Category: The Movement

Take a Street Harassment Survey!

Reposted from Stop Street Harassment: Dr. Kimberly Fairchild is one of the few academics studying street harassment. Check out her article from 2008, written with Laurie A. Rudman: “Everyday stranger harassment and women’s self-objectification” in Social Justice Research, 21(3), 338-357. Her article is based on research she conducted at Rutgers University about street harassment and … Continued

Station Booths Close, Leaving Riders Unprotected

Today’s AMNY article highlights the MTA’ s station booth closures. HollabackNYC recently co-founded New Yorkers for Safe Transit with RightRides, Girls for Gender Equity, and NOW-NYC. New Yorkers for Safe Transit has protested these cuts alongside TBOU, a transit union. HollabackNYC’s Emily May is quoted in the article: “Without that worker, people are really defenseless,” … Continued

Listen in on Friday to HollabackNYC co-founder Emily May

HEALTHSTYLES, WBAI Friday, June 19, 2009 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Click here to hear WBAI live over the internet. Sick of being on the alert or being harassed on the subway where crimes that are often discrimination-based that disproportionately affect women, minorities and LGBT folk happen? Find out how the MTA hides these crime … Continued

Crime Behind Closing Doors

This is reprinted from today’s Metro and was written by HollabackNYC co-founder, Emily May. The MTA’s notoriously sketchy accounting has bled over from their ledgers into their crime stats. For the past three years, the MTA has declared a drop in crime on the subways. This is great news for straphangers — as long as … Continued

Taking Back Public Transit: Confronting Violence on Board

After tracking harassment, masturbation, and assault on the New York City transit system for over three years, we decided to take action. We recently co-founded New Yorkers for Safe Transit – the only coalition dedicated to eliminating sexual assault and hate violence—particularly gender- or discrimination-based— within NYC’s public transit system. In response to an ongoing … Continued

Men Who Harass Me: One Women’s Partial Collection

As part of a new initiative, we are going to be taking an in depth look at one woman’s experiences being street harassed in New York City. We will reveal a new photo each day for the next month. The photos were submitted by Sally N., a New York City resident, and will be posted … Continued