2008 October

Drive By Masturbator

Stories | on October, 28, 2008 | by | 1 Comments

My freshmen year of college, I joined a sorority. Every week, the new members would have a meeting at the house where we would get to know each other and learn about our chapter. One of the girls in my pledge class had a car, and would pick a few of us up each week [...]

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Prison for Street Harasser in Egypt

Administrator | on October, 24, 2008 | by | 2 Comments

Street harassment in Egypt is in the news a lot lately, and this week the BBC reports on yet another newsworthy street harassment story about a harasser who is receiving a prison sentence. In June, Noha Rushdi Saleh was repeatedly groped and harassed by the defendant while she was walking down the street. Passers-by told [...]

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Street harassment flashback shocks me

Uncategorized | on October, 20, 2008 | by | 3 Comments

On the Shakesville blog, people are answering the question: “In what ways has the idea of sexual assault and/or street harassment affected your daily movements?” The question was posed on Saturday and already there are over 400 responses. Since this is exactly one of the topics I want to discuss in a book I plan [...]

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Black Woman Walking

Administrator | on October, 14, 2008 | by | 4 Comments

I just found this video clip today & I am glad that there is another place women have been able to share their street harassment stories and experiences. It reinforces that this is a real problem for soo many women! And this video clip brings in some of the complexities of race that intersect with [...]

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Tight Pants Disturb Peace in Sudan

Administrator | on October, 07, 2008 | by | 0 Comments

Reuters reports that: “more than 35 young women wearing tight trousers have been arrested for ‘disturbing the peace’ in south Sudan . . . The women were arrested on Sunday night, but released without charge on Monday after appearing in court. ‘They were wearing trousers that were too tight, disturbing the peace,’ said Deputy Police [...]

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Subway Rape Leads to Trial vs NYC Transit

Administrator | on October, 07, 2008 | by | 0 Comments

Three years ago a young woman was raped on a deserted subway platform in New York City. While a toll booth attendant and subway driver both saw and called the police, they did nothing more to help her or stop the attacker. The police arrived a long ten minutes later.  This news article details what [...]

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One-Eyed Veil!?

Administrator | on October, 06, 2008 | by | 0 Comments

According to the BBC: “A Muslim cleric in Saudi Arabia has called on women to wear a full veil, or niqab, that reveals only one eye. Sheikh Muhammad al-Habadan said showing both eyes encouraged women to use eye make-up to look seductive.” WHAT?!!!? In my mind there are two main arguments about veils and related [...]

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