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
BY HOLLABACK! BUENOS AIRES This may sound strange but to celebrate International Women’s Day in Buenos Aires Hollaback! decided to talk about men. Inspired by a Hollaback Webinar on “Engaging Men”, we asked our followers to submit their street harassment essays to “Desist & resist: Ending street harassment, cues for men” with a promise to … Continued
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
I’m sitting on the bus and I look up to see this older man stare at me. He did not stop looking until I zippered my jacket and covered my chest.
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
Noorjahan Akabar – Stopping Street Harassment in Afghanistan from Auburn Seminary on Vimeo.
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
BY CATHERINE FAVORITE The Upper East Side may have a new serial groper plaguing the streets. On two separate occasions this week, police say a man who is “white, clean shaven, neatly dressed, with brown hair, about 30 years old, 5 feet 11 inches tall, and 180 pounds” has grabbed and groped women before running … Continued