Month: February 2012

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

As I arrived at my bus stop several people (all women) were already standing there. There is another bus stop at the other side of the street, where a young man was standing. As soon as he noticed me he started yelling all these derogatory things, he called me a dirty slut, said he was … Continued

Sarah’s Story: Learning from experiences

You don’t have a “HollaBack” in my city, Kathmandu, Nepal, but I think this story is important none-the-less. Even if it’s just to get it out of my own head and heart, and shared. I’m really moved by what you do at HollaBack, and think it’s an incredibly important and smart movement. It’s great timing … Continued

Hollaback! Baltimore Interviews Artists Behind FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture

By Shawna Potter Rebecca Nagle and Hannah Brancato are organizers, artists, activists and educators working in Baltimore, MD. Hannah Brancato began working to end violence against women when she created an art advocacy program based in a domestic violence shelter. She received her MFA in Community Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), … Continued

Anonymous’s Story: No peace

After parking in a parking garage, I was walking down the street to get to my destination. I purposely crossed the street to avoid walking past a group of construction workers, even though I didn’t have to. I watched as they all leered at a young woman who had been in front of me before … Continued

A Week in Our Shoes 2/24/12

BY EMILY MAY Hello supporters and revolutionaries! Check out this week’s news and updates from the exciting world of Hollaback! and our endeavors to stamp out street harassment once and for all. It’s National Anti-Street Harassment Week March 18-24! And there are so many ways that you can get involved and take action: join our … Continued

Women’s Status in the Media at Crisis Levels

BY CATHERINE FAVORITE The Women’s Media Center recently published their 2012 Report on the Status of Women in the US Media. Although the findings show that women have gained a strong foothold in some areas, the vast majority of fields in American media are still occupied by men. Some of the report’s key findings (from 2011) … Continued

Case Update: Hyatt Housekeepers Sexually Harassed and Sacked

BY ADMIN In November of last year Hollaback! posted an article urging readers to support sisters Martha and Lorena Reyes after their unfair dismissal from the Hyatt Santa Clara. In September of last year, sexually explicit, photoshopped images of the two housekeepers were displayed on the company bulletin board by a co-worker. A few weeks … Continued

Mini Skirt Marchers Take Back the Streets of Johannesburg

BY VICTORIA TRAVERS Last Friday hundreds of men and women gathered in the streets of Johannesburg for the “Mini Skirt March” organized by the ANC Women’s League to condemn sexual violence in South Africa. The march began in Johannesburg’s Central Business District at a taxi rank on Bree Street. 300 protesters turned up brandishing banners … Continued