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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 l.acrobate@gmail.com. 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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Take a Street Harassment Survey!

Reposted from Stop Street Harassment:

Dr. Kimberly Fairchild is one of the few academics studying street harassment. Check out her article from 2008, written with Laurie A. Rudman: “Everyday stranger harassment and women’s self-objectification” in Social Justice Research, 21(3), 338-357. Her article is based on research she conducted at Rutgers University about street harassment and its relationship to women’s self-objectification. In a one-sentence summary, she examined the question: if men objectify women in public, are the women likely to internalize that view of themselves and objectify themselves?

Currently, she’s examining whether or not changes in context alter women’s responses to street harassment and she’s also studying women’s emotional responses. She’s conducting an online survey as part of her research and is working to gather more responses, especially from men (for contrast). Please take it and share the link. Thanks!

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Station Booths Close, Leaving Riders Unprotected

Today’s AMNY article highlights the MTA’ s station booth closures. HollabackNYC recently co-founded New Yorkers for Safe Transit with RightRides, Girls for Gender Equity, and NOW-NYC. New Yorkers for Safe Transit has protested these cuts alongside TBOU, a transit union. HollabackNYC’s Emily May is quoted in the article:

“Without that worker, people are really defenseless,” said Emily May of New Yorkers for Safe Transit, an advocacy group protesting the cuts. “Who are they supposed to reach out to if they are assaulted or harassed?” 

Here are the stats:
186: Station agent positions cut this year
105: Booths closing
65: Booths closing in Manhattan
126: Subway stations without a PA
9: Stations that are also losing a station agent
A: Subway line with the most stations lacking a PA

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