Category: The Movement

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

Sex Crimes Against Black Girls exhibit will open at Skylight Gallery

Sexual exploitation stemmed in gender oppression is a phenomenon that is generally hidden under a blanket of reticence due to the challenge of addressing issues of sexism under a larger context of racism. Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration will open Sex Crimes Against Black Girls, a multimedia exhibit curated by Shantrelle P. Lewis and featuring the works of … Continued

Badass Bloggers Wanted

Hollaback embodies all that is strong, powerful, and badass about being a woman today, and reflects a global female solidarity that knows no racial, age, or geographic boundaries. As such, we seek three men or women who can represent and illustrate these values in written form. Selected writers need to be able to commit to … Continued

New women’s safety iPhone app free and available for download

DePaul University Junior Betsy Huigens has developed and released Bluelight, a free app that allows women to check in with family and friends after making it home on time. Think of it as “I’ll call you when I get there 2.0” says the app’s storefront download info. – First, enter your travel time – say … Continued

Head of complaints department complains about Film 678

Film 678, a stark portrayal of street harassment by director Mohamed Diab (currently showing in Egyptian cinemas), is causing growing discomfort among Egypt’s top offices. Bureaucrat Mahmoud Hanfy Mahmoud, head of the complaints department at the Egyptian Association for Human Rights and Social Justice, has filed an official complaint about the film, citing potential harm … Continued

Badass Blogger Call

Hollaback embodies all that is strong, powerful, and badass about being a woman today, and reflects a global female solidarity that knows no racial, age, or geographic boundaries. As such, we seek three men or women who can represent and illustrate these values in written form. Selected writers need to be able to commit to … Continued