Month: June 2008

Jerk Tries to "Get His Umbrella On"

I have to start by applauding this website. I heard about this site on the CW11 evening news. I hope it lets women know that it is NOT their fault. I only wish I had someone to tell me that when this incident happened to me. As many new yorkers know, the 6 train isn’t … Continued

Perv 0, Me 1

I heard about Holla Back today, and thought it was an awesome idea. Like most women in NYC, I get my fair share of harassment on the street. However, I did not expect that, just hours after finding out about Holla Back, I would have an opportunity to stand up to a perv! I was … Continued

Ooooh baby, tell me what harassment is again?

This man was following a woman downtown, saying she should go home with him so they could “do it all night long, yeah baby oooh.” He was faced away from me so I said “excuse me” and as he turned around I said “stop harassing women” and snapped this picture. As I walked away, he … Continued

Brooklyn Girls: It’s Time to Get Elected

At HollabackNYC, we’ve always had an affection for creating social change using unexpected means. (Who knew a cell phone camera could have such a dramatic effect on street harassment?) Now, there’s a movement on the horizon to bring folks into the political fold through a little known political office called County Committee. There are 5000 … Continued

It is currently 94 degrees in New York City.

It is currently 94 degrees in New York City. Like every other woman in this city, I was wearing a sun dress. As the train pulled up to the platform, I walked towards it and felt a hand on my ass. I turned and a guy apologized for “bumping in to me.” I yelled that … Continued