Category: The Movement

We support Saudi Women’s Driving Rights! Beep, beep!

BY EMILY MAY Here’s a short video I made with my mom and my aunts this weekend in support of Saudi Women’s driving rights (and yes, I was raised by a pack of women): Hollaback is partnering with “Honk for Saudi Women” and we encourage to to show your support by making a short video! … Continued

Time to Count Street Harassment as Hostile Acts

BY KC WAGNER AND EMILY MAY, reposted from Women’s eNews. The community around fighting street harassment is growing stronger and has pointed to its pervasiveness. K.C. Wagner and Emily May say more research is needed to lay the groundwork necessary to end this type of harassment. (WOMENSENEWS)–The rape allegations against former International Monetary Fund Chief … Continued

The UN takes on street harassment

BY EMILY MAY As a quick look at our global network of 24 sites will show you, street harassment is a global problem.  Too often, governments are afraid to tackle it and resign themselves to tired old idea that there is nothing you can do about it. But not the UN.  They are taking it … Continued

The Power of Storytelling, Then and Now

BY ALEX ALSTON When we think of the great social movements of the twentieth century we often think of the great icons that appeared at the helms of these struggles. A charismatic preacher from Montgomery who had a dream, a Catholic commander-in-chief who asked us to ask ourselves what we could for our country, or … Continued

Nicola’s Got Nerve

Targeting Women in Upper Washington Heights, and Inwood As a longtime resident of Washington Heights, I had become almost inured to the constant reports of shootings, muggings and other random acts of violence which take place in my neighborhood every day. Until a few months ago, most of those attacks were drug-related, and happened quite … Continued

SlutWalk Delhi: One thread of a multi-stranded rope

BY AISHA ZAKIRA, Director of Hollaback! Mumbai. (This piece is cross-posted from Hollaback Mumbai) Our apologies for all the quiet on our end, but we’re back and ready for some serious snap, crackle and pop – HOLLAstyle. We have a lot coming up, but first, we wanted to talk about Umang Sabarwal’s initiation of SlutWalk … Continued