Category: The Movement

Why I Hollaback: Salam’s Story

This is the fourth video in the “Why I Hollaback” series. “Why I Hollaback” tells the story of how and why folks decide to take the leap, speak up, and start Holla’ing back. We will release a new story every Monday and accept submissions from all over the world. So tell us your story — … Continued

Obama Includes Verbal Harassment in his Sexual Assault Month Speech!

I couldn’t have said it better myself. In his Presidential Proclamation for Sexual Assault Awareness month Obama says: “Every day, women, men, and children across America suffer the pain and trauma of sexual assault. From verbal harassment and intimidation to molestation and rape, this crime occurs far too frequently, goes unreported far too often, and … Continued

Help the Research Happen!

As you all know, street harassment is a seriously under-researched issue. As activists, this makes it hard to bring attention to this incredibly important issue. Help push the agenda forward by taking these two surveys: This one is investigating how women present themselves and whether that influences perceptions of street harassment. This one is looking … Continued

HOLLAback survey-style!

Louise Dreier, a graduate student at Columbia, is doing research on how street harassment affects how women use the city and how the built environment affects street harassment. Lord knows this field needs more research, and quick! She has agreed to share her findings with Hollaback readers. Help her out by taking her quick survey!

Emily May: A Woman Making History

Perhaps needless to say, I am insanely, stupidly, flattered by this. On a list of women making history — with Rachel Maddow and Nancy Pelosi? Yes, this is our revolution. And yes, this is only the beginning. Together we will end street harassment, one hollaback at a time. Check the story out, and take a … Continued

Why I Hollaback: Miranda’s Story

This is the third video in the “Why I Hollaback” series. “Why I Hollaback” tells the story of how and why folks decide to take the leap, speak up, and start Holla’ing back. We will release a new story every Monday and accept submissions from all over the world. So tell us your story — … Continued

Why I Hollaback: Rafiya’s Story

This spring we are launching “Why I Hollaback,” a new series of stories from women and LGBTQ folks. “Why I Hollaback” tells the story of how and why folks decide to take the leap, speak up, and start Holla’ing back. We will release a new story every Monday and accept submissions from all over the … Continued

HOLLAheroine: Assemblywoman Paulin

Great news! Assemblywoman Paulin’s bill to expand the definition of “sexual contact” to include the emission of ejaculate by a person upon any part of a victim, has passed the state Assembly. If the bill becomes law, it would change the definition of sexual contact to include ejaculating on others for the purpose of sexual … Continued