Month: March 2012

Susan’s bystander story: I had to step up to him

I have experienced more instances of harassment in Amherst than I could recount so I’ll share the most recent, which happened to a friend of mine. We were out at a bar for her 21st birthday, she’d had a lot to drink, we were sitting outside at around 12:30am. She was sitting on the ground … Continued

‘I’ve Got Your Back’ campaign launches today!

BY EMILY MAY Since starting to map street harassment in 2010, we’ve seen a flood of little pink dots popping up all over the world. People are holla’ing back everywhere, and our collective voices grow louder with each one. But over time the map also became a constant reminder that, despite our best efforts, street … Continued

Briana’s story: I’ve got your back!

We are proud to announce this is our first-ever bystander story submitted! Yipppeeee! For more information on our ‘I’ve Got Your Back’ bystander campaign, click here. I was about 15 years old and I saw a young woman being screamed at by a man who I think may have been her boyfriend. He was alternately … Continued

Cats Against Catcalls!

This is cross posted from Hollaback Ottawa!  They said: Today’s creative response to street harassment comes from an anonymous source with a penchant for internet memes! We dig. Every day for International Anti-Street Harassment Week, we’re collecting your creative responses to street harassment and posting them here and on our social media to inspire others … Continued

Megan’s story: Harassment in the Digital Age

I recently had the painfully unpleasant (but all too common) experience of being sexually harassed by a man. I was harassed in a digital age, when creepy men can invade your personal space by sending their unwanted and invasive attention straight to you, regardless of where you are or what you are doing. I was … Continued

Nisha’s story: “Where you headed?”

My friend and I were walking in our neighbourhood, not far from where we lived. A car came up beside us. A man probably in his late 20’s and another teenager who couldn’t have been older than 17. The Teenager: Hey girls Us: Hey Him: Where you headed? Me: To my house Us: Oh yeah, … Continued