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Hollaback! Hot Pink With Green Dots! What a Combination.

BY VICTORIA TRAVERS In February we had the pleasure of welcoming Jenn Sayre and Marigail Sexton of Green Dot into the Hollaback! office to discuss collaborations and share success stories. Green Dot is a violence prevention strategy that gives everyone the skills needed to stop rape, partner violence and stalking, while also imparting how we … Continued

A Week in Our Shoes: Feb. 27th – March 3rd, 2012

BY EMILY MAY Hello Hollaback! supporters! Check out this week’s news and updates from the exciting world of Hollaback! and our endeavors to stamp out street harassment. Out and About: We met with students from Rutgers and NYU to discuss our forthcoming campus harassment initiative. I also met with Councilmember Chin’s office to talk about … Continued

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