiful.” numerous honks “Hey Sexy-hey sexy-hey sexy.” (which kept going until I flipped them off.) and once I did flip them off I got a snide ‘bitches’ which caused my friend to fucking loose it and yell at the truck full of creeps that she would slit their fucking throats.
A little while after that we got to an area that wasn’t very well lit (as night was approaching, thank god our villa was only a little bit away) When groups of men came up to us trying to talk to us and following us. It was terrifying. Thank god they got the idea that they should stop after ignoring them for 10 minutes. Once we finally got to our villa we locked the doors and decided we were taking a taxi/ catching a ride with friends from then on. Below is a picture of me from that day with one of my roomies. (i’m the blonde one) I don’t care if my outfit was ‘sexy’ or ‘flashy’ I shouldn’t be made to feel unsafe, threatened, or objectified even if I was walking around naked.
It’s the 18th day of our 31 days of HOLLA and we’re looking at Hollaback! NYC!
Along with Interns Sarah, Maya, and Stacy, Hollaback! NYC published “Harassment Is” – an intersectional approach to street harassment. Check it out here:http://www.ihollaback.org/
Show some support for our NYC Hollaback! site at http://nyc.ihollaback.org/
On the 17th day of our 31 days of HOLLA, we’re turning towards team Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio!
Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio launched in April of 2013 and have been making huge strides in the movement against street harassment ever since. In May, the team began their Bystander Intervention Training for area bartenders, working together to create safer spaces free of harassment. Recently, Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio has been actively working with F*CKRAPECULTURE, speaking at events and rallies.
Go team Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio! Support our site leaders and share your story at http://
A man on the rapidride D bus line heading north hurled sexist insults at the female bus driver. When I grumbled that that was not cool, he turned and made obscene gestures at me for several minutes until he finally got off the bus.
It’s the 16th day of our 31 days of HOLLA and today we’re highlighting yet another newly launched site, Hollaback! Korea!
Team Hollaback! Korea just launched this December with a strong team of site leaders challenging street harassment in Korea! The team organized their launch party this December 14th and had a huge turnout!
Great job Hollaback! Korea! To support Hollaback! Korea and share your story, visit http://korea.ihollaback.org/