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Campus harassment is a growing problem. What’s your solution?

BY EMILY MAY The issue of peer-to-peer harassment on campuses has come into focus over the past year – and for good reason: the statistics are staggering. Amongst the LGBTQ community, CNN reports that 33% of LGBTQ and 38% of transgender students, faculty and staff have seriously considered leaving their institution due to harassment, and … Continued

You stood up for what you knew was right, and T-Mobile listened.

BY EMILY MAY AND VERONICA PINTO On Wednesday, September 14th at 5pm, Hollaback! started a petition to get T-Mobile to comply with the subpoena and release the contact information of a suspected rapist.  By 10am the next morning, 125 of you signed the petition, and T-Mobile folded. Never doubt that 125 individuals and an on-line … Continued

Rebecca’s Exciting, Subjective Thoughts on SlutWalk

BY REBECCA KATHERINE HIRSCH So, SlutWalk. A movement whose name makes me cringe. I joined SlutWalk for the same reason I join many things: Desire, fear, half-conscious longing for union. But let’s zone in on that FEAR. Fear of what? Fear of oneself? Well, yeah, sure, but what else? Fear of… Dudes. Yeah. Dudes. The … Continued

No lesbian passengers allowed

HOLLAnote: We’re reprinting this from our friends at change.org because, quite simply, it makes us rage.  As we at Hollaback! know all too well, discrimination is a day-to-day occurrence for so many people internationally.  But that doesn’t make it OK.  We all deserve to be who we are — on the streets and in the … Continued

We’re going Up and UP. Won’t you come along?

A Lady Leader Arrives from Kristen Dolle on Vimeo.   BY EMILY MAY When I became ED of Hollaback! last year I was 29 and was terrified. Everyone told me it was impossible to launch a nonprofit in a recession, especially one with a atypical model addressing a rarely-discussed issue. I knew no one with … Continued

Emily’s Story: No one deserves this

Car followed me from the local IGA and slowly drove behind me calling me things like easy, tease, etc etc and making comments on my appearance.  When I didn’t respond they sped up and got louder, screaming I was a frigid and that all frigids get raped cause they deserve it. The car was a … Continued

Asasia: “Not yours!”

Today was an ordinary day as most are. I got home early because I didn’t have rehearsal for the play I’m in at my high school or class at the local community college. As a young woman, I want to go places in my life and I’m doing everything I can to do so. This … Continued