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Week in Our Shoes: And It Keeps Snowing Edition

Hello there! This week at the Hollaback! HQ, ED, Emily May testified at the City Council Hearing on campus sexual assault. HB’s deputy director Debjani Roy will be addressing the current status of the fight against street harassment and the importance of civic-minded social media video this Sunday (Feb. 8) at a forum hosted by the Chicago Filmmakers. Read about … Continued

Laura’s Story: Can I have some change?

On my way into a restaurant, I passed an older man panhandling and he asked me for some spare change. I ignored him and from behind me, I heard him yell a series of obscenities, i.e., “Fuck you, you fucking bitch!” I quickly ducked into the restaurant and thankfully, he was gone by the time … Continued

Laura’s Story: Man actually stops telling woman to smile!

Walking down the sidewalk, I passed a guy who was panhandling. He said, ‘Why don’t you put a smile on that pretty face?’ I turned to him and said, ‘I don’t like it when men tell me to smile.’ He backtracked, saying, ‘I wasn’t telling you, I was just suggesting!’ We went back and forth … Continued

Laura’s Story: “Don’t call me baby.”

There was a group of kids hanging out after dark in front of the grocery store. As a woman came out of the store, one of them took a few steps towards her and asked, ‘Hey baby, do you want to come home with me?’ She didn’t say anything, but I saw her grimace as … Continued

Laura’s Story: Minivan Creep

I was walking on Landover Road when a man in a white minivan pulled up behind me and honked. After he saw that I had seen him, he pulled off the road, into the nearby shopping center, to pull up alongside me. He yelled, “Where are you going?” I yelled back, “Nowhere you’re interested in,” … Continued

Tiffany’s Story: “It’s not a compliment.”

On my way to work, I experienced street harassment as I do almost every morning. He walked up just behind me and said “I like that. You look good. Yeah, you look real good”. I said “I don’t like that”. He flew into a hot rage and said “I don’t care if you don’t like … Continued

Aslone’s Story: Follow up

This is a follow up story to the one I posted a few days ago. So, I’m at a friends house trying to get some comfort from a bad breakup and my friends male roomate is taking every opportunity to show off his penis to me without my consent or desire to see it. He had … Continued

Trying to be strong

A lot of people talk about how they are sexually harassed because of their beauty and how strange men want to have sex with him. But I don’t see a lot of stories about how cruel random men can be to women on the street. More than once, men have said things to me along … Continued

Week in Our Shoes: Snowpocalypse Edition

Hey Hollas! The Mothership survived the snowpocalypse and is back in the office and back in action! In even more exciting news, we kicked off our 12th Class for new sites! It’s our biggest class of new site leaders yet! It’s week two for our new crop of interns. Here they are on the job:       … Continued