2008 July

Blank Noise Spectator Survey

Administrator | on July, 31, 2008 | by | 1 Comments

The wonderful anti-street harassment activists in India over at the Blank Noise are holding a special survey/discussion on their site through August 15th about being a spectator of street harassment. Of their website visitors who take their poll, 13% reported being a spectator of street harassment. This is what they ask: “Blank Noise Spectators Special [...]

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Anti-Groping Subway Campaign on Hold

Administrator | on July, 21, 2008 | by | 1 Comments

The wonderful ladies of HollaBackNYC wrote a great piece in the New York Daily News about the MTA’s anti-groping campaign going on hold apparently for fear of inadvertently encouraging more groping… Here’s an excerpt from the article: “Someone at the MTA seems worried about exposing the dirty underbelly of the city’s transportation network. They’d rather [...]

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Men like to harass in Egypt

Administrator | on July, 18, 2008 | by | 5 Comments

The Egyptian Centre for Women’s Rights has been involved in anti-street harassment activism work for several years, so the recent headline in Reuters “Two-thirds of Egyptian men harass women?” about the high levels of street harassment in Egypt is no surprise to me. In a survey of more than 2,000 Egyptian men and women and [...]

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Gender Equity Festival 2008

Administrator | on July, 15, 2008 | by | 0 Comments

For those in New York this weekend, check this out – Girls for Gender Equity presents: The 3rd Annual NYC Gender Equality Festival a celebration of arts and activism in central Brooklyn July 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Von King Park between Tompkins & Marcy at Lafayette A FREE public event for education, [...]

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Catcalling Apologizers

Stories | on July, 13, 2008 | by | 0 Comments

A few years ago I was riding my bike by a Wendy’s and a construction crew started “Oooo Baby”ing me. It was certainly not the first time I had been harassed, nor the most serious, but I was fed up. I turned my bike around and went back. I looked up at the men on [...]

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Coolest Trend on the Streets for Men

Stories | on July, 10, 2008 | by | 3 Comments

Hey you, yeah you, have you heard about the coolest trend on the streets for men? Well if you haven’t, you better get in the know. For all those in the dark, it’s called street harassment (SH). Yep you got it-street harassment, targeted at women. For this post I am going explore the very nature [...]

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“Catcalls nearing extinction” ?

Administrator | on July, 08, 2008 | by | 2 Comments

There are fewer catcalls from construction workers because more women complain about them and there are more women working in construction, according to the Miami Herald. I don’t know about you but I haven’t been harassed by construction workers in years. I always get upset when I see them continued to be stereotyped in commercials, [...]

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