2008 November

Street Harassment: 1880s vs 2008

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

I just read “Going Public: Shopping, Street Harassment, and Streetwalking in Late Victorian London” (thanks Emily!) and what I’m most struck by is how some of the arguments around street harassment are pretty much the same 130 years later. In part, the article looks at how more middle class women and girls were entering public [...]

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Street Harassment in Songs

Administrator | on November, 18, 2008 | by | 0 Comments

Inspired by Feministing’s post yesterday about favorite feminist songs, I thought I’d try to find songs that mention or address street harassment. Below – in no particular order – are my results. Fugazi’s “Suggestion” (“Why can’t i walk down a street free of suggestion?/ Is my body the only trait in the eye’s of men?”) [...]

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Hello’s Can Feel Like Harassment Too

Administrator | on November, 08, 2008 | by | 7 Comments

Yesterday afternoon was unseasonably warm, so in a short sleeved shirt I walked over two miles in downtown Washington, DC, (where I work) to do an errand at lunch time. A lot of men said “hello” or “how are you doing” to me. I said hello or nodded and smiled back at nearly all of [...]

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Hello's Can Feel Like Harassment Too

Administrator | on November, 08, 2008 | by | 7 Comments

Yesterday afternoon was unseasonably warm, so in a short sleeved shirt I walked over two miles in downtown Washington, DC, (where I work) to do an errand at lunch time. A lot of men said “hello” or “how are you doing” to me. I said hello or nodded and smiled back at nearly all of [...]

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