Category: Article

The world needs better role models. We pick Chaz.

BY SARA SUGAR Most of us have heard that Chere’s son, Chaz Bono, is transgender and recently underwent surgery. You might have also seen or heard that Bono is now a contestant on Dancing with the Stars! Well I say, good for him; but not everyone feels that way. Tranphobic psychiatrist Keith Ablow recently went … Continued

Women, War and Peace

BY ANNIE BOGGS & REBECCA KATHERINE HIRSCH Did you catch “Women, War and Peace” last night on PBS? The five-part documentary series aired its first episode, Bosnia: I Came To Testify, and it’s certainly not to be missed (the episode will soon be posted online). Think women and war zones don’t mix? The sentimental notion … Continued

Hate Speech & Hockey

BY: ALEX ALSTON Wayne Simmonds was the victim of a racially charged display one week before when a fan chunked a banana in front of him during a Philadelphia Flyers exhibition game in London, Ontario.  On September 24th, however, he found no problem with calling Sean Avery, an outspoken advocate for the LGBTQ community, and … Continued

How To Be An Interruptor

BY ANNIE BOGGS Is there a way to reduce violence in communities without traditional police intervention? What about through disease-control methods? Enter CeaseFire, an awesome Chicago-based organization. CeaseFire curbs violence through an on-the-ground approach by using professionals from the actual communities to intervene in crises and mediate conflicts. They make use of a public health-inspired … Continued

Freeze the Tease and Chappal Maarungi

HEY BOMBAY! We just wanted to highlight the work of two amazing college-based initiatives – Freeze the Tease and Chappal Maarungi – in the Mumbai-wide and global fight to end street harassment. Freeze the Tease is the brainchild of six students at St. Andrew’s College – Perma Dsouza, Andrea Fernades, Digi George, Anishka Alvares, Rochelle … Continued

HOLLAWho? Meet Istanbul.

Meet Kacie, the social entrepreneur fighting street harassment in Istanbul, Turkey.   Why do you HOLLA? I HOLLA because people just can’t be treated this way. What’s your craft? Social entrepreneurship, essentially figuring out how to make a living while caring about the world. I’m also a locavor and foodie. What was your first experience … Continued

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