Month: May 2012

Why Healthy Masculinity?

Street harassment is one of the most pervasive forms of gender-based violence and one of the least legislated against – and rarely, if ever, is it linked to masculinity. It’s time to make the connection between our experiences on the street with what society teaches boys about what it means to be a man. And … Continued

Elica’s Story: Not amused

It was Halloween 2011 and I was in a cat suit. It wasn’t too controversial or anything, just sleek black, not even that “sexy”. I was walking with a friend past a group of guys and my tail was tugged at and said something offensively sexual. They were all just smiling at me as if … Continued

A week in our shoes: HILLARY CLINTON EDITION

Hello Hollabackers! Not gonna lie. Hillary Clinton is a childhood hero of mine.  When I was little, I only knew about three women who wanted to change the world. There was Susan B. Anthony, but she was way before my time.  There was Mother Theresa, but I thought I liked boys too much for that … Continued

Indian woman speak out about street harassment!

While we don’t think that violence is any answer to street harassment, we do understand where these women are coming from. Street harassment is scary, and our studies show that speaking up and speaking out about minimizes the emotional trauma.  So keep it up, ladies! We’re fighting right alongside of you.

JJ’s story: HOLLABACK IN SEATTLE NEEDED, STAT!

Tuesday, May 8 at 5:30pm on while crossing the street at Pine and 4th downtown Seattle I was verbally harassed. It was a busy intersection and I was in a hurry to get to a meeting. A middle aged man with shoulder length hair leaned in and said “Nice Nipples.” Before I fully registered what … Continued

Noelle’s story: This “pussy” holla’s back!

This house is located in between my house and where I work as well as mine and my boyfriend’s houses. For the past 4 days, every time I pass this house after 3pm the young men sitting on it’s porch have yelled a combination of phrases involving how “illegal” my “pussy” is. It infuriates me. … Continued

HOLLA on the go: Standing Ovation

This holla was submitted through our free apps! I was out running down the green path the other day, listening to some sweet jams and trying to go really fast, when a group of drunken bocce players who had set up shop next to the path decided to give me a standing ovation to my … Continued

New York City Council Member Julissa Ferreras Joins Hollaback! for First Ever Community Safety Audit in Queens

Council Member Julissa Ferreras and the nonprofit organization Hollaback! (that’s us!) led an historic community safety audit on Saturday, May 5th in Queens from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Community members met at The Transfiguration Of Christ Greek Orthodox Church, 3805 98th Street, Corona, New York for training. Afterwards they surveyed blocks in their neighborhood where residents … Continued