Month: April 2013

Week in Our Shoes: Happy Anti-Street Harassment Week!

Dear HOLLAs — Our Catapult Campaign Launched this week! With your support, we’ll bring our site leaders together in person for the first time ever. Here at the mothership this week — PRESS: We were on Huffington Post Live this week! Watch out Deputy Director Debjani REPRESENT!┬áDebjani also rocked our socks talking to DNAinfo about … Continued

Ann’s story: spring day *marred*

I was in town for a conference and was walking back to the hotel by myself after lunch. I passed a man standing on the corner with a cardboard sign. He told me to have a nice day, so I said, “You, too,” to be polite. Then as I stood with my back to him … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: “hey sexy”

I was just coming home from a friend’s house, having had a great day, when this truck rolls by and some guy is hanging out the window yelling at me “hey, sexy!” I turned as he passed, and several yards up the road he still had his whole torso out the window, looking back at … Continued

Lydia’s story: harassment then and now

Back in the early 2000’s when I was in secondary school I was very shy, quiet and known as the class “square” and one of the “popular” guys who I’ll call “M” especially made my life hell, he once announced loudly that one day if I was lucky, I might get raped, in assembly he … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: walking out of the gym

Someone driving in a truck whistled at me as I was walking out of the gym. I yelled, “I didn’t need that” as they drove away. I immediately felt uncomfortable and unsafe. [got_back]

HOLLA ON THE GO: “No respect for women”

It’s happened several times in Old Town Pasadena. Mostly by men handing out advertisements, I’ve experienced such things as “damn those are some nice pants” and stare downs by several men. It’s severely embarrassing when there’s hundreds of others around you in this shopping area. The ridicules are obnoxious and I wish the verbal harassers … Continued