Month: January 2012

Alica’s Story: I am NOT a baby

I am a woman. I am a daughter. I am a sister. I am a teacher. I am a student. I am a runner. I am a dancer. I am a consumer. I am a producer. I am a worker. I am an entrepreneur. I am a knitter. I am a sewer. I am a … Continued

Alicia’s Story: When you honk at me

When you honk at me, it doesn’t make me feel pretty. It makes me feel trashy. Yes, it makes me feel desired, but in the way a fast car or fancy golf set is desired, the lust adorned on an object, but not the genuine desire for companionship of another human being who happens to … Continued

Kent’s Story: Assaulted and hit

While walking in the crosswalk (with right-of-way with “Walk” sign still lighted) east across the north side of the intersection at 23rd Street and 6th Avenue in the Flatiron District of Manhattan, the driver of a black Chevy Suburban with blacked-out windows turned quickly northbound onto 6th Avenue directly in front of me, narrowly missing … Continued

HOLLAWho? Meet Philadelphia.

Meet Rochelle Keyhan, the unrelentingly fierce activist fighting street harassment in Philadelphia, PA. Why do you HOLLA? I Holla because I’m a full human being, not a toy to be played with, or a punching bag for male insecurities. What’s your craft? I’m a lawyer. What’s your signature Hollaback? I give them a dirty look … Continued

Name It. Stop It: January is Stalking Awareness Month

BY HOLLABACK! January is National Stalking Awareness Month. Stalking is a serious crime that affects 3.4 million adults in the U.S every year. This campaigns aims to raise awareness of stalking so that more can be done to stop it. Launched in 2004 by the stalking Resource Center, National Center for Victims of Crime and … Continued

Bronx School Holds Rally to Oust Foul-Mouthed Principal

BY VICTORIA TRAVERS Angry School staffers and elected officials will hold a demonstration this afternoon outside Bronxdale High School in the Bronx to call for the Principal’s immediate removal following his outrageously sexually explicit comments to a female staff member in July. Principal John Chase Jr. was reported to have made several inappropriate statements to … Continued

Anti-alcohol Abuse Ad Blames Rape Victims

BY ELIZABETH GYORI Alcohol abuse and underage drinking are certainly problems faced by many teenagers and young adults across the U.S. We’ve all learned about the effects of excessive alcohol consumption in health class. With excessive drinking comes a decrease in motor skills, negative health effects on the liver, judgment impairment and the possibility of … Continued

A Week In Our Shoes

BY EMILY MAY Greetings Hollaback friends, activists and supporters! As a mighty Phoenix rising up from the ashes of 2011, ignited with the blaze of activism, we have burst through the beginnings of 2012 with the tenacity and fervor that we mean to continue with. 2011 was awesome but 2012 will be super-out-of-this-freakin’-world-awesome! We have … Continued

Street Harassment: A Human Rights Issue?

BY VICTORIA TRAVERS By using the Universal Declaration of Human Rights there may be no confusion as to whether Street Harassment is a Human Rights issue. Article 1 states: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in … Continued