A guy yelled and whistled at me while riding my bike home from work. I’m an RN at a community health center and try to treat every patient with respect. I expect the same from my community.
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
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
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
Cross-posted from Hollaback! Philly We are so excited to announce that our proposal for a two month advertisement campaign in both Philadelphia subway lines was just accepted! Check out our winning proposal here. Below is our video intro to the project!
The HMAP Challenge: Don’t we all love lending our support to a valuable cause? As a Healthy Masculinity Action Project (HMAP) Ally, Hollaback! has done just that through the social media world. But HMAP is more than Facebook posts and Tweets advocating the idea of healthy masculinity—it’s about starting a necessary conversation in society and making … Continued
An older man approached my female friends and I and started hitting on my middle, Asian friend. Perhaps because she was smallest. He said things like “just because you are wearing cool colors (she was wearing a blue shirt) doesn’t mean you’re not hot. You might be the hottest one here.”
This week, our nation celebrates 40 powerful years of Title IX, the federal law most famous for increasing female access to school athletic programs. Although the landmark law has certainly impacted school sports, the reach of Title IX is vast: it mandates gender equity in every educational program that receives federal funding. Title IX is … Continued
I’m submitting this story here, for the widest distribution possible. It happened to me in Florence, Italy in early June 2012. With summer vacation upon us, many women from different countries will be visiting Italy and I want to warn them of the possibility of this sort of “attack.” I was wearing a knee-length summer … Continued
I was walking to the tram today and passed 3 bald guys and one girl walking in the opposite direction. It’s a small pathway behind the houses and although well lit, not exactly great. It was broad daylight however, about 4pm. As I walked past one of the burly baldies, one of them decided it’d … Continued