Month: June 2010

Make the streets and subways safer, professionally.

RightRides for Women’s Safety is currently hiring for a Deputy Director position. They are seeking candidates with 2+ years experience in development and policy, with experience in social justice, community organizing and related movements. The right candidate is passionate for ending gender-based violence and also has a record of successful grant writing, coordinating coalitions, and … Continued

One Step Too Far

The campaign in Wales that brought us the amazing PSA that we posted yesterday has also put together a website and a video (above). Their message to men: “To you its nothing, but it all adds up.” Well said. Country by country, campaign by campaign, the world is working together to end street harassment. You’re … Continued

NO is a full sentence.

Ugh… lately I’ve been getting harassed so much that it’s become really tiring. Every day for the past week or two I’ve had some pervert say something gross to me or do something creepy. I’m very independent and like to be on my own a lot, but since I’m a young (20) female, I feel … Continued

Anti-violence campaign targets abusive attitudes

BBC – June 2, 2010 A campaign across Wales to combat violence against women is challenging men to abandon any demeaning attitudes they hold. A TV advert shows “abusive” behaviour towards a woman, including being leered at and enduring sexist comments. Social Justice Minister Carl Sargeant said while that could seem harmless to men, women … Continued

"The Last Word" by Maureen K. Doll screens at Tishman Auditorium

Little else is as sweet and satisfying as holla’ing back or attending free film screenings. So do both on Thursday and call it a night. “Hey, baby.” “How’s it going, puss?” Though women have made enormous progress in public and private domains, the street represents a final frontier, a space where women are routinely hollered … Continued