Month: March 2012

It’s International Anti-Street Harassment Week!

This week, March 18-24th, Hollabackers around the world are banning together to commemorate International Anti-Street Harassment week. On March 22nd, we’ll be launching our “I’ve Got Your Back” bystander campaign across our network of 44 sites.  Check out some of the other events our site leaders have planned:   Hollaback! Croatia will write an op-ed … Continued

From MTV India

(h/t to Hollaback! Mumbai for finding and posting this! We couldn’t agree more.)

Jasmine’s Story: “I’m about to violate you right now.”

I was walking down the street and a boy tried to talk to me (he was with a group of other boys). He asked if he was “valid” (or good enough) to talk to, and I responded “no, I have a boyfriend.” He then said “[email protected] your boyfriend, what does he have to do with … Continued

A week in our shoes: March 16, 2012

Hello Hollabackers! Up and Coming: Today is my birthday, and I’m celebrating with the launch of our “I’ve Got Your Back” campaign next Thursday! Join me at The Branded Saloon, 603 Vanderbilt Avenue in Brooklyn on March 22 from 6pm until 10pm. You can RSVP here. SXSW Interactive: I had the opportunity to go to … Continued

Anonymous’s Story: “Uncomfortable”

A garbage truck stopped on the corner on this busy neighborhood street. While the guys in the back were doing their job, the drive was yelling “Hey Shorty!” out of his window to a young woman walking on the sidewalk on the opposite side of the street. Her arms were crossed, trying to ignore it, … Continued