Hey Hollabackers! Another exciting week here at Hollaback! We’re gearing up for our big event with Cornell tomorrow, where we will release somepowerful research on street harassment, and then celebrate our success with a benefit dra g show (what else?). On Saturday, September 22nd, join us at Stonewall for RIOT! A drag show and benefit. Also this … Continued
BY RITA PASARELL Earlier this week, the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) reported that a 20 year old woman was shot to death immediately after responding to a street harasser by whom she had been sexually assaulted. No one should have to ignore a sexual assault, and no one should walk in fear because … Continued
Man followed me for several blocks yelling “baby!” over and over again.
(You can see the full interview on NBC Bay Area) “Corey: Do you have an opinion on cat calling? Kamau: I certainly understand that women get cat called all over the world, even in San Francisco, but when we went to New York, I see it way more than I ever saw it in San Francisco. I … Continued
(reprinted from New York City Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio’s website) Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and the advocacy group Hollaback! today called on the State Legislature to pass a new law protecting straphangers from “subway grinders.” In a letter sent to Speaker Silver and Majority Leader Skelos, they criticized a recent court ruling that effectively … Continued
I was walking home alone, when a random dude told me that my body was looking good. When I said nothing, he told me say thank you. I just said no. It was really a relatively minor offense, but the fact that he thought I owed him for this comment is so central to the … Continued
I was taking a walk on my lunchbreak when a man in his mid to late 50s inched near me at a crosswalk (I am 25). He was well dressed in business clothes. He asked “would i be annoying if i introduced myself?” I stared at him in shock and he repeated it.
Hey Hollabackers — I had the honor of keynoting the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence‘s annual conference this week. Over 350 people were there — and the support for our work was overwhelming. I also got a great profile (and superhero photo) in Brooklyn Magazine this week. They listed me as one of the … Continued
I was just coming home from school with my sister (a long commute from New Brunswick, NJ) and as we were walking up our front steps, two guys on bikes stopped just to leer at us as we walked into our house. I feel like I have to take a shower now just to wash … Continued
BY ANDREA GUNRAJ, COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, METRAC In 2010 and 2011, we were delighted to partner with Hollaback! to release an online survey on responses to sexual harassment. It was one of a few similar surveys we put out to find out how people deal with harassment, where they go for help, and how they would … Continued