Month: November 2011

Have You Seen This Man?

BY VICTORIA TRAVERS This man is wanted in connection with an attempted rape of a woman in the East Village in the early hours of Sunday Morning. According to police the suspect is a white man, aged between 25 and 30, 5’9 and weighing approximately 190lbs. The attacker was alleged to have followed his 27-year-old … Continued

To Keenan and Reuben: The Boys Who Did Not Look Away

Last month we published an article detailing the heroic actions of Mumbai young men, Keenan Santos and Reuben Fernandez, who were both savagely murdered when they stood up to street Harassment. Just over a week ago Hollaback! Mumbai payed their tributes to these brave souls and a story that was far too close to home: … Continued

Casualty of War: Amber Cole

BY ERIN HOLLABACK DES MOINES Make no mistake, we are at war. We are engaged in battle with gender binaries, expectations of gender presentation, rape culture, and a great many number of things- we are most certainly at war. And in war, there are casualties. I want to apologize. We at Hollaback! Des Moines have … Continued

Ring That Bell And End Domestic Violence in India!

BY SARA SUGAR Bell Bajao is a series of print, radio and television advertisements produced by global human rights organization Breakthrough, as part of a three-year commitment of the Clinton Global Initiative to end violence against women in India. Breakthrough uses popular culture to mobilize individuals to fight back against human injustices and Bell Bajao … Continued

Occupy Houston’s got internal solidarity, and we like it.

On November 8th we issued a public statement with OccupyWallSt.org that was co-signed by over 50 organizations and 4 Occupy Sites. One of these sites is Occupy Houston, who used our call to action to write a beautiful internal solidarity statement.  We are reprinting it here in hope that is of use to Occupy sites … Continued

Presenting The Awe-Inspiring Root 100!

BY VICTORIA TRAVERS On Saturday Night Washington DC was pulsing with the heartbeat of 100 awe-inspiring, super-achieving mayors, policymakers, musicians and media stars, as they gathered at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium to celebrate The Root 100 awards 2011. Founded in 2008, The Root is a unique online news publication that offers an African-American perspective … Continued

Governor Scott Walker and the Trojan Horse Protest

BY VICTORIA TRAVERS It is truly awesome to see the creative ways in which activists are making themselves heard! Case in question: Governor Scott Walker and the Trojan Horse breakfast protest. Last Thursday controversial Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was shouted into silence by protesters posing as suits as he attempted to give a budget speech … Continued

Hero DeJesus Proves We DO Have the Power to End Street Harassment!

BY VICTORIA TRAVERS Inspirational and Badass Shyane DeJesus Brave anthropology student, Shyane DeJesus, hit headlines last week when she fought back against 39-year-old, subway sex pest, Froylan Andrade. DeJesus was groped by Andrade on the 6 platform at Union Square at 9.30 am on October 23. In utter disgust, she punched him with her left … Continued

Harassment at School: Not Cool

BY ANNIE BOGGS A depressing new study shows that sexual harassment starts at a disturbingly early age — middle and high school. The American Association of University Women’s report, Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School, shows that harassment is widespread in grades 7-12 for our nation’s students. According to the study summary:  Sexual harassment … Continued

Everyone has the Right to Occupy Space, Safely

This was originally posted on occupywallst.org. For as long as public space has existed, women and LGBTQ people have been trying to “occupy” it safely — with distressingly little success. Harassing comments, groping, flashing and assault are a daily, global reality for women and LGBTQ individuals. Too often, these injustices are met with little or … Continued