Month: February 2011

Another study from researcher Kimberly Fairchild!

This is all we are allowed to tell you about it before you take it, but it’s pretty safe to assume there is a reason we think it’s important: In this study, you will watch a short, randomly selected video of an individual and make decisions and predictions about his/her behavior and emotions.  The survey … Continued

One of the beautiful emails we received this week…

We get inspiring emails from around the world, but this one stood out to us.  It’s from a mother in Birmingham, Alabama, who is looking to start a Hollaback in Birmingham this summer.  She writes: “You are probably familiar with the iconic “southern belles” of movie lore.  While this is a stereotype, it is somewhat … Continued

Creep on a crowded train spouting threats

I got on the 4 train at Brooklyn Bridge at about 11:30 last Friday. A man was sitting with his legs spread wide, taking up two spaces. I approached him and asked him to make room for me to sit, as I have asked a million people before him. For the first time, my question … Continued

Watch me hollaback, boy.

Today at school I was walking to Geometry with my friend, when from behind I heard a guy say, “Watch this.” He then proceeded to take his hand and tickle the underside of my butt. I immediately turned and hit him with my lunch bag, but he laughed it off, and no one tried to … Continued

Serial public masturabator

On a crowded downtown 6 train, filled with commuters going to work (around 9:40am on Feb 10, 2011). A man in his late 20-mid 30s, with an orange baseball cap, nerdy glasses and large black north face jacket masturbated on a woman’s back as she was reading the paper. He was standing behind her with … Continued

Hey, Google, throw us a bone!

If you’ve ever lived or studied abroad, you may have celebrated a holiday that we have yet to recognize widely here in the States: International Women’s Day. In Italy, men give handfuls of flowers to the women in their lives each year on March 8. Google changes its logo for everything, but Hollaback couldn’t help … Continued

Last call for badass bloggers!

Armchair revolutionary and badass bloggers wanted! Deadline to submit material for consideration is tomorrow, February 11 by 2:00pm EST. Please email letter explaining your interest and qualifications as well as a blog post for publication to [email protected] Bloggers will be selected for diversity of voice, clarity of writing, and overall badassness.

Rape New York: A Series of Public Dialogues

After being raped at gunpoint in her Harlem apartment in 2001, Jana Leo resolved to fight back not only against the rapist but against the landlord whose greed and calculated recklessness set the stage for the break-in.  Encountering police disinterest, a health care system that refused to pay for a rape kit, and a beleaguered … Continued

Wait. Aren’t you the people that are supposed to protect me?

I was verbally sexually harassed by a train conductor while I was on the platform of the Marble Hill Metronorth station. My train arrived on the southbound side at 4:40pm on Feb 8, 2011, the harasser was the conductor in the center car with his head stuck out of the window on the northbound track … Continued