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A Week in Our Shoes: 2/3/2012

BY EMILY MAY Hello Hollaback supporters and revolutionaries! Take a look at this week ‘s HOLLAnews and updates with February’s first installment:  –Mumbai in Town! This week we met up with Aisha from Hollaback! Mumbai who has been super busy heading up the revolution in Bombay. Hollaback! Mumbai, in collaboration with the families of murdered Keenan Santos … Continued

Tell WMATA Public Street Harassment is a Problem!

Collective Action for Safe Spaces/Holla Back DC! are joining forces for a public performance oversight hearing of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) held by the Council of the District of Columbia. Check out this blog piece that is cross posted from Collective Action for Safe Spaces.  Sexual comments, leering, groping and public masturbation: sexual harassment happens a lot … Continued

Knockout Barstool Takes on Blackout Tour

BY CATHERINE FAVORITE You probably don’t frequent women-hating websites all that often. Luckily, you have others to do the dirty work for you! A blog aimed at college-aged men called Barstool Sports, showcases a slew of dehumanizing attitudes toward women while disguising itself an entertainment website: “By the common man, for the common man”. By … Continued

Worth Checking Out – The Arkh Project

REPOSTED FROM HOLLABACK HOUSTON Co-director Ricki here… I stumbled across The Arkh Project yesterday while bumbling around on the net, and thought it would be and thought it would be worth checking out and supporting. The Arkh Project is a project to create a 3D RPG video game that “focuses on queer people and people … Continued

International Anti-Street Harassment Week, March 18-24

BY CATHERINE FAVORITE Come “Meet Us On the Street”, for International Anti-Street Harassment week, from March 18-24, to take a stand against street harassment! Last year’s first International Anti-Street Harassment Day was so successful, with over thousands of people participating in 13 countries, that this year, the folks of Stop Street Harassment are dedicating an … Continued

Sarah’s Story: Don’t “learn to live with” it

I work at a restaurant. At work last weekend, a male patron called me “darling”. I find this very offensive, objectifying, disrespectful to my intelligence, and dehumanizing – I am not his significant other and he is a total stranger. I told him: “Don’t call me darling.” He responded, shocked: “What?!” I said, “Don’t call … Continued

HOLLAWho? Meet Ottawa.

Meet Julie Lalonde, the eternal optimist fighting street harassment in Ottawa, Canada. Why do you HOLLA? Because it’s what my grandmother would want me to do. What’s your signature Hollaback? I’m sure your mother is proud! What’s your craft? Feminist advocate. HOLLAfact about your city: We are the home of the world’s largest skating rink! We’re also the city … Continued

Interview: Boston-Feminist on “Why I Punched a Stranger”

BY CATHERINE FAVORITE A few weeks ago, a blogger out of Boston penned a thought provoking piece on a particular encounter she had with a street harasser in Allston, Massachusetts. Titled, “Why I Punched a Stranger”, Allison’s story raises many points on how women, particularly women in the LGBTQ community, all too often experience verbal … Continued