Category: The Movement

Words & House Bill 14 in the State of Georgia.

What’s in a name? Words are powerful. They can educate and empower, express and encourage. Words can forge relationships and build bridges. But despite their awesome ability to strengthen, they can also dismantle and destroy when they’re used as weapons. Stick and stones can break your bones, but words will never hurt me? Tell that … Continued

Study This!

Toronto’s Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC) has released the results of their study on how women do and do not respond to street harassment. 127 of you took part in the study and the results will be used to develop an app with phrases and resources for responding to harassment—look … Continued

Catcaller form en espanol

Our leaders in Mexico City had this translated from the Riot, cause harassment knows no language boundaries.  Stay tuned for AtreveteDf Hollaback, coming this April!

HOLLAwho? Meet El Paso

Meet Cassandra, the Story Collector fighting street harassment in El Paso, Texas. What’s your signature Hollaback? I flare my nostrils, while staring creeps down. Sometimes, it involves my middle finger. You know, it just depends on what kind of mood I’m in. What’s your craft? Letting sexists/racists/homophobes know what the fuck is up. My superheroine … Continued

Catcaller form

One of our holla’ers found this on Female Gazing.  We’re thinking we’ll print a few and see what the harassers think.   I am sure harassers love paperwork.

Meet Shawna, from Hollaback BALTIMORE!

Here is the welcome speech that she gave at Hollaback Baltimore’s launch party! Hear Shawna talk about why street harassment matters to her, to Baltimore, and to the world. It’s pretty powerful stuff – it gave me chills!

Another study from researcher Kimberly Fairchild!

This is all we are allowed to tell you about it before you take it, but it’s pretty safe to assume there is a reason we think it’s important: In this study, you will watch a short, randomly selected video of an individual and make decisions and predictions about his/her behavior and emotions.  The survey … Continued

One of the beautiful emails we received this week…

We get inspiring emails from around the world, but this one stood out to us.  It’s from a mother in Birmingham, Alabama, who is looking to start a Hollaback in Birmingham this summer.  She writes: “You are probably familiar with the iconic “southern belles” of movie lore.  While this is a stereotype, it is somewhat … Continued

Hey, Google, throw us a bone!

If you’ve ever lived or studied abroad, you may have celebrated a holiday that we have yet to recognize widely here in the States: International Women’s Day. In Italy, men give handfuls of flowers to the women in their lives each year on March 8. Google changes its logo for everything, but Hollaback couldn’t help … Continued