Category: The Movement

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

Violence breaks out at the first Gay Pride in Split, Croatia: Hollaback! stands in support of Croatia’s LGBTQ community

Last Saturday, on June 11th, the Lesbian Group Kontra, Iskorak and Domine (an NGO) organized the first Gay Pride in Split, Croatia.  The theme of was the right for the protection of same-sex couples’ family life. Around the 150 – 200 pride parade participants between 8000 – 10000 people gathered and proceeded to insult, threaten, … Continued

Nicola’s Got Nerve

Sexual Harassment as a Daily Work Hazard Imagine having a job that exposes you to sexual harassment everyday, merely because you are wearing a certain uniform ~ and probably not a very revealing one, either. It’s the symbolism of it, that seems to attract the unwanted attention. If you’re a maid, you might have to … Continued

Slate columnist totally doesn’t get it.

BY EMILY MAY Check this out from Slate’s “Dear Prudence” column: Q. Catcalled: What would you say to a young women who gets catcalled often during the summer? I live in the city, and as the weather gets warmer, catcalling gets more frequent. Although I dress normally (typically shorts and a blouse in the summer), … Continued

New film from England, “Do they think we like it?

Here’s the description on YouTube: “A short film about street harassment that was researched, designed, scripted, filmed, directed and edited by volunteers from Initi8 at Nottingham Trent University with guidance and support from Gill Court at Platform 51 Nottingham. The film was inspired by Nottingham’s International Women’s Day events with the aim of raising awareness … Continued

Nicola’s Got Nerve

He said, She said, in New York City This is the phrase most often used to describe the implied non-credibility of an allegation of sexual assault. It suggests that an accusation of this nature is either false, or dubious at the very least, because of a lack of evidence to the contrary. Now I must … Continued

A Message to Catcallers

SUBMITTED BY CARRIE DAVIDSON, reposted from Carried Away There hasn’t been a single day when I’ve walked home this week and haven’t been catcalled at least once. For the first two days it was funny. By the third and fourth, it became expected. Wait, expected? In what world is it okay to expect to be … Continued

Join the movement! Street harassment campaign.

Check out this video from South Africa — bringing attention to street harassment, how it happens, and why it hurts.  They creators also point out the links between street harassment and a culture of media and advertising that regularly objectifies women and treats them like objects. A culture that makes objectifying women OK is the … Continued

Nicola’s Got Nerve | Issue 6

“I’m not your sweetheart.” The other day, I got into a livery cab, which I often do when I travel from Washington Heights to go downtown. I indulge in this guilty pleasure  especially when I’m going toward the East Side, which takes a monstrous amount of time to get to from the Heights. Typically, I … Continued