I recently had the painfully unpleasant (but all too common) experience of being sexually harassed by a man. I was harassed in a digital age, when creepy men can invade your personal space by sending their unwanted and invasive attention straight to you, regardless of where you are or what you are doing. I was … Continued
Originally posted on My So Called Writer’s Life, by Sandria311. Focused and determined. That’s how I would describe my stride and my gaze walking through Oak Park on an unseasonably warm March afternoon. I heard the rattling from the bass of the car’s sound system approaching behind me, but I kept my attention forward. It’s … Continued
Hollaback! got the chance to chat with the creators of a newly released smart phone app, designed with college students in mind, to keep people connected with their friends as a way to prevent violence before it happens. The “Circle of 6” app is available free to download from iTunes. Find out more details about … Continued
My friend and I were walking in our neighbourhood, not far from where we lived. A car came up beside us. A man probably in his late 20’s and another teenager who couldn’t have been older than 17. The Teenager: Hey girls Us: Hey Him: Where you headed? Me: To my house Us: Oh yeah, … Continued
During the summer vacation, my friend and I were walking through a relatively empty parking lot. As were walking, I hear a car going really fast nearby. Like – Right behind us – nearby. I looked over my shoulder and a white SUV pulled up right beside us. If I hadn’t grabbed my friend out … Continued
Thanks to @rev_melissa for her thoughtful analysis of the problem, sassy style, and shout-out!
This week, March 18-24th, Hollabackers around the world are banning together to commemorate International Anti-Street Harassment week. On March 22nd, we’ll be launching our “I’ve Got Your Back” bystander campaign across our network of 44 sites. Check out some of the other events our site leaders have planned: Hollaback! Croatia will write an op-ed … Continued
Um, AWESOME. Thanks to meetusonthestreet.org for passing this our way!
Hey Hollaback y’alls, So, I like this. I like this because I thought of waging my own anti-street harassment campaigns the same time you were building this website. Awesome. I lived in San Francisco, in the deep mission. The men stared at EVERY woman under 30 who walked by. They’d visually stalk me every time … Continued
(h/t to Hollaback! Mumbai for finding and posting this! We couldn’t agree more.)