Category: The Movement

OBJECTIFIED: A new short film on street harassment

Film is a powerful way to make social change, and we’re loving this one. It shows how men and women think about, and perceive street harassment differently. The film points to it’s own conclusions, but why do you think street harassment happens? A penny for your thoughts…

Ileana Jiménez and LREI Feminist Activists at TEDxYouth

I had the opportunity to speak with these amazing high school students from Elizabeth Irwin high school about a month ago. And they were incredible. Grace, the student at the end, even testified at the city council hearing on street harassment with me in October. She is so bold. As Ileana says at the end. … Continued

The Harasser, The Toad, And The Goddesses’ Daughter: A Tale For Women | by Erik Kondo

Satire can be a powerful artistic form used to change bad human behavior. It uses irony, wit, and ridicule to attack human vice, folly, and foolishness. “As such, it is a tool that can be used to defeat street harassment,” writes blogger and self-defense guru Erik Kondo. “Satire can be used to deny and refute the power … Continued

A SOLUTION: Stop Police Complacency

Dear Hollaback Community, I apologize for using this submit feature for something other than reporting an incident, but I’m wondering if it’s time to up the ante in fighting harassment. Following the story of the awesome woman on the subway who confronted her assaulter, I have read story after story of women who were harassed … Continued

Privilege Denying Dude weighs in on street harassment

(UPDATE: We used to have a picture here of our very favorite privileged white dude, but then we got told we were violating copyright. Who knew memes had copyright? Anyway, it said “Men shout sexual things to you as you walk down the street? I’d love it if women did that to me!”) If you … Continued

SPOILER ALERT: Dozens of women come forward within hours after NYT reporter publishes details of her own hollaback!

In a follow up to her “New Phone Apps Aim to Combat Harassment” article published in the NYT on Monday, reporter and now HollaHERO Karen Zraick publishes her own personal hollaback in today’s City Room blog. As if we couldn’t have guessed, within hours, there are 47 comments all containing one, two, three, and sometimes … Continued

Meet Anna from HollabackFRANCE!

Anna is just one of the people who are planning to start Hollabacks in their own communities. Help support their work by starting a page, setting a goal, and asking your friends to donate at my.ihollaback.org. We’ll be introducing you to more of the Hollaback leaders over the coming weeks. Stay tuned, and THANK YOU … Continued