2009 March

Update on Midtown Harassment Tragedy

Administrator | on March, 30, 2009 | by | 3 Comments

The NY Daily News has photos and more information about the two women who were hit by a street harasser in New York on Friday. Sadly/infuriatingly one of the women died and the other woman, thankfully, will survive her injuries. “When the two [women] ignored the men’s advances, the van slammed into the women, pinning [...]

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Woman Killed in Midtown by Street Harassers

Administrator | on March, 28, 2009 | by | 2 Comments

Yesterday evening in Midtown Manhattan, two pedestrian women were hit by two men in a Gristede’s (supermarket chain) van as the women were heading home from their jobs at Israel Berger Associates, an architecture firm. One of the women was killed and the other woman is in serious condition at a hospital. The men were [...]

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HollaBack Shout Outs

Administrator | on March, 26, 2009 | by | 0 Comments

Shout Outs to a few of my street harassment activist allies & an announcement about the upcoming launch of a new HollaBack DC blog: Brittany & Hilary of HollaBack Boston and HollaBackTalk. For nearly three years (May 06 – Jan 09) they raised awareness about street harassment and gave people in the Massachusetts area a [...]

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Bookstore Masturbator

Stories, street harassment | on March, 25, 2009 | by | 1 Comments

I was reading an atlas at the bookstore and as there was only a bench (no tables/chairs) i was sitting there, bending down over it to read it. I noticed a funny rattling noise, ignored it, noticed it again and realised an old man was masturbating behind an open newspaper. I went to get my [...]

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T Groping in Boston Leads to Arrest

Administrator | on March, 23, 2009 | by | 1 Comments

Transit police in Boston, MA, are working with the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) to address low level sexual harassment on public transportation (ie street harassment) and Gina Scaramella, executive director of BARCC says twice as many people are reporting incidents since the campaign launched. The Boston Globe describes a recent incident that ended [...]

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Egyptian Women Blog

Administrator | on March, 22, 2009 | by | 2 Comments

Another post about Egypt!  This time about a women-only audio blogging station where women can talk about street harassment. Via Al Arabiya News Channel: “A women-only audio blogging station has become one of Egypt’s most popular censorship-free forums for women intent on tackling taboo issues of gender inequality and street harassment… Launched nine months ago [...]

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Learning Self Defense in Egypt

Uncategorized | on March, 18, 2009 | by | 4 Comments

The BBC reports that the attendance of Egyptian girls and women in martial arts training classes is on the rise. “Instructor Redo Fathy says it is now incumbent on every woman to protect herself from the unwelcome advances of Egyptian men. ‘The girls face a lot of problems,’ he said. ‘Especially the teenagers that attend [...]

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