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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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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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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Thanks for making us #1!

Your votes got us back to the number one position, but the Knight News Foundation competition rages on until December 15th.

If you haven’t voted yet, don’t wait!

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Hollaback Video-Style!

We are pleased to present one girl’s Hollaback re-enactment:

Submitted by Dana

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Vote for Hollaback 2.0!

We are currently rated #2 out of 243 applications. A #1 ranking will help us secure the funds to make this initiative happen.

HOLLABACK against street harassment! Vote now, here.

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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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HollaEXPANSION

Check out the newest HOLLAsites!

HollabackUK and HollabackSAVANNAH

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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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Hollaback is about to go 2.0!

We’ve been working hard for the past few months with our friends at RightRides on a new generation of Hollaback. We want to create an online map where women can “Hollaback!” directly from their cell phones. Quick, 140 character stories can be submitted through three easy portals: a) text it, b) tweet it, and c) submit it through a “Hollaback” mobile phone app. Once we launch in New York City, we want to take it worldwide.

What do you think of our idea? We need your help. Click here to tell us:
http://bit.ly/14Egc2
and vote for our idea to make it happen.

Once you are done with that, spread the word to your networks. Cut and paste this to your facebook, twitter, Myspace, and LinkedIn pages:
Vote for Hollaback 2.0 http://bit.ly/14Egc2 then repost to end street harassment!

 

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