Category: The Movement

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

Holla Right Back at Us!

We are in the process of developing our new project — Hollaback! — and we want to make sure that it is in line with the needs, wants, and desires of our many Hollabackers! Please take our quick, 11 question survey: Click here to take survey It won’t take longer than 2 minutes (I promise) … Continued

"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