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HOLLA ON THE GO: Classroom Creeper

A guy in my classroom at UB, is constantly on his laptop, with his hand down his pants. I even noticed two of the guys blushing in class, when they realized what he is doing. Nobody has said anything, because the professor is talking, and it makes me uncomfortable every Tuesday and Thursday in Park Hall.

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HOLLA ON THE GO: Window watcher

Saw a bit of a freak masturbating looking into bedroom windows of the uni dorms up Far Gosford Street. He had long dark hair down to his waist and really long nails. Also quite greasy.

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Week in Our Shoes: Making Waves Edition

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Hello Hollabackers!

This week Hollaback! was featured by Metro News, Greatists, Stop Street HarassmentThe Seattle Times, Time MagazineOttawa Citizen, PRN Newser,  Purposefully Scarred, The Post (Ohio University), Metro News and The New York Times Hollaback! took part in the Creative Time and the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum presentation, Between the Door and the Street, a major work by the internationally celebrated artist Suzanne Lacy. Thousands of members of the public came out to wander among the stoops of Hollaback! and dozens of other organizations, to listen to what they were saying and form their own opinions on gender politics today – The New York Times blog and the Wall Street Journal covered the event.

In commemoration of Anti-Bullying Awareness Month, our ED, Emily May, spoke at Outten and Golden’s “The ABC’s of Bullying: From Academics and Business to the City Streets” on Tuesday. Emily’s interview for the book  “How Will You Create Positive Change” was also available for free download for Kindle via Amazon earlier this week. Emily also attended a community meeting hosted by the NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault about our priorities in addressing sexual violence over the next year and featured HollabackPhilly‘s ad campaign and Julie’s Draw the Line campaign.

Debjani, our Deputy Director, spoke on a panel on Tuesday hosted by Council Member Crowley and Assemblyman Miller for Domestic Violence Awareness month.

Here’s what the HOLLAs around the world have been up to:

Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio hosted a self-defense workshop and presented to a Cultural Diversity in Education class at Ohio University about grassroots activism and “teaching to transgress” social justice issues.

Hollaback! Ottawa is causing quite the stir with their recently published, Open letter to women in Ottawa.

The letter is a partnered project with a handful of amazing organization including the Sexual Assault Network and the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre. The impressive Julie LaLonde of Hollaback Ottawa has been honored with a 2013 Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case for “making a real difference in improving the lives of women and girls through her work to end sexual assault and sexual harassment.” Congrats, Julie!!

Hollaback! Boston  hosted their first volunteer bystander intervention training, and trained 13 new volunteers! They also hosted their third Take Back The Bar event in the Allston neighborhood of Boston. Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s Stop Telling Women to Smile tour stopped by and featured a few Hollaback Boston members her wheatpaste artwork, check it out! They also partnered with Elevate to include the issue of street harassment in conversations with Boston mayoral candidates. Hollaback! Boston and Hollaback! LA Site Leaders attended the #femfuture retreat at the Omega Leadership Institute.

Hollaback! NYU  began promoting a petition for a rape crisis center at their school back in April and now they have one! Great work!!

Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio hosted a self-defense workshop this week and hosting a Halloween Photo-Booth event this Saturday. Participants will hold signs with slogans like, “My costume is not consent,” it’s great way to make a statement against street harassment during Halloween.

Hollaback! Philly’s post on CNN’s ireport became an official CNN post this week! Check it out!

Whoa, what a week! HOLLA and out!

-The Hollaback! Team

 

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Turning the Tables on Street Harassment : Kitty Kat Kalling

Check out this video where two women turn the tables on street harassment, Holla’ing at men on the street.  Katie, one of the writers of the video, says:

“We wanted to turn the tables and see how men would feel if we “holla-ed” at them! Our parody pulls from real life experience and we hope that the video brings attention to the inappropriateness of cat calling. It’s time for men to get a taste of their own medicine, but in a light-hearted, funny way (even though cat calling is a serious issue!)”

Check it out below!

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HOLLA ON THE GO: Not a nice way to start the workday

Some asshole just called me a whore from his truck. Nice way to end the workday.

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Week In Our Shoes: #Harassmentis Edition

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This week Hollaback! was featured by Awkward Inquiries, The Examiner, Athens News, and Athens Ohio Today. Hollaback! launched “Harassment Is: An exploration of identity and street harassment” as a part of our #HarassmentIs campaign, alongside our “harassment-is” tumblr page, for people to post photos or vlogs of what “harassment is” and expand the conversation on street harassment. On October 17th, Hollaback! hosted a tweet up, where people were invited to discuss what #harassmentis to them and on October 18th, Hollaback chalked up Washington Square Park for the #harassmentis chalk walk. Whew! What a week.

 

Here’s what the HOLLAs around the world have been up to:

Hollaback! Chennai recently partnered with Vivanta by Taj – Connemara for five exciting editions of Hollaback! Fridays. These events, which took place on ‘ladies’ night’ at the hotel’s bar, Distil, featured live music by local female-fronted bands, with handouts on street sexual harassment being distributed with every bill. Hollaback! Chennai volunteers also approached patrons at these events and asked them to complete the sentence, ‘I Hollaback! because…’ in their own words; they were then asked to write the sentence on a piece of paper and pose for a photo while holding the paper with their message.

Hollaback Appalachian Ohio  in addition to receiving some great press coverage, participated in a rally and march, F–CK RAPE CULTURE.  The event caused quite a stir when “almost 100 men and women marched through the streets of Athens to push back against campus rape culture.”

Hollaback Hamilton is leading two workshops this weekend about political activism at the Hamilton Leadership Summit for Women – a YWCA and McMaster University Initiative.

 

HOLLA and out!

-The Hollaback! Team

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HOLLA ON THE GO: Bike by harassment

When I was walking down the street to get some groceries, one of the three bicycling brats screamed at my ear and rest of then laughed at me as they passed by.

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Hollaback!’s #HarassmentIs Media Advisory

HOLLABACK! LAUNCHES #HARASSMENTIS: AN EXPLORATION OF IDENTITY AND STREET HARASSMENT

The guide, tumblr, tweetup, and chalkwalk seek to fill a gap in the global conversation about street harassment.

NEW YORK CITY, NY. Today Hollaback! releases their newest publication, “#HarassmentIs: an exploration of identity and street harassment” to inspire a broader understanding of how identity can impact the experience of harassment.

“Street harassment is a global problem and we need to understand what it looks like and feels like for everybody if we want it erased from our daily lives,” said Debjani Roy, Deputy Director of Hollaback! and one of the authors of #HarassmentIs.

 To inspire others to join the conversation, Hollaback! also launched a #HarassmentIs tumblr today and is hosting a tweetup on Thursday, October 17th at 1pm EDT using the hashtag #HarassmentIs.  A chalk walk will take place on Friday, October 18th at 3pm in Washington Square Park, NYC, where Debjani Roy, co-author of #HarassmentIs will be available for interviews. Participants are invited to share ways in which their experiences of street harassment have been informed by their gender, race, sexuality, ability, size, and/or class.

Responding to #HarassmentIs, writer and activist Soraya Chemaly says, “Street harassment is not about sex. It’s not about flattery. It’s about power and relies, ultimately, on intimidation and the threat of violence [...] Entitlement to violence and the normative control of women and nonconforming minorities in public space is what is at the heart of street harassment.”

Want more information?  Check out the #harassmentis guide or send us an email at: holla@ihollaback.org

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Week In Our Shoes: Workshopping Edition

Screen Shot 2013-10-11 at 3.19.07 PMHello Hollabackers!

This week Hollaback! was featured by The Guardian (London), Boston Neighborhood Network News, RH Reality Check, The Dalhousie Gazette, The Guardian (US), NY Press, The Post, Athen’s News, CTV, and NYU Local. ED, Emily May, spoke at a NYC Lady Drinks event for the International Day of the Girl.

Next week, we have some exciting news in store, so watch this space! In the meantime, meet our Development and Research Intern, Stacy Bullard!

Here’s what the HOLLAs around the world have been up to:

Hollaback Gent co-organized a self-defence workshop that will be held this Saturday. They also held a meeting with a representative from Gent City Council to address street harassment targeting LGBT and to discuss the issue homophobia in their area.

Hollaback Berlin produced a translated version of the storytelling infographic in German.

Hollaback Appalachian Ohio  in addition to receiving some great press coverage, conducted four  workshops to twenty-eight 8th graders in a Health class at a local Middle School.

Hollaback Edinburgh created this awesome volunteer sign up sheet, great for organizing and recruiting volunteers (and customizable).

Hollaback Ottawa held a Feminist Mixer! Meet-up at The Oak on Bank and Gloucester to eat, drink and mingle with other like-minded feminists in Ottawa on Tuesday. They also presented at a Coffee House event to discuss safety in the Vanier neighbourhood on Thursday and were featured on CTV. Check out her amazing video here!

HOLLA and out!

-The Hollaback! Team

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HOLLA ON THE GO: “Pride in the Park is a day we all should be able to enjoy”

Pride in the Park is a day we all should be able to enjoy.
Some out of state people showed up to prance around with signs and verbally attack Pride-goers.
One man, bible in hand decided me and my friend looked homosexual and proceeded to keep asking why we look as we do. “WHY ARE YOU DRESSED LIKE THAT?!? ARE YOU A HOMOSEXUAL?!?”
They harassed many people present and even brought a bullhorn. So you travel states just spread hate in the name of your god? Logical…

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