Month: January 2010

Last Day to Vote: Hollaback!

You got us here, now help us seal the deal. Give your five star rating to Hollaback and help us win the Knight News Challenge. Over the past month 1,732 of you have checked out our application, making us the most viewed project of the competition. Even more impressive, 102 of you have voted for … Continued

Hollaback is KYW Newsradio’s Web Pick of the Day!

Reprinted from the KYW’s site by KYW’s Bob Bicknell: At last. Folks in the Big Apple and plenty of other cities have a chance to fight back against those who harass you on the streets. If you get whistled at, ogled, or otherwise annoyed by people while you’re trying to live your life, snap their … Continued

Interview with HollabackNYC co-founder Emily May!

Check out Emily’s interview on The Daily Femme! And for those of you curious where Hollaback is heading: Where would you like to see this site and program be in 10 years? In ten years HollabackNYC will be part of a larger organization called Hollaback!, which will be the pre-eminent anti-street harassment organization worldwide. The … Continued

Pinched by a Prick

This guy was sexually harassing my friend by groping & pinching her behind! I asked politely to apologize, he didn’t, so I took a video…

Cell Phones Used to Report Rapes in Guinea

Mobile phones are being used increasingly across the world to track violence against women, although there are still challenges. Check out this article from Gender Across Borders: A women’s rights advocate in Guinea noted that “some lost their lives particularly because they took pictures; this is a new trend in Guinea. It is a first … Continued

"If you don’t like people looking at you, stay inside"

I recall an incident where the guy says, “If you don’t like people looking at you, stay inside,” right before I maced him. That’s a ringing statement that he sees us as not even being persons, but an object to control. The fact along that they get violent if their sexual advances are rebuffed shows … Continued

Groping: Reported to LAPD

NOTE: Our readers often ask us about reporting harassment and assault to the police. Although we’ve heard some horror stories, it’s almost important to realize that if we don’t report it these creeps will never stop. Here is a story of a brave woman who reported it. If it wasn’t for your blog, I wouldn’t … Continued

NYC Govt. wants you to HOLLABACK!

It looks like the city has taken a page from HollabackNYC and created HollabackNYPD! Here’s how to submit your photos: The City accepts photos and videos along with 911 reports and most 311 Service Requests. To include a photo or video from a cell phone or computer with a 911 report, tell the 911 operator … Continued