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Doused by a Douche

Last Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, I was driving in my car down 8th Street in downtown Los Angeles when I noticed a man on the side of me who was staring in my direction. I rolled my eyes at him and proceeded talking over the phone to my brother via bluetooth. All of a sudden, I noticed as he got on the side of me and effectively blocked me from getting into the next lane. Not knowing if he was just trying to get into my lane, I rolled my windows down to ask if he could move out the way since I needed to get into the next lane. All of a sudden, out of nowhere, he threw water on me and blocked me from pursuing him.

Check out Raven’s super-smart article “Street Harassment is a Crime” here.

Submitted by Raven.

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Californians: Make Your Workplace Harassment-Proof

Harassment doesn’t just magically go away; it takes work. If you want to make your workplace harassment-proof, check out our corporate sponsors at CalBizCentral.

From CalBizCentral:
When it comes to sexual harassment in the workplace, you have to know what is required of your company and your human resources department. Harassment is not a topic you can take lightly or decide to learn about at a later date. If you work in human resources for a company, it’s time to learn everything you need to know about sexual harassment. HRCalifornia will help you find information and tools to assist with training.

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You Got Us Here: Now Help Us Go Further!

Thanks to the 3,800 of you who voted for Hollaback 2.0, we made it to the second round of the Knight News Foundation. Now we are asking you to vote again. Click on the fifth star and wait for the number of votes to increase to make sure yours is counted.

If you want to stop worrying if you could run in those heels if you needed to, vote again.

If you want to slap the next man who tells you to “smile,” vote again.

If your head scarf, puffy coat, and winter boats still aren’t making you harassment-free, vote again.

Each story you submit is read by 1,000 people: now that’s leadership. Your stories, your vision, and your commitment got us here. Now it’s time to step up our game and build a platform that uses today’s technology to make even easier to Hollaback. We’ve never been able to do it without you, so we’re not going to try now. Vote again.

It’s your future. Make it harassment-free.

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Volunteer Graphic Designer and Website Developer Needed!

To prepare for the launch of Hollaback!, our new street harassment mapping service, we need a real logo. Preferably a real cool logo. We also need a whole new website.

Do you or does anyone that you know develop logos or websites? If so, send them our way. We’ve got no money, but we can compensate with free advertising on our site.

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Men Who Harass Me: One Woman’s Partial Collection


This is the 38th in the series.

Submitted by Sally N.

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Men Who Harass Me: One Woman’s Partial Collection


This is the 37th in the series.

Submitted by Sally N.

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Men Who Harass Me: One Woman’s Partial Collection


This is the 36th in the series.

Submitted by Sally N.

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Men Who Harass Me: One Woman’s Partial Collection


This is the 35th in the series.

Submitted by Sally N.

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Men Who Harass Me: One Woman’s Partial Collection


This is the 34th in the series.

Submitted by Sally N.

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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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