Author: admin

Can Too $hort Grow From His XXL Magazine Fatherly Advice Backlash?

BY CATHERINE FAVORITE West Coast Rapper, Too $hort, came under fire recently for the outrageous “fatherly” advice that he gave in an interview to hop-hop publication XXL Magazine. The singer gives tips to young boys on the “mind manipulation” of young girls, the content of which makes for very uncomfortably and inappropriate listening, particularly for … Continued

DC Hollaback Confronts Harassment at Metro Stations

REPOSTED FROM SAN LUIS OBISPO The Metro Station and the citizens of DC are in a current debate over what constitutes as sexual harassment: is it mere flirtation or unwanted attention? Surprisingly, many officials have defended the right to sexually harass, implying that too much sensitivity has blurred the distinction between compliments and harassment. They … Continued

Ella’s Story: “That’s when I started crying”

As I arrived at my bus stop several people (all women) were already standing there. There is another bus stop at the other side of the street, where a young man was standing. As soon as he noticed me he started yelling all these derogatory things, he called me a dirty slut, said he was … Continued

Sarah’s Story: Learning from experiences

You don’t have a “HollaBack” in my city, Kathmandu, Nepal, but I think this story is important none-the-less. Even if it’s just to get it out of my own head and heart, and shared. I’m really moved by what you do at HollaBack, and think it’s an incredibly important and smart movement. It’s great timing … Continued

Hollaback! Baltimore Interviews Artists Behind FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture

By Shawna Potter Rebecca Nagle and Hannah Brancato are organizers, artists, activists and educators working in Baltimore, MD. Hannah Brancato began working to end violence against women when she created an art advocacy program based in a domestic violence shelter. She received her MFA in Community Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), … Continued

A Week in Our Shoes 2/24/12

BY EMILY MAY Hello supporters and revolutionaries! Check out this week’s news and updates from the exciting world of Hollaback! and our endeavors to stamp out street harassment once and for all. It’s National Anti-Street Harassment Week March 18-24! And there are so many ways that you can get involved and take action: join our … Continued

Women’s Status in the Media at Crisis Levels

BY CATHERINE FAVORITE The Women’s Media Center recently published their 2012 Report on the Status of Women in the US Media. Although the findings show that women have gained a strong foothold in some areas, the vast majority of fields in American media are still occupied by men. Some of the report’s key findings (from 2011) … Continued

Case Update: Hyatt Housekeepers Sexually Harassed and Sacked

BY ADMIN In November of last year Hollaback! posted an article urging readers to support sisters Martha and Lorena Reyes after their unfair dismissal from the Hyatt Santa Clara. In September of last year, sexually explicit, photoshopped images of the two housekeepers were displayed on the company bulletin board by a co-worker. A few weeks … Continued