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There’s No Wrong Way

Cross-Posted from HollaBack! Boston Here at Hollaback!, we often talk about, well, holla-ing back! And we all agree that it’s important to speak up and to fight back. But we also agree that it’s unrealistic to expect that everyone will do that. We also agree that it’s not always safe, because the situation could escalate. … Continued

Kate’s Story: I never experienced something so vile

I’ve been on an online dating site before but I never experienced something so vile. I started an account with Okcupid last Thursday night. This man messaged me and expressed interest. I read his profile and he seemed like a nice guy BUT a shirt he was wearing was sexist, it had a silhouette of … Continued

Kat’s Story: Don’t touch me!

Ok, so I have two stories. Don’t touch me!: Ok, so I am a really small person, and I look like a little kid, even though I’m 26. I also have really nice red curly hair. People are constantly commenting on it and trying to run their hands through it. It annoys me so much … Continued

Paige’s Story: I wasn’t “asking” for this

I was walking from the subway to my apartment in the pouring rain. It was really hot out, so I was wearing a relatively low-cut yoga top and pretty short shorts. I wasn’t wearing makeup or trying to flaunt my body in any way. It was just hot out. A man on a bike (I’m … Continued

A week in our shoes: TURNING UP THE HEAT EDITION

Hey Hollabackers! If you remember a few weeks back, we got a grant to do some strategic planning at our first ever board retreat at the Omega Institute.  Check out the video they did on all the organizations that were invited! Women Serving Women Summit 2012 from Omega Institute on Vimeo. Now, for some updates: … Continued

Street Harassment, Illustrated

Cross Posted from HollaBack! Boston We spend a lot of time talking about street harassment – but sometimes, a picture really is worth a thousand words. From the mighty pen of Jess Fink, another illustration of street harassment. Here’s wishing you a sunshine-y and harassment-free weekend! image credit: Kid With Experience