Month: July 2011

Progress or not? No misbehaving. No eve-teasing.

BY EMILY MAY This sign was found by Blank Noise Project, an amazing anti-street-harassment project in India. The sign looks like progress, but is it really? Let’s talk a look at the language. You might already know that “eve-teasing” in India is similar to “catcalling” in English, or “piropos” in Spanish. But “misbehaving” also has … Continued

Safe Campus, Strong Voices

BY RACHEL JACOBS The “Safe Campus, Strong Voices” Campaign is a national initiative for Campus Safety Awareness Month in September to raise awareness and increase advocacy on the issue of college sexual violence and the vast amount of under-reported cases as well as the injustices that many survivors face.  This groundbreaking campaign will focus on … Continued

Amy’s Story: Harassed at eight years old

After reading all of the stories here and realizing that this happens to other people, every day, I decided I might as well write down my own first experience. About nine years ago I went on a trip out with my family to Ribchester – it was all good, we went to the museum etc … Continued

Sarah’s Story: “How else should I walk?”

A lot of folks in this town walk places – it’s a college town, we have roads, we walk. Usually I park where I work and walk down to class – I’ve been doing this for two years, no problem. Lately however I’ve been having work done on my car at a place farther up … Continued