2009 May

Street Harassment Round Up – May 31

street harassment | on May, 31, 2009 | by | 0 Comments

Stories: On HollaBack Toronto, a contributor tells about being followed and accosted several times by a naked man at a nude and clothed beach. Holla Back DC! has several new contributor posts this week, including two by a young woman who was the target of two bad instances of street harassment within a few days’ [...]

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Toronto Event Tommorrow for Young Women!

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

If you’re in Toronto and care about addressing street harassment & other violence against young women, check this out, via Shameless Magazine’s Blog: Making Noise Media Camp for Young Women For young women ages 14-25 Saturday May 30 rsvp: michelle cho, 416-703-6607 x 3 michelle@urbanalliance.ca “Summer is almost here, and rates of violence always go [...]

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Unpleasant Reminder

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

A few evenings ago, I was walking down the street with my girlfriend in downtown Louisville. We were walking home from a poetry reading. As we were walking, I noticed a man walking along side of us. He passed us, and then spat twice directly in our pathway. It didn’t hit us, fortunately. I was [...]

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Victims Have Obligation to Report Harassers?

Administrator | on May, 28, 2009 | by | 0 Comments

Selangor Community Awareness Association member and lawyer Honey Tan said sexual harassment on public transportation in Malaysia is common (as it is in many other countries) and she said many women don’t report it. “‘Even if you don’t think the police can solve the case, the statistics are important to justify the police’s request for [...]

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In Malaysia, Taxi Trouble

News stories | on May, 28, 2009 | by | 0 Comments

Earlier in May in Malaysia, a taxi driver with tinted windows allegedly raped a 17-year-old passenger. He was recently arrested, but a “newspaper noted that women were [still] arming themselves with self-defense products and reluctant to board empty buses. Community leaders and non-governmental organisations yesterday demanded that the authorities do something to better protect passengers.”  [...]

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Street Harasser Shoots Two Women

News stories | on May, 27, 2009 | by | 1 Comments

Ugh, this makes me so mad! What is wrong with this man and how can women stay safe!? Via AJC.com in Atlanta: “The two women were outside an apartment complex on Campbellton Road in southwest Atlanta on Wednesday night when a strange man approached and made advances to them, police said. “He tried to talk [...]

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Street Fighter

Administrator | on May, 27, 2009 | by | 0 Comments

An Indian newspaper The Telegraph has a great article discussing the street harassment women in Calcutta regularly face, how women tend to react, what they can do about it, and the challenges they may face if they try to respond to or report harassers. Sreyashee Bhaduri, a 30 year old woman who decided to take [...]

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