Category: The Movement

Hollaback is about to go 2.0!

We’ve been working hard for the past few months with our friends at RightRides on a new generation of Hollaback. We want to create an online map where women can “Hollaback!” directly from their cell phones. Quick, 140 character stories can be submitted through three easy portals: a) text it, b) tweet it, and c) … Continued

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