Month: March 2012

Happy International Women’s Day!

Here at Hollaback!, we are proud to be apart of the longstanding tradition of women fighting street harassment. In the early 1920s, a group called the Anti-Flirt Club stood up against street harassers (or as they were called then, “Mashers“).  In the 1960s and 70s, femininists again spoke out about the impact of street harassment … Continued

Hollaback! Hot Pink With Green Dots! What a Combination.

BY VICTORIA TRAVERS In February we had the pleasure of welcoming Jenn Sayre and Marigail Sexton of Green Dot into the Hollaback! office to discuss collaborations and share success stories. Green Dot is a violence prevention strategy that gives everyone the skills needed to stop rape, partner violence and stalking, while also imparting how we … Continued

A Week in Our Shoes: Feb. 27th – March 3rd, 2012

BY EMILY MAY Hello Hollaback! supporters! Check out this week’s news and updates from the exciting world of Hollaback! and our endeavors to stamp out street harassment. Out and About: We met with students from Rutgers and NYU to discuss our forthcoming campus harassment initiative. I also met with Councilmember Chin’s office to talk about … Continued

Can Too $hort Grow From His XXL Magazine Fatherly Advice Backlash?

BY CATHERINE FAVORITE West Coast Rapper, Too $hort, came under fire recently for the outrageous “fatherly” advice that he gave in an interview to hop-hop publication XXL Magazine. The singer gives tips to young boys on the “mind manipulation” of young girls, the content of which makes for very uncomfortably and inappropriate listening, particularly for … Continued