Month: August 2011

Sophie’s Story: Taking charge

I had to send this email to the local Waste Management Company today: “On my way home from work this evening (NB US 23 meets M14) I was sexually harassed on the road by the driver of Truck ****** at 530 pm. He endangered me through his distracting attempts to grab my attention, and those … Continued

Carey’s Story: An invasion of space

Today after work (around 6pm) my friend and I stopped at the awesome churro truck that is usually parked on Echo Park ave just south of Sunset blvd. We’re standing at the window, and right as my friend is placing her order a man comes up to me and kisses my hair. When I jump … Continued

SlutWalk is coming to Mumbai! And press! And a photo!

Reposted from Hollaback Mumbai HOLLA BOMBAY! So lots of exciting news; first and foremost, some of you have probably heard that there’s going to be a Besharmi Morcha/Slutwalk Mumbai! So, so exciting. We were just thinking the other day about how much this city needs one. We can’t speak for other Indian cities, but in … Continued

Donations Needed for Slut Walk BMore!

Reposted from Hollaback BMore SlutWalk is finally coming to Baltimore! This global movement protesting violence against womyn and victim-blaming (sounds familiar!) was sparked by a Toronto police officer earlier this year who explained to a campus full of students “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized”. In response, thousands of … Continued

Lisa’s Story: “I’m just trying to get to work”

I get verbally harassed daily on my walk to work, which is from Civic Center to an office in SOMA.  Usually they do things like say “Hey baby!”, smack their lips or make kiss-y noises. Today, a man was walking towards me and I moved left on the sidewalk to give him room. As he … Continued

Jess’s Story: “We had no idea where we were”

My frıend and I were out night clubbing in Istanbul.  Next thing we wake up in a taxi on a freeway, obviously leaving Istanbul. There were 2 other men in the taxi.  I started screaming and yelling; asking where are we going etc and they all just yelled in Turkish. I continued yelling and finally … Continued

Hollaback! launches 13 new sites today!

Today fifty activists from thirteen cities around the world are bringing the movement to end street harassment to their communities. “Hollaback! isn’t just an app or a map — it’s a movement,” said Hollaback! Board Chair and co-founder, Samuel Carter. We are now in 37 cities and 15 countries, with leaders speaking more than eight … Continued

Kathleen’s Story: Dehumanizing

While out with my sisters, I bumped into a guy that one of my sisters used to work with. He was with another guy friend of his and he stopped me and said hi, so we all chatted for a few minutes. This was outside in the smoking area in front of the bar, so … Continued

Veronica’s Story: Stop staring

West New York, NJ I was walking to the grocery store with my partner and this jerk kept leering at us muttering things under his breath. I hoped he would be gone by the time we walked back out but nope, he was there and started staring at us again.