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Anonymous’s Story: Three creeps in a car

I was walking to my bus stop, after work but in broad daylight, when a car with three young men drove past. They laid on the car horn and one leaned out the window, mouth open, tongue hanging out, making growling noises. They got to the bottom of the street and turned around for another … Continued

The Window Sex Project

Have you ever felt like you were being window-shopped? Like you were being full out inspected by eyes that wanted to try you on? Have you ever changed your outfit five times for fear that someone was going to say something inappropriate to you the moment you walked outside? “You should smile with that pretty … Continued

New film from England, “Do they think we like it?

Here’s the description on YouTube: “A short film about street harassment that was researched, designed, scripted, filmed, directed and edited by volunteers from Initi8 at Nottingham Trent University with guidance and support from Gill Court at Platform 51 Nottingham. The film was inspired by Nottingham’s International Women’s Day events with the aim of raising awareness … Continued

My Hollaback Diary

REPOSTED FROM FEMINIST LETTERS I am regularly inspired by the women involved in the Hollaback campaign. The work they do and the sites they run are amazing. I would recommend that every woman go onto their website, read a bit about what they do, submit your own stories of harassment (lets face it, we’ve ALL … Continued

The unsung hero in the Strauss-Kahn rape case

BY LARA DALE I live out in New Mexico, but as an ex-New Yorker, I am amazed there hasn’t been a public thank you to the Sofitel Hotel for their prompt, empathic handling of the Strauss-Kahn rape case. I would be on your doorstep right now to discuss this if I didn’t live so far … Continued

The Real Long Island Serial Killer: Laws on Prostitution

The recent discoveries of eight sets of human remains on Long Ocean Parkway in Long Island, as reported by Melissa Gira Grants in her article for The Guardian newspaper, are testament to the price that society is paying for ‘criminalizing prostitution and forcing sex workers into dangerous marginality.’ Grants brings to light that U.S laws … Continued

“Sluts are loud. We’re messy. We don’t behave.”

from Feministing Jaclyn Friedman gave a great speach at the Boston Slut Walk this week!  Here’s the video and the transcript: Well hello you beautiful sluts! Do you see what I did there? I called y’all sluts, and I don’t know the first thing about what any of you do with your private parts. (Well, … Continued

Activist? Who, Me?!

By LOU LaROCHE “Activism” has become a modern-day dirty word for some, synonymous with dodgy police tactics, professional protesters and “grubby-looking transient types” who seem to like complaining about everything. It’s very easy, when watching news footage of the latest actions being taken, to feel divorced from other types of people who don’t just have … Continued