Category: The Movement

"If you don’t like people looking at you, stay inside"

I recall an incident where the guy says, “If you don’t like people looking at you, stay inside,” right before I maced him. That’s a ringing statement that he sees us as not even being persons, but an object to control. The fact along that they get violent if their sexual advances are rebuffed shows … Continued

More to the Story: Cyan Brown

In response to the Cyan Brown story: I used to use this train station every day to commute to Manhattan and I am not shocked at all by what happened to this young woman. These guys who hang out in front of that train station are getting more bolder by the day. One can only … Continued

Thanks to you, we made it!

Thanks to the 3,780 of you who reviewed project, we were just notified that our newest project, Hollaback!, will be moving to the next round of the Knight News Foundation Challenge! Hollaback! was the third most viewed project out of 755 applications. A sincere thank you from our entire team. We couldn’t have done it … Continued

Male Allies Survey Results are In!

Thanks to all of our male allies who took the survey. The results are here. 95% of men thought that having a woman in their life tell them about street harassment was an effective form of education. 87% thought that messaging that indicated that women “they care about experience street harassment” was effective. 82% of … Continued

Co-Founder Sam Carter Holla’s in the Washington Square News

Co-Founder Sam Carter recently published a Letter to the Editor in the Washington Square News. “While Jenny Tai’s reporting was a welcome contribution to the evolving debate on subway and street harassment in this city, unfortunately she did not dig deep enough to uproot some data and details that reveal just how widespread and pervasive … Continued

Male Allies!

Here is a short, informal, anonymous survey from Holly Kearl where men can share their thoughts specifically on how best to reach men on this issue and engage them in ending it. Male allies, please take a few minutes and share your thoughts on this topic: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7SS33XL Holly will be incorporating these comments into her … Continued

Be Part of a Focus Group on Subway Safety!

Do you feel safe riding NYC’s public transit system? Give yourself and others a voice, by sharing your mass transit experiences. In mid-January, New Yorkers for Safe Transit (NYFST) will be hosting two focus groups for survivors of gender and discrimination-based violence and harassment on New York City’s public transportation system. We’re seeking focus group … Continued