Month: September 2012

A Week in Our Shoes: STREET HARASSMENT RESEARCH RELEASED!

Dear Hollabackers — Every week that I compile these I am more amazed than the last week at what our network is able to accomplish. This week is no exception. Here’s what our team has been up to this week: Research on street harassment released at Cornell!.  Last Friday we were joined by Speaker Christine Quinn, … Continued

Kendalle’s story: “Women are not just objects to be ogled at.”

Yesterday, when I was walking towards the train after a meeting in a gentrified and generally considered safe neighborhood in Brooklyn, a young white construction worker started harassing me. He was walking right toward me, arms outstretched, asking me where I was going looking so beautiful. This made me feel threatened and irritated–I was already … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: “Ridiculous grown men”

Construction men working on Jared Jewelers in the Target shopping center on Putty Hill whistling and waving at me and a number of other women walking to and from their cars. I had parked a bit farther away from them and they still proceeded to call attention to themselves. Ridiculous grown men.

Morgan’s story: “Clearly those of us on the VARSITY CROSS-COUNTRY RUNNING TEAM have NOTHING better to do than stop to exchange contact info with some stranger in the middle of our workout”

I am running with the gang – the rest of my university’s women’s cross-country running team. We’re warming up, heading along a downtown street toward the track for our workout. We pass a group of boys who look like fellow students. No one in our group acknowledges them. They would have been just a few … Continued

HOLLABACK TO SCHOOL: Bump and Grind from Behind Guy

BY TANISHA LOVE RAMIREZ Back to school means back to harassment for 61% of men and 62% of women on college campuses.  This year, we’ve decided to poke a little fun at the harassers by developing fake facebook profiles of all the different types of harassers we’ve come to know and hate over the years. Name: Bump … Continued

A week in our shoes: CONGRESS OF WOMEN IN POLESKA EDITION

Hey Hollabackers! Another exciting week here at Hollaback! We’re gearing up for our big event with Cornell tomorrow, where we will release somepowerful research on street harassment, and then celebrate our success with a benefit dra g show (what else?). On Saturday, September 22nd, join us at Stonewall for RIOT! A drag show and benefit.  Also this … Continued