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Times India Features Hollaback! Chennai

Check out this awesome article published today in the Chennai Times. Reporter Rehna Abdul Kareem investigates Hollaback! Chennai’s bold new venture to stamp out street harassment.

A Week in Our Shoes: 1/20/22

BY EMILY MAY Greetings Hollaback supporters and revolutionaries! This is the third installment of our blog series that keeps you up to date on HOLLAnews and our endeavors to stamp out street harassment. Here’s a glimpse of what happened this week in HOLLAworld. – We held our first site leader training webinar for our new … Continued

“Gay Panic” and “Trans Panic”: Not a Worthy Excuse for Murder

BY VICTORIA TRAVERS An ambiguity in Queensland law in Australia allows individuals accused of murder to claim a defense known as “gay panic” to avoid prosecution. Confused? Guffawing slightly because it’s so ridiculous you can’t believe that this is not an elaborate hoax? You are not alone. More infuriating is that the “gay panic” and … Continued

Dr. Vajayjay’s! Privatize Those Privates!

BY REBECCA KATHERINE HIRSCH Confused? Excited? Don’t worry. Dr. Vajayjay can fix that. The New View Campaign has put together a parody training video as part of its Vulvanomics activist event. In this video, we see an enterprising, unscrupulous, nominal doctor capitalizing on externally-created insecurities, sexualizing genital mutilation and effectively pathologizing female sexuality. His bumbling … Continued

Astrid’s Story: Panicked

My parents have a house in Spain where we go almost every vacation on holiday. So 2 or 3 years ago, we were in Spain in the summer. Our house is in a little village, but you can cycle very easily to the nearby city Cambrils. We never go alone (my sister and I), because … Continued

B&K’s Story: Honked at, stared at

While walking to get dinner we were honked at three times and cars slowed down to look at us. It was freezing cold out and we were covered up completely…not that that would have been a reason for their behavior. While at dinner a man was staring and made us feel uncomfortable.

HOLLAWho? Meet Birmingham.

Meet Zoe, the environmental advocate fighting street harassment in Birmingham, UK. Why do you HOLLA? I HOLLA because I’m sick of half the population being objectified and harassed in every sphere of their lives. Because street harassment is totally accepted and hardly ever confronted. Because this needs to change!! What’s your signature Hollaback? Leave me … Continued

Martin Luther King, Jr. Six Steps of Nonviolent Social Change

BY VICTORIA TRAVERS Today we take a moment to commemorate, salute and remember legendary figure of liberty and nonviolent change, Martin Luther King, Jr. All over the world King is hailed as one of civilization’s most significant figures of freedom, justice and equality. Until his death on April 4 1968, King was committed to the … Continued

Turkish Gay Honor Killing Drives Inspirational Movie

BY VICTORIA TRAVERS Turkish film, “Zenne Dancer” or male “belly dancer” in English, has not only received 5 Golden Orange Awards at the International Antalya Film Festival, opened the first gay film festival in the Turkey, but it is the first feature film to depict gay honor killing in Turkey. The film, which is out … Continued

A Week in Our Shoes

BY EMILY MAY Greetings Hollaback supporters and revolutionaries! This is the second of a new blog series we are doing to keep you posted on our efforts to end street harassment in the HOLLAworld!  This is of course just a snap-shot from the mothership. If we were going to try to tell you everything happening … Continued