Month: September 2013

Em’s Story: “Feeling like I’m on display”

Yesterday I was standing outside of my residence hall talking on the phone, when a group of three guys started catcalling at me. I tried to ignore them but they wouldn’t stop, so I flipped them off. One of them just laughed at me, and they walked away. Later on, I realized that one of … Continued

Stephanie’s Story: Parking enforcement creeper

I almost got caught by the city parking enforcement for not switching my car over. I ran outside before he got out of the car and yelled that I was leaving soon, but just switched it over and went back in my apartment. When I was about to leave for good, the parking enforcement guy … Continued

Yael’s Story: Standing ground against harassment

For the past two days, construction workers have been refurbishing the facade of a hotel that I pass on the way to my bus stop. Each time I have passed the building, both going and coming home from school and work, I have been whistled at and cat-called by the workers. I looked up the … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: Witnessed harassment

A man was insisting/commanding that a woman tell him her name, calling her Shorty, while she was waiting at a crosswalk. This was the first time I’ve ever witnessed street harassment that I can remember. As someone, myself an androgynous male, who’s been harassed/abused/stalked I wanted to help this person but felt confused and scared. … Continued

A week in our shoes: LBGTQ RIGHTS EDITION

Dear Hollabackers — Check out what’s shaking with the global movement this week: HollabackPHILLY’s Director Rochelle Keyhan wrote an iReport on street harassment for CNN! Hollaback! Gent had a press release demanding more initiatives on raising awareness about homophobia in Gent. They got some press coverage and received an invitation from the Alderman for Equal … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: Holla’ed at on a run

White NYC van parked at morning side park on the running loop by the gates near the basketball court – man and woman in the van with man yelling out “hey sexy” and other things with each lap made. Def city employees. Time 755 pm today. [got_back]