Month: February 2012

Sarah’s Story: Don’t “learn to live with” it

I work at a restaurant. At work last weekend, a male patron called me “darling”. I find this very offensive, objectifying, disrespectful to my intelligence, and dehumanizing – I am not his significant other and he is a total stranger. I told him: “Don’t call me darling.” He responded, shocked: “What?!” I said, “Don’t call … Continued

Anonymous’s Story: Poor example

I was walking to the metro when this male (not worthy of being called a man) walking with two small children said, “ain’t that sexy” to me as I walked by. I didn’t ask for his input, and it’s infuriating to be referred to as an object, “that”. I did feel empowered, however, to be … Continued

HOLLAWho? Meet Ottawa.

Meet Julie Lalonde, the eternal optimist fighting street harassment in Ottawa, Canada. Why do you HOLLA? Because it’s what my grandmother would want me to do. What’s your signature Hollaback? I’m sure your mother is proud! What’s your craft? Feminist advocate. HOLLAfact about your city: We are the home of the world’s largest skating rink! We’re also the city … Continued