2009 April

Is he masturbating against you?

Administrator | on April, 29, 2009 | by | 0 Comments

Sadie at Jezebel wrote a post yesterday about the  many times she’s been unsure whether or not a man standing by her on a crowded subway is masturbating against her. She said, “After the fact, somehow, you’re always pretty sure. But at the time, there’s just enough doubt to make one’s course of action debatable. [...]

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Is this article for real?

Administrator | on April, 29, 2009 | by | 1 Comments

“Police say this woman could’ve probably used better judgement, but that doesn’t change the fact she was taken somewhere against her will and forced into a very bad situation.” That is the opening sentence in an article for KOLD News 13 about the sexual assault of a woman in the Phoenix, AZ, area.* To be [...]

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New Mauritius Street Harassment Blog

Administrator | on April, 28, 2009 | by | 1 Comments

Oh, street harassment, truly you are a global problem. Additional proof: the Stop Violence Against Women group of Amnesty International Mauritius Section recently has launched an anti-street harassment blog as part of its anti-street harassment campaign in Mauritius. Where is Mauritius, you may ask? It’s an island located in the Indian Ocean near the island [...]

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Flashing in Film Festival’s Ad: Funny or Not?

street harassment | on April, 27, 2009 | by | 3 Comments

I found this post on SAFER’s blog by Sarah M. in response to the Tribeca Film Festival’s ad campaign. Excerpt from Sarah M.’s post: “…This ad for the festival, which I saw for the first time yesterday when it ran before the festival screening I was attending, plays to the tagline: “Think You’ve Seen It [...]

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Flashing in Film Festival's Ad: Funny or Not?

street harassment | on April, 27, 2009 | by | 3 Comments

I found this post on SAFER’s blog by Sarah M. in response to the Tribeca Film Festival’s ad campaign. Excerpt from Sarah M.’s post: “…This ad for the festival, which I saw for the first time yesterday when it ran before the festival screening I was attending, plays to the tagline: “Think You’ve Seen It [...]

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Street Harassment Round Up – April 26

Stories | on April, 26, 2009 | by | 1 Comments

Stories: A contributor on Holla Back DC wrote about getting harassed by a UPS employee. She reported him and received support from the person she spoke to at UPS. HollaBack Toronto reported that two men abducted and sexually assaulted a young woman in the Younge St-Davisville Road area earlier in the week. Visit their site [...]

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Fines for unnecessary honking

Stories | on April, 25, 2009 | by | 0 Comments

A common scenario is walking on the sidewalk on a highly trafficked road and getting honked at. It can leave you feeling powerless, because by the time you hear it and process it the one who did it is long gone. It can be jarring, scary and then make you wonder why you were singled [...]

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