2008 December

Got a Harasser Kicked Off the Bus

Stories | on December, 29, 2008 | by | 2 Comments

I’ve had some pretty horrible experiences even in my (relatively) nice neighborhood. This one isn’t too bad, but it ended especially well. Once I was wearing a strapless dress on the bus. The guy behind me was obviously drooling over me and he kept saying, “boy is it ever HOT in here, WOW!” while blowing [...]

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New Study on Street Harassment

Administrator | on December, 23, 2008 | by | 0 Comments

The following is from a presentation given at the annual conference of the Association for Women in Psychology entitled, “Gender-based public harassment: Avoidance, objectification, and self esteem” by Tracy Lord. “Limited research on gender-based public harassment suggest there are multiple individual and societal effects of this harassment: increasing women’s fear of men; decreasing trust between [...]

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Virtual Street Harassment?

News stories | on December, 15, 2008 | by | 3 Comments

Number five on Gizmodo.com’s “10 Things You Need to Know About PlayStation Home” says “There are lots of dudes. Lots of them.” And it includes this screenshot of a male avatar saying “nice rack” to the only female avatar in the shot, who says, “thanks.” This post would be an essay if I started analyzing [...]

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Another death from street harassment

Administrator | on December, 05, 2008 | by | 5 Comments

I just read this – a young woman in Washington, DC, was killed two months ago after turning down the flirtatious advances of a young man passing by her house. “Stanton was eating a hamburger her mother had made her Thursday night when Jones approached her and demanded she make him a hamburger, according to [...]

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Privilege and Street Harassment

Stories | on December, 04, 2008 | by | 4 Comments

Yesterday I went for a run after work in downtown Washington, DC. As I left my office, I had a feeling that I was going to get street harassed and so as I ran, I thought up things I could say when it happened (despite all my work on street harassment, I have yet to [...]

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Men can stop street harassment

Administrator | on December, 02, 2008 | by | 1 Comments

Street harassment and rape are related in many ways. For example, a fear that street harassment will escalate into a rape attempt is not an uncommon reaction for many women (especially when the harassment takes the form of stalking, physical contact, and sexually violent language). Like rape, street harassment isn’t going to end until men [...]

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