Category: demonstration

Anna’s story: Don’t grab my booty!

I was at a metal concert in Seattle at Studio Seven when a guy behind me decided it would be a great idea to grab my behind. His hand stayed there. It was a loud concert and very crowded, so no one noticed. My elbow immediately fell behind me as I very gently gutted him … Continued

Dickinson College Students Win Concessions in Campus Protest

By VIOLET KITTAPPA Congratulations to our comrades in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The Patriot-News reports that 150 students at Dickinson College have been protesting since Wednesday, demanding that campus sexual assaults be broadcast through the college’s Red Alert system in real time and that perpetrators of catcalls and lewd comments are disciplined. The article reports that President … Continued

Remembering my first hollaback!

This happened a long time ago, but I remember it vividly because it was the very first time I hollaed back. I was 18 and living in Paris at the time, and as all Parisians, used the subway to get pretty much anywhere. I was coming back from a long cramming session at the university … Continued

Age is but a number.

I’m 40 damn years old. I thought by now I’d get a break from this crap. Went into supermarket the other day. At front door saw a man I sort of knew, he was at a booth selling phone plans. I recognized him as the husband of one of my husband’s associates, if that makes … Continued

The economic impact of workplace harassment

Among the reasons I am leaving my job is the sexual harassment. It makes me uncomfortable and angry. At the supermarket where I just finished my last day (thank god!) I am hit on in subtle and not-subtle ways, and have been since I started working there. The guys in produce stare at me whenever … Continued

Harassment around the globe

When I was around fourteen or fifteen I went with my Latin class to Italy, and we took a day trip to Pisa to see the tower and cathedral there. From the train station you have to take a bus to get to the more touristy attractions, and it was on that bus on the … Continued