Month: April 2012

Alison’s Story: “I felt so trapped”

I’ve recently started going to the gym while my sister goes swimming and normally my dad comes with me but he was working late so I had to go by myself. As I walked in two guys stared at me walking in. Later I was walking over to another machine and the same guy stood … Continued

“Dear daughter…”

Writer/podcast producer Mur Lafferty penned a fantastic letter to her daughter that reads both brutally honest and sweetly optimistic. The whole letter is worth reading by anyone who has ever been a little girl or known someone with a daughter. In other words, you should read it. “You will not change their mind by arguing, … Continued

London Catcalling: Mayoral Candidates Campaign Against Street Harassment

BY CATHERINE FAVORITE It’s not every day we come across a political campaign that makes street harassment one of the central points of their platform. In London, however, two of the candidates running for mayor are doing just that. Siobhan Benita, an independent and Ken Livingstone, the Labor Party candidate, have both come out in … Continued

Washington, DC Introduces Legislation to Combat Metro Harassment

Cross-posted from Stop Street Harassment According to fellow anti-street harassment blog, Stop Street Harassment, new legislation proposed yesterday by Councilwoman Muriel Bowser will make it easier for police to apprehend accused public masturbators and flashers on DC’s transport system. If the bill is passed it means that the perpetrators of such crimes are more likely … Continued

HOLLAWho? Meet Brussels.

Meet Angelika, another amazing activist in Brussels, fighting street harassment with multilingual, awesome comebacks. Why do you HOLLA?  Because it makes me feel less a victim. Because it is a way to reclaim my right to be seen as a full human being. And because I like it when I take them by surprise. What’s … Continued

Texts From Hillary Get a Text From Hillary!

BY MARIA LUIZA WELTON “Texts From Hillary” creators Stacy Lamb and Adam Smith were invited to meet with the Secretary of State last Wednesday so she could congratulate and thank them for “all the LOLZ” produced by their “Hillary”ous meme, which the pair have described as being started “on a whim.” So if you haven’t … Continued