A woman saw a man masturbating on the subway, snapped his pic, and took it to the police. Problem solved, right? Not at all. They told her to submit it to 311, the city’s information hotline. Considering that according to a 2007 report, 10% of riders are assaulted and only 14% ever report it, this … Continued
It looks like even Minnie Mouse is not safe from street harassment. From today’s New York Times: “A 60-year-old man has been convicted of groping a woman in a Minnie Mouse costume at Walt Disney World. […] He was convicted Tuesday of misdemeanor battery and sentenced to write the victim an apology, serve 180 days … Continued
Today’s AMNY article highlights the MTA’ s station booth closures. HollabackNYC recently co-founded New Yorkers for Safe Transit with RightRides, Girls for Gender Equity, and NOW-NYC. New Yorkers for Safe Transit has protested these cuts alongside TBOU, a transit union. HollabackNYC’s Emily May is quoted in the article: “Without that worker, people are really defenseless,” … Continued
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A man in Crown Heights is slapping women’s butts on the subway and by bike. There are over 10 reported incidences already. The story (including a HollabackNYC shout-out) is here.
On Friday, June 19th I was on WBAI radio, HealthStyles program. To hear the segment, click here. To download the segment, click here. The interview starts around minute 6 and ends around minute 40.
The police are asking for people’s help is identifying a man who assaulted a woman during yesterday morning’s subway rush hour. According to the NYPD, yesterday at 7:35 a.m., a 33-year-old woman “entered the Subway system at the Broadway Station [in Queens] in the confines of the 114 Pct and entered the ‘W’ train (Manhattan … Continued
Our hearts go out to Ysemny Ramos’ family. Ysemny, a mother of three who was three months pregnant, was killed after ignoring two truck drivers who were harassing her. Ysemny’s story is a terrifying wake up call to women. Perhaps as a survival technique, we imagine that our street harassers are just wayward men. They … Continued
This horrific story reminds us that without a trained and sensitive staff at the MTA, those beautiful subway ads that we worked so hard to get up are useless. The Subway Safety Coalition, of which HollabackNYC is a part of, will be drafting letters to the heads of the MTA, the transporation committees in the … Continued
Scott Stringer. Not only did he just testify about this, he was also the brain behind the first ever survey of subway safety.