Month: July 2012

Jana’s Story: So shocked

I was going home by bike, it was after 10 o’clock in the evening and it was already getting quite dark. I was waiting for the traffic lights to change at the bikeway at the crossroads. Right in front me, a bus stopped and a young woman stepped out of the bus and went down … Continued

Why I’m giving $20 to Hollaback today.

Cross-Posted from Travelling Legally Caution: The following includes some liberal use of four-letter words. Be aware, read with care. *** When I woke up this morning, I planned for this to be a pleasant post about how nice it is to go to a familiar church when living abroad. Not so much, now. I don’t … Continued

This Sundress is Not for You

Cross Posted from Hips and Hangers I want to take a minute to talk about something serious- street harassment. I’ve never met a woman that hasn’t had to deal with cat calls, whistles, and/or unwanted advances at some point in her life. It’s something I face about 2-3 times a week as part of my … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: New submission from phone app

Gettin on the Blue Line & this youngish guy gives me a predatory look & says “I see you been workin out” He gets up from across the aisle to come sit next to me. I immediately get up & move across the train. He mutters “I’m sorry” as I get up. Leave me alone! … Continued

HOLLAinterview with Maggie Hadleigh-West, Director of War Zone

  Recently, we spoke with Maggie Hadleigh-West, filmmaker of the fascinating 1998 street harassment documentary film, War Zone.   As Maggie describes on her website, War Zone is about “sex, power and what happens when men—either knowingly or unknowingly—threaten a woman’s right to walk undisturbed on the streets.”  In shooting the documentary, Maggie turned her camera … Continued

Anonymous’s Story: You just had to speed up?

While I don’t recommend taking pictures while you drive, I got so upset after this truck sped up to be next to my car just to honk. Yes, I get it, I’m wearing a dress. It’s 101 degrees outside, after all. The worst part? I can see the future when it comes to street harassment.