While in a perfect world, people wouldn’t take it upon themselves to tell complete strangers what they thought of them at all, we appreciate the sentiments behind this hilarious video. Street harassers: bored with the same old, tired routine? If you actually believe unsolicited comments on a woman’s appearance make her feel good, imagine how … Continued
This is cross-posted from Hollaback! Boston. A new app called StreetSafe is available for people who feel threatened or unsafe when they’re walking alone. As Jezebel explains, Women who sign up for Streetsafe, which starts at $19.99 a month, can call the company’s trained security advisers 24/7, no questions asked. Streetsafe offers two services: “Walk … Continued
BY VICTORIA TRAVERS The consultative Shura Council of Saudi Arabia has completed an outline of a new law that would initiate several punishments for sexual harassment crimes throughout the country, according to Arabianbusiness.com. For the draft law to become legislation its details must be firstly agreed to by the 150-member Shura Council within 30 days. … Continued
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From one of our readers: “I’m riding the Brooklyn Coney Island bound R train Saturday 3-24-12 at about 5:40am, I was on my phone and happened to look up and see a man fondling himself. At first I thought he had an itch until he revealed himself. I took his picture so I could put … Continued
This guest blog post is reprinted from the Hollaback Brussels Facebook page about the “Chalk Walk” they took on March 24, 2012. Morning. Saturday. 10.30 am. The sun’s slowly coming up over the rooftops. The streets of Brussels are greeting us. All 4 of us are on ‘our way’. Anxious. We meet up at ‘Ribaucourt, … Continued
Hello Hollabackers! We’ve had an incredible week. Our sites internationally have been moving and shaking for international anti-street harassment week, and we launched our ‘I’ve Got Your Back’ bystander campaign this week! You can read about the how the initiative got started here. And we need your help! Take a second to: 1. Check out … Continued
BY EMILY MAY Since starting to map street harassment in 2010, we’ve seen a flood of little pink dots popping up all over the world. People are holla’ing back everywhere, and our collective voices grow louder with each one. But over time the map also became a constant reminder that, despite our best efforts, street … Continued
Street harassment makes us rage, but don’t forget: we have solutions.
We are proud to announce this is our first-ever bystander story submitted! Yipppeeee! For more information on our ‘I’ve Got Your Back’ bystander campaign, click here. I was about 15 years old and I saw a young woman being screamed at by a man who I think may have been her boyfriend. He was alternately … Continued