Month: June 2011

Sarah’s Story: Not alone

I was grabbing takeout with my boyfriend and decided to wait outside the cramped store and get some air. I had just sat down on a bench when an old man approached, staring at me the whole time. I assumed he would lumber past, but he changed his direction at the last minute to stand … Continued

Time to Count Street Harassment as Hostile Acts

BY KC WAGNER AND EMILY MAY, reposted from Women’s eNews. The community around fighting street harassment is growing stronger and has pointed to its pervasiveness. K.C. Wagner and Emily May say more research is needed to lay the groundwork necessary to end this type of harassment. (WOMENSENEWS)–The rape allegations against former International Monetary Fund Chief … Continued

The UN takes on street harassment

BY EMILY MAY As a quick look at our global network of 24 sites will show you, street harassment is a global problem.  Too often, governments are afraid to tackle it and resign themselves to tired old idea that there is nothing you can do about it. But not the UN.  They are taking it … Continued

“With each utterance of a catcall, hurt is felt”

BY EMMA reposted from:  Elephant Journal Last weekend led me to a family reunion halfway across the country. Travel can feel un-grounding for me, and so, with yoga mat in tow I prepared to carry deep breaths cross-country via plane. The slow spring sunshine finally pulled me outside to the lawn to stretch and practice … Continued

Benny’s Story: Creeps harassing young girls

Once I found Hollaback, I started thinking of my experiences and found quite a few. There was one that I didn’t even see as harassment but now I see it has always stayed with me in the most negative of ways. This was very long ago but I feel this is the perfect way to … Continued