Category: The Movement

Fan Mail that Fuels Us

As many of you know, we are an all-volunteer team that work long hours above and beyond our regular jobs to make Hollaback happen. We are inspired and invigorated by each and every post that comes in, and we respond personally to all the fan mail. The letter below was too honest, too beautiful, and … Continued

THIS WEEK IN STREET HARASSMENT…

Nothing ruins a bike ride on a gorgeous summer day like creeps making sexual comments from the sidewalk. Harriet Walker discusses harassment and biking in London, and wonders why biking seems to draw harassers like a magnet. Gawker posts their own hollaback, entitled “Have you seen this masturbating gentleman?” The amazing Holly Kearl has an … Continued

This Week in Street Harassment…

First of all, Feminuity drew our attention to VOCES: A Zine by the Voices Against Violence Project. Jos Truitt discusses the need for “trans lives to come deliberately into focus” through storytelling. Gender-based harassment in public places can be about policing gender performance as well as the objectification of female bodies and a culture that … Continued

"Street Harassment" by Dailyn Santana

This incredibly powerful poem was read at our launch party on Thursday by Dailyn. At 20 years old, she’s smart, she’s fierce, and she’s an inspiration to us all. I am Ani Difranco I am beyond your peripheral vision so you might want to turn your head cuz someday you’ll find you are starving and … Continued

THIS WEEK IN STREET HARASSMENT…

We have a FANTASTIC op-ed in the Daily News right now that discusses out soon-to-be-released iPhone app!! We are always concerned that misdemeanor crimes on the streets and subway are not taken seriously when they have such an enormous impact on the women and LGBTQ folks who experience them, but in this extremely disturbing piece … Continued

Naked in a Fishbowl Presents: Hollaback!

In this week of “Naked in a Fishbowl” the improv group of ladies saw a man touching himself on the F train to Coney Island and Hollaback’ed! The improv show plays every Monday night at the SoHo Playhouse Off-Broadway, check ’em out!

THIS WEEK IN STREET HARASSMENT…

As we are always saying over here at Hollaback!, SEXUAL VIOLENCE ISN’T CULTURAL. We hear this one ALL the time, which of course forces us to collectively roll our eyes and sigh dramatically. The anecdotal evidence that we collect on this blog shows that in NYC all kinds of men harass women and all kinds … Continued