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Huh? You mean… that happens?

For the record, we love white dudes. We were co-founded in part by white dudes, we’ve got white dudes on our board, and we’ve seen some incredible white dude advocates. But you’ll have to pardon our frustration. If one more white dude tells us street harassment doesn’t exist we’re going to blow our top. Until … Continued

#ididnotreport

A trending hashtag on Twitter right now, #ididnotreport, is offering a powerful outlet for anyone who has experienced sexual violence but did not come forward to report it.  As Emily May pointed out in her recent article, “Bringing Sexual Harassment Above the Radar,” there are a multitude of reasons why people don’t report — be … Continued

A Week in Our Shoes 3/9/2012

BY EMILY MAY Hello Hollaback! supporters! Check out this week’s news and updates from the exciting world of Hollaback! and our endeavors to stamp out street harassment. Up and Coming: The launch of our “I’ve Got Your Back” campaign is only two weeks away! Join as we celebrate international anti-street harassment week at The Branded … Continued

David Cameron Backs Legislation to Outlaw Street Harassment in Europe

BY CATHERINE FAVORITE It is laudable that UK Prime Minister David Cameron will be signing the Council of Europe’s convention, which will include legislation that criminalizes “unwanted verbal, non-verbal violence and physical” sexual harassment against women, particularly as yesterday was International Women’s Day. This may include criminalizing some forms of street harassment, as the convention … Continued

You Keep Using That Word, I Don’t Think It Means What You Think It Means

BY CATHERINE FAVORITE There has been a rash of men throwing out endearing terms of “slut”, “prostitute” and “whore” lately. While America’s worst radio personality has been receiving the spotlight, there is another story currently unfolding: On Tuesday, eight women (current and former members of the military) filed a lawsuit against the U.S. military as … Continued

Happy International Women’s Day!

Here at Hollaback!, we are proud to be apart of the longstanding tradition of women fighting street harassment. In the early 1920s, a group called the Anti-Flirt Club stood up against street harassers (or as they were called then, “Mashers“).  In the 1960s and 70s, femininists again spoke out about the impact of street harassment … Continued

Hollaback! Hot Pink With Green Dots! What a Combination.

BY VICTORIA TRAVERS In February we had the pleasure of welcoming Jenn Sayre and Marigail Sexton of Green Dot into the Hollaback! office to discuss collaborations and share success stories. Green Dot is a violence prevention strategy that gives everyone the skills needed to stop rape, partner violence and stalking, while also imparting how we … Continued