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Street Harassers Beware

These ladies are armed with more than just cameras.

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Singapore Sicko

The incident happened when i was 15 and i was kind of into the Japanese school girl look. I was wearing a short plaid skirt with a baggy sweater and high socks. I was walking down the street from my home in broad daylight and i noticed this car creeping up behind my slowly. I turned and there was this creepy-looking guy leering at my hemline. He then proceeded to call out:“Hello Miss! What’s your name? You want a ride?”. And i noticed he had one hand on his steering wheel and the other in his lap. I turned and gave him both fingers and told him to go F**K himself. He STILL followed me for another 10 minutes and i can still feel his leery stare till this day. I live in a expensive and exclusive neighbourhood in Singapore and i couldn’t believe there were creeps like that following me around. Sicko!!

Submitted by Aurelia.

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Updates to the Holla Shame!

Check out the new updates to our Holla Shame. Some of our recent favorites have just been added. Send any suggestions for other gems that should be added to [email protected]

….and as always, keep the photos comin’!

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HollaFAQ! Brand Spankin New!

Team HollaBack gets an awful lot of questions via email and on other blogs. In response we’ve developed the:

HollaFAQ

A permanent link is in the sidebar, but please take some time now to review our responses to some of the most frequently asked questions.

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Woah-New Email Group!

Won’t you consider joining our mailing list by using the subscribe box on the right? Below is our clear no spam promise.* The group will broadcast:

  • a super-cool Post of the Week
  • inform you about upcoming HollaBack events, film screenings, and parties
  • highlight other relevant happenings around NYC dealing with issues like street harassment.

Why wait–be a REAL HollaBack Girl and join us today!

*Bonafide spam promise: we don’t spam, we hate spam. Our spam filters are set to ultra sensitive. So, in short, no spam.

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Join Us with RSS!


Like what we’re doing? Well, posting is awesome, but now there’s another other great ways to become a part of team HollaBack!

If you like HollaBack, feed this link into your RSS reader of choice. If you don’t know about RSS, that’s cool, too. Learn more here. You might just like it!

Basically, RSS will deliver any new post to your computer when it’s put up, so you can be the first to see the mug shots of the fugly jerks who make NYC slimy.

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Help!

Help! Wikipedia does not have a full entry on Street Harassment–won’t you weigh in?

If you don’t know how to use Wikipedia, there’s a helpful faq here, but it’s an organic encylopedia of information created by people like you.

A good, solid entry is a great way to start awareness.

And, of course, keep those submissions coming. We’re growing fast!

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Village People

Strolling through the village we my friend and I passed the corner of Sullivan and West 3rd a couple times, each time noticing this dude’s nasty stare. As we made our way back to Bar V he said, “If you ladies keep walking by you’re gonna make me jealous!”

Don’t be jealous dude, my dick is only slightly bigger than yours.

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Feedback!

THANK YOU, everyone, for your thoughtful support of Holla Back NYC. After careful consideration of issues raised in the comments section and within the Holla Back collective, we have established posting guidelines to address, specifically, issues of sexuality, race, and class.

In addition, we are establishing a new section with readings on the history of these important issues for interested visitors.

We hope, moving forward, to provide a safe and respectful space.

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Holla Back NYC Posting Guidelines

What Is Street Harassment?

At Holla Back NYC, we believe that street harassment is defined by you. It can be anything that makes you feel uncomfortable including grunting, hooting, whistling, propositioning, grabbing, or just plain being a jerk. Harassers come in all different shapes and sizes, races and genders. What is street harassment to one person may not be to another.

We invite you to be creative and honest with how you define street harassment. While there is always the classic, “Hey baby, nice tits” there are so many other forms that go unnoted. If you feel like you have been harassed, HOLLA BACK! We’re the safe space you’ve been searching for.

Anti-Racism

Replacing sexism with racism is not a proper holla back.
Holla Back NYC asks that you refrain from referencing the race of your harasser or include other racialized commentary. If you feel that race is important to your story, please make sure its relevance is explained clearly and constructively in your post.

Don’t understand? Click here.

Safety and Resistance

While everyone is vulnerable to stranger rape and sexual assault, studies show that women who are aware of their surroundings, walk with confidence and, if harassed, respond assertively, are less vulnerable. Nevertheless, direct confrontations with street harassers may prove extremely dangerous, particularly alone or in non-public or unpopulated spaces. While it is each individual’s right to decide when, how, and if to Holla Back, do keep issues of safety in mind. Upon deciding to photograph a harasser, you may consider doing so substantially after the initial encounter and from a distance, ensuring the harasser is unaware of your actions.

Contact Us

Comments? Suggestions? Drop a line:
[email protected]

HollaBackNYC is a project of Artistic Evolucion, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. All donations are tax-deductible.

HollaBackNYC is not responsible for the accuracy of individual
postings. All views and positions expressed in posted submissions are those of individual contributors only.

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