Month: January 2012

Interview: Boston-Feminist on “Why I Punched a Stranger”

BY CATHERINE FAVORITE A few weeks ago, a blogger out of Boston penned a thought provoking piece on a particular encounter she had with a street harasser in Allston, Massachusetts. Titled, “Why I Punched a Stranger”, Allison’s story raises many points on how women, particularly women in the LGBTQ community, all too often experience verbal … Continued

Gina’s story: I should’ve said something

I was walking down the street at about 1am on Saturday after having a celebration with a group of friends. I was with one friend who is male and slightly shorter than me (I am 5’6″). Approaching us was a group of four larger men. I didn’t think anything of it as we walked past … Continued

Hollaback! Istanbul In Time Out Istanbul

BY HOLLABACK! ADMIN It is so wonderful to see that the Hollaback! global phenomenon is hitting headlines all over the world. Last week it was Hollaback! Chennai featured in The Times India and this week Hollaback! Istanbul has made it into Time Out Instanbul. So congratulations Istanbul for giving women and LGBTQ individuals a platform … Continued

Black is Beautiful

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Black is Beautiful movement, the Black and Latino Film Coalition has created the Black is Beautiful project, a documentary and Public Service Announcement that reflects the beauty opinions of 100 Black and Latina women. Take a look at the teaser here: Black is Beautiful Documentary Promo Video from … Continued

A Week in Our Shoes: 1/27/12

BY EMILY MAY Greetings Hollaback supporters and revolutionaries! Check out this week ‘s HOLLAnews and updates with our latest installment of A Week in Our Shoes: — Out and about! International Movement Coordinator, Veronica Pinto, our new Movement Building Intern, Natalie Richman, myself, and our three super-supportive partners attended the MEN concert presented by our … Continued

Increase in Rape Reports in India Suggest Women Have Found Their Voice

BY CATHERINE FAVORITE Last weekend The Times of India reported that the number of cases of rape, molestation and harassment registered with the Madhya Pradesh State Women’s Commission more than doubled last year, compared to previous years. The number of rape cases registered with the Commission jumped from 62 between 2009-2010, to 141 between 2010-2011. … Continued

Ashley’s Story: “That’s when I started crying”

I live in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, a city I love. The people here are incredibly helpful, hospitable and kind, especially to foreigners like me. I’m very independent, and have always felt safe here. But earlier this week I saw a woman nearly have her purse stolen. The would-be mugger jumped into a taxi … Continued

Lucy’s Story: Disgusting

I was waiting at a local bus stop close to my apartment building, around 9pm, when this guy who was up the block a bit saw me and followed me to the bus stop. He asked for the time, and I thought he would be on his way, but then he stood very close to … Continued