Category: The Movement

Wordplay: when “victims” become “accusers” you know the world’s in trouble deep

This is reposted from HollabackATLANTA. Huffpo reports that: “A Republican state legislator in Georgia doesn’t like the term rape “victim.” In fact, he has introduced a bill mandating that state criminal codes refer to these people as, simply, “accusers” — until there’s a conviction in the matter.” Thankfully, there is some actual common sense in … Continued

HOLLAwho? Meet Buenos Aires.

Meet Inti Maria, the Badass Painter fighting street harassment in Buenos Aires. What’s your signature Hollaback? A second and a half side eye. Makes ’em quiver. Why do you HOLLA? Because everyone has a right to enjoy city life to the fullest! What’s your craft? : I’m interested in art that finds it’s niche outside … Continued

February: a month of love and awareness

President Obama kicked the month off right with a message in honor of National Teen Dating Violence and Prevention Month: “Adolescents in controlling or violent relationships may carry these dangerous and unhealthy patterns into future relationships. The time to break the cycle of teen dating violence is now, before another generation falls victim to this … Continued

HOLLAwho? Meet London.

Meet Bryony Beynon, the Vegan Cyclist fighting street harassment in London, UK. What’s your signature Hollaback? ‘YEAH GOOD ONE MATE.’ What was your first experience with street harassment? I’ve been shouted at in the street since I was fourteen years old for one reason or another, maybe pink hair means fair game. HOLLAfact about your … Continued

Hollaback seeks a Program Associate Intern

We are seeking a hard-working, ambitious, and dynamic Program Associate Intern to join our team. Hollaback! is an international movement to end street harassment using digital and mobile technology. Responsibilities include: 1. Researching and drafting our “State of the Streets” report, that will profile progress on street harassment in the areas that we serve; 2. … Continued

HOLLAwho? Meet Baltimore.

Meet Shawna Potter, the Guitar Guru fighting street harassment in Baltimore. What’s your signature Hollaback? The finger. What was your first experience with street harassment? I can’t even recall, I was that young. I started playing live music at 14, so I was “in the big city” a lot more than other kids my age. … Continued

Bloomberg “Trippin'” About Street Safety For Women

Reposted from our friends at Gothamist. While in Queens last night, Bloomberg bragged, “Today, a woman could walk in virtually every neighborhood in this city during the day and not look over her shoulder, and most neighborhoods at night.” But many of the city’s women question how a middle aged man living on the UES … Continued