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Kathleen’s Story: Afraid to jog alone

I’ve been followed home from stores on numerous occasions, verbally attacked in parking lots and it wasn’t until my husband witnessed me being screamed at in a gas station that I felt confirmation I wasn’t in the wrong; but still helpless. What bothers me the most are humiliating cat calls. I’m a jogger. I jog … Continued

Transphobia: The Unhappy Sister of Misogyny

BY REBECCA KATHERINE HIRSCH Libra, a New Zealand feminine hygiene company, recently pulled a tampon commercial off the airwaves (and Internet waves) when it received a spate of negative attention for its cis-sexist advertisement depicting “real women” and… the apparent alternative: trans women. It’s clear that the commercial is trafficking in stereotypes (“real” girl is … Continued

Alecia’s Story: “Too many reasons not to smile”

Narrowed eyes? Check. Furrowed brow? Check. Tightly closed mouth? Purposeful, measured steps? Check, check. Head up, shoulders square, and back straight? Check check check. I am now ready to walk down the street, ride my bike, or catch the bus… and I look mean. This is no accident. After years of living in my female … Continued

Anonymous’s Story: Never feel guilty

I got groped on a shuttle this past spring, towards the end of my sophomore year of college. I am a woman of small stature and I was wearing jeans and a NOT incredibly sexy shirt – not that a sexy shirt would have justified ANYTHING. I just wanted to be clear about the fact … Continued

HOLLAWho? Meet Philadelphia.

Meet Rochelle Keyhan, the unrelentingly fierce activist fighting street harassment in Philadelphia, PA. Why do you HOLLA? I Holla because I’m a full human being, not a toy to be played with, or a punching bag for male insecurities. What’s your craft? I’m a lawyer. What’s your signature Hollaback? I give them a dirty look … Continued

Name It. Stop It: January is Stalking Awareness Month

BY HOLLABACK! January is National Stalking Awareness Month. Stalking is a serious crime that affects 3.4 million adults in the U.S every year. This campaigns aims to raise awareness of stalking so that more can be done to stop it. Launched in 2004 by the stalking Resource Center, National Center for Victims of Crime and … Continued

Bronx School Holds Rally to Oust Foul-Mouthed Principal

BY VICTORIA TRAVERS Angry School staffers and elected officials will hold a demonstration this afternoon outside Bronxdale High School in the Bronx to call for the Principal’s immediate removal following his outrageously sexually explicit comments to a female staff member in July. Principal John Chase Jr. was reported to have made several inappropriate statements to … Continued