Category: campaign

Hollaback! Collective Statement on Brexit Vote

On the 23rd of June 2016, the British public voted in favour of the UK leaving the European Union. Since then, there has been a growing sense of discomfort among migrants and BAME communities in the UK, both due to political uncertainty and a rise in racist/xenophobic attacks. Additionally, conservative and far right movements across … Continued

Harassment Is Campaign

On October 15, Hollaback! is launching “Harassment Is: An exploration of identity and street harassment”.  Using stories from the Hollaback! sites, the guide invites the reader to practice recognizing how people’s identities and oppressions overlap and how that can affect how they walk down the street. As part of the “Harassment Is” campaign, we are … 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

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

MTA Gettin’ it Together

While we won’t crown the MTA with official Hollaback Hero status just yet, they are certainly on their way. This neon blue ‘Help Point’ was spotted at a 6 train station, and the new subway announcement encouraging riders to ‘say something’ not only if they are the victims of unlawful sexual conduct but also if … Continued

Help Rid NYC of Sexual Violence

New Yorkers United Against Sexual Violence is campaigning to ensure funding for sexual violence prevention and treatment programs. Please sign this petition to help the all of the programs throughout NYC keep working toward a city free of sexual violence. From their website: Sexual violence affects all New Yorkers, regardless of class, race, gender expression, … Continued

‘Eve Teasing’ and ‘Cat Calling’: Different Names, Same Old Shit

Video cross-posted from Hollaback Mumbai “I enjoy eve teasing, but when someone ‘teases’ my girlfriend, mother or my sister, I feel hurt. That is when I realize it is wrong to eve-tease.” ‘Eve teasing’ is the gentle ‘boys will be boys’-type term given to street harassment in India, much like ‘cat calling’ in the United … Continued

Toronto SlutWalk Draws Hundreds

Toronto Police representative Michael Sanguinetti’s words of wisdom to students at York University in January that “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized” was the basis for Sunday’s inaugural “SlutWalk,” drawing close to 1000 men and women fed up with institutionalized victim-blaming and shaming. From the SlutWalk site: Historically, the … Continued