Month: June 2010

Summoning my Inner Warriors I, II and III

Walking home from yoga class, on 7th avenue and Prospect Avenue, I looked up to hear a man whispering softly under his breath, in my ear: “I want to fuck the shit out of you.” Where is all the shanti in the world when you need it? Submitted by Emily

THIS WEEK IN STREET HARASSMENT…

As we are always saying over here at Hollaback!, SEXUAL VIOLENCE ISN’T CULTURAL. We hear this one ALL the time, which of course forces us to collectively roll our eyes and sigh dramatically. The anecdotal evidence that we collect on this blog shows that in NYC all kinds of men harass women and all kinds … Continued

10 days to launch!

With only ten days left on our trusty pepto-bismol pink website, we’ve got two very exciting announcements. First, 16 edits, 8 months, 356 donors later, we just submitted our iPhone application to Apple yesterday! Fingers crossed. Second, the wonderful ladies at cozy wallet will be sponsoring our launch party! Cozy Wallet (cozywallet.com) is a gateway … Continued

This Week in Street Harassment…

Our launch party is coming – which means the new site and iPhone app are too! Will you be there to see it all begin? Only a little over ONE WEEK TO GO to get your VOTE in for our Changemaker’s “Action to Revelation” competition! This isn’t like the 2000 election: your vote matters here. … Continued

Terrible Pizza, Wolf Whistles, and No Manners to Boot!

This is my first time writing Hollaback! I’m writing to you as a passive, introverted, fed-up, woman. I’m 24 years old, and I’ve lived in NYC since I was 20. Okay, I get it. Men are going to cat-call me, and it makes me feel….well, you know exactly how it feels. A couple of months … Continued

This Week in Street Harassment…

  The New York Times covers “Hey Baby,” the street harassment video game. I was shocked the author hadn’t experienced street harassment personally, until I noticed the name “Seth” in the by-line…woops! http://nyti.ms/dmbEs7     Also, listen to our own Emily May discuss the video game with the creator on NPR: http://n.pr/cAs6pb ***Favorite Emily quote … Continued

Everyday is a HOLLAday Hollaback! iPhone App & Site Launch Party Come and celebrate the beginning of the end of street harassment! After five years of running Hollaback as a blog, we’re growing up, relaunching our site, and launching an iPhone app that will track exactly when and where street harassment happens. We’re building a … Continued