Category: Article

“Stalker is a Harsh Word, I Prefer Valentine”

BY CATHERINE FAVORITE This year Target is selling one Valentine’s Day card that draws only the sound of crickets and tumbleweeds rather than laughter. The front of the card reads:   “Stalker is a harsh word” and the inside says: “I prefer Valentine”.   Considering that 54 percent of female murder victims reported being stalked, … Continued

“Operation Creep-Be-Gone”

BY CATHERINE FAVORITE A blogger out of the U.K. has an excellent suggestion that we would like to reiterate: “Operation Creep-Be-Gone”. Have you ever marveled at what street harassers get away with in public? Has there ever been a time when you were being followed, catcalled or made to feel unsafe in a public place … Continued

Fiat Super Bowl Ad Stereotypes Women of Color

So the latest Super Bowl controversy, aside from rapper MIA flipping the bird during her performance with Madonna, is the Fiat Car commercial starring Romanian model Catrinel Menghia. Despite Fiat revealing today that the commercial achieved the highest cumulative increase in car model page traffic, we would like to pop that balloon by cataloguing several … Continued

Filmmaker Tiye Rose Hood Drives Social Change and Randomly Bakes

BY VICTORIA TRAVERS In the past year, Filmmaker and Academy of Art University student, Tiye Rose Hood, has created and released two compelling films. “Objectified” focuses on street harassment, and the latest “Jenella” published in January, explores the blame culture and the issue of silence associated with sexual assault. The inspiration for all of Tiye’s … Continued

A Week in Our Shoes: 2/3/2012

BY EMILY MAY Hello Hollaback supporters and revolutionaries! Take a look at this week ‘s HOLLAnews and updates with February’s first installment:  –Mumbai in Town! This week we met up with Aisha from Hollaback! Mumbai who has been super busy heading up the revolution in Bombay. Hollaback! Mumbai, in collaboration with the families of murdered Keenan Santos … Continued

Tell WMATA Public Street Harassment is a Problem!

Collective Action for Safe Spaces/Holla Back DC! are joining forces for a public performance oversight hearing of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) held by the Council of the District of Columbia. Check out this blog piece that is cross posted from Collective Action for Safe Spaces.  Sexual comments, leering, groping and public masturbation: sexual harassment happens a lot … Continued

Knockout Barstool Takes on Blackout Tour

BY CATHERINE FAVORITE You probably don’t frequent women-hating websites all that often. Luckily, you have others to do the dirty work for you! A blog aimed at college-aged men called Barstool Sports, showcases a slew of dehumanizing attitudes toward women while disguising itself an entertainment website: “By the common man, for the common man”. By … Continued

Worth Checking Out – The Arkh Project

REPOSTED FROM HOLLABACK HOUSTON Co-director Ricki here… I stumbled across The Arkh Project yesterday while bumbling around on the net, and thought it would be and thought it would be worth checking out and supporting. The Arkh Project is a project to create a 3D RPG video game that “focuses on queer people and people … Continued

International Anti-Street Harassment Week, March 18-24

BY CATHERINE FAVORITE Come “Meet Us On the Street”, for International Anti-Street Harassment week, from March 18-24, to take a stand against street harassment! Last year’s first International Anti-Street Harassment Day was so successful, with over thousands of people participating in 13 countries, that this year, the folks of Stop Street Harassment are dedicating an … Continued