Month: December 2009

There is Nothing Sexy About Sweatpants, Sir.

I was on the 7 train going into Manhattan a few weeks ago. The car I was in wasn’t very crowded, and there was plenty of room for people to sit, or at least not have to crowd each other while standing. I was sitting on the train playing on my iPhone when we suddenly … Continued

Co-Founder Sam Carter Holla’s in the Washington Square News

Co-Founder Sam Carter recently published a Letter to the Editor in the Washington Square News. “While Jenny Tai’s reporting was a welcome contribution to the evolving debate on subway and street harassment in this city, unfortunately she did not dig deep enough to uproot some data and details that reveal just how widespread and pervasive … Continued

Male Allies!

Here is a short, informal, anonymous survey from Holly Kearl where men can share their thoughts specifically on how best to reach men on this issue and engage them in ending it. Male allies, please take a few minutes and share your thoughts on this topic: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7SS33XL Holly will be incorporating these comments into her … Continued

Be Part of a Focus Group on Subway Safety!

Do you feel safe riding NYC’s public transit system? Give yourself and others a voice, by sharing your mass transit experiences. In mid-January, New Yorkers for Safe Transit (NYFST) will be hosting two focus groups for survivors of gender and discrimination-based violence and harassment on New York City’s public transportation system. We’re seeking focus group … Continued

No Such Thing as a Safe Commute in this City

Just want to share my recent episode of street harassment there are so many to share. I was walking down the street (of course) and a gypsy taxi driver ask me if I needed a taxi. I said no thank you. Of course he took this opportunity to make a slick remark about how sexy … Continued

A Hotline Success Story: (212) 267-RAPE

This is an update to the post “I didn’t think he’d be able to get one past me” from December 4th. WOW. I just wanted to write and give an update to my story. As I said, I was so shaken up that I didn’t have the mind to get off the train after the … Continued

AMNY: Transit cop charged with raping teen

In today’s AMNY: Transit cop charged with raping teen. Thanks to Heather Haddon, one of our HOLLAheroes, for reporting this awful crime. When station booth attendants are being cut left and right, every man counts. “A 29-year-old transit cop charged with raping an 18-year-old woman is scheduled to face a judge on Wednesday. Shawqi Ahmed, … Continued