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Naomi P.’s Story: Followed

About a month ago, I was on my way home returning from my school’s volleyball practice. I had just gotten off of the bus, and I was walking the first of two blocks to my house. On my way, I noticed a man had gotten on at the same bus stop at me, and gotten … Continued

Olivia’s Story: Not your fault

2 years ago, when I was 12 years old, I was walking to meet my friend. It was summer, and so I put on a pair of tight jean short-shorts. I felt sexy and beautiful and like I could conquer the world. I felt so good. I was walking past a florist’s shop when an … Continued

Emma S’s Story: Harassed on the subway

A  man came up to me while I was standing on the subway, put his hand on my hip and said to me “your European aren’t you ? I can tell because in Europe the women are taught to be so sensual in nature.”

Pakistan Public Transport: Daily Abuse for Female Passengers

BY VICTORIA FITZGERALD As a woman in Pakistan traveling on public transport is like running the gauntlet, except there is no where to run, particularly in Islamabad. For schoolgirls and working females the daily commute is plagued by vulgar drivers with the self-control of a rabble of rabid mutts. The severity of this issue manifests … Continued

Domestic Violence and Women in Leadership

BY HOLLABACK! Here’s a big thank you to Hollaback! Baltimore for sharing with us this awesome questionnaire to help research the correlation between women in leadership positions and their own experiences of domestic violence. The survey has been comprised by Hollaback! affiliate, grad student and Feminist Eye View blogger, Linda Kokenge. Linda worked with Carol … Continued

HOLLAWho? Meet Des Moines.

  Meet Becca Lee, the collector of words fighting street harassment in Des Moines, IA. Why do you HOLLA? Because I can. It’s my right. What’s your signature Hollaback? Stop harassing women! What’s your craft? Ripping books to shreds–not literally, but somewhat. I’m finishing a master’s degree in literature. HOLLAfact about your city: Des Moines … Continued

The Right To Occupy Safely

BY THE HOLLABACK! FAMILY At Hollaback!, we believe that everyone has a right to feel safe and confident, without fear of harassing language or actions whether they’re walking home from work, going to school, or at a protest. Over the last weeks, the Occupy Wall Street movement has created a space where individuals can talk, … Continued

Andra’s Story: “Really?”

I crossed the street with the pedestrian light, but this pickup truck was rolling into the crosswalk so I waved as I walked by. He honked at me, so I turned around and he was flipping me off, I flipped him off, and he used his hand and tongue to gesture fellatio. I yelled “Really?”, … Continued

Cyber Bullying: Why It Happens and What You Can Do About It

BY NICOLA BRIGGS Twenty and thirty years ago, women of all ages had to contend with harassment in the forms of scary in-person attacks, hate (snail) mail, and maybe a breathy phone call or two. But while these remain the weapons of choice for mean, insecure kids and dangerous psychopaths alike, women today have to … Continued