Month: March 2011

Op-Ed: Who’s the Misogynist Now?

By NICK VAN der GRAAF “…for all the moaning about Islam, the West’s cultural practices vis-à-vis women leave a lot to be desired.” Over the last few years I have watched as the Spectre of Islamic Doom has been steadily broadcast across Western society. The result has been less than helpful, to say the least. … Continued

Zoe’s story: Filthy bus ride!

The other day while returning home from the city centre on the bus (number 3 if you know it!) I was a victim of street harassment. As anyone living in a city in the UK knows at the back of a bus, on the top level, you will often find groups of young men smoking pot … Continued

Naomi’s story: HONK HONK!! “F*** Off”

I don’t have a car, so I spend a lot of time walking or riding the bus. My first memories of being honked at or yelled at while walking down the street go back to middle school, walking home in my own neighborhood. Now, I live about two blocks from a bus route I take … Continued

Hannah’s story: Aisle#7: Jerk alert!!!

Just yesterday, I went to a little corner store near my apartment, where I often pick up a few groceries. It was fairly empty, and I had to go into the back, which is around a corner and well out of sight of the front, where the lady at the cash register was. A man … Continued

Nallely’s story: Women are much more than “containers”!

Hi-  I live in Mexico in the state of Morelos, I studied a computer science degree and my colleagues always bothered me for that, they would  say that women can not understand anything about computers. To his misfortune I was much more, they would bother me continuously every day.  Sometimes I would answer and say” I’m tired … Continued