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Sex Trafficking: A Transnational Problem Right Under Our Noses

BY NICOLA BRIGGS In 2004, I went to Bangkok to give a Tai Chi presentation at the 15th International AIDS Conference, and while I was there I noticed an interesting bill-board. It depicted a young girl kneeling in front of a man, with her head bowed and hands clasped in the prayer position. I asked … Continued

Bethany’s Story: Violated

I was walking back to my apartment after my internship on a Monday. I had already had a rough day and had just gotten off the phone with my mom. It was a little after 5pm and there were people everywhere. I was looking down for a second to hang up my phone when I … Continued

Hollaback! at the Roots of Change conference!

                                This week we had the honor of presenting at the Roots Of Change conference in Portland!  Emily gave the history of Hollaback! and talked about why street harassment matters.  Our board member Chad Sniffen presented on the history of … Continued

As proud as proud can be

A note from Emily May, executive director: I’ve spent the past 18 years knowing that my younger sister was the coolest girl on the planet.  So when she reached out to me to start volunteering for Hollaback!, I shouldn’t have been surprised.  I mean of course — she’s awesome. But I couldn’t help to feel … Continued

Halloween with a Conscience: Honor Your Feminist Ancestors in Costume

BY NICOLA BRIGGS Each year, both men and women have three basic choices for Halloween. 1.) Go costume-less, maybe with a nod to the day by wearing all black, or wear a t-shirt that says “Costume”: “Halloween means nothing to me, and I’m sure-as-hell not going to make an ass out of myself….again.” 2.) Go all-out, … Continued

Margaret’s Story: Needs to stop

I’m only 15 and I look older than I am apparently I look about 20 because I am tall and mature for my age but I get beeped at all the time I hate it I get men shouting out there cars at me and whistling its not a compliment. I’ve also on 2 occasions … Continued

Devon’s Story: “I just didn’t know what else to do”

As I was walking to school around 9:30am yesterday morning (Thursday, October 28), I passed two men sitting in a car parked alongside the curb.(They looked to be in their 30’s.) As I passed them, they yelled “Hey!” from the parked car. I turned and looked behind me because I was startled, but realized I … Continued

Brave Keenan Santos Pays With his Life For Standing Up To Street Harassment

Reuben Fernandez, deceased Keenan Santos and Avinash Solanki BY VICTORIA FITZGERALD On Saturday night an innocent dinner of six friends in Mumbai, India, ended in the violent murder of a 24-year-old man and left another victim fighting for his life in Kokilaben hospital. How did this happen? Keenan Santos confronted a vile drunk that was … Continued

We Still Believe Anita Hill

BY VICTORIA FITZGERLD 20 years ago this month Anita Hill courageously thrust the issue of workplace sexual harassment into the American public consciousness when she spoke out about the inappropriate behavior of then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. To celebrate the profound impact made by Hill’s appearance at the all-white, all-male congressional hearing in 1991, The … Continued

Virginia Rometty Changes 100 Years of Male Dominated IBM

BY REBECCA KATHERINE HIRSCH In 100 years of IBM’s existence the company has never had a female CEO, until now, cue Virginia “Ginni” Rometty. As of January 2012 Rometty will step into the shoes of current CEO Sam Palmisano. The news comes hot on the heels of Meg Whitman’s appointment last month as CEO of … Continued