2009 June

How to Talk to Girls on the Street

street harassment | on June, 30, 2009 | by | 6 Comments

Wow, I accidentally came across articles which are each called some variation of “How to Talk to Girls on the Street.”  I’m going on the assumption that these are real articles… From one of them: “…One of the most challenging things for men in the dating scene is approaching women on the street. Like any [...]

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Machismo

Stories, street harassment | on June, 29, 2009 | by | 4 Comments

There is a problem in the Hispanic Male community. I don’t want this to sound racist, and I apologize if it does. I moved recently from Lincoln Square (North side of Chicago) to Albany Park (2 miles west) and am now in a neighborhood that is a large percentage Hispanic. I want to point out [...]

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Piropos

street harassment | on June, 29, 2009 | by | 7 Comments

Many women – both Latina and not – whose street harassment stories I’ve read have commented on the volume of harassment they receive from Hispanic men due to the culture of machismo. I know men of all races harass women of all races, but this viewpoint is common enough that it is one I am [...]

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North London

Stories | on June, 29, 2009 | by | 0 Comments

The road close to my street in London is a constant location for harassment. Men hang out in the cafes on the road and leer at passing women in a sometimes threatening, always horrible way. My housemate understandably refuses to walk down the road, I refuse not to. On Friday night I was walking home [...]

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Street Harassment Round Up – June 28

hollaback, News stories, street harassment | on June, 28, 2009 | by | 1 Comments

Stories: Share your street harassment story today and help raise awareness about the problem. Include your location and it will be added to the Street Harassment Map. On this blog, a woman in the Bronx, NY, talks about getting followed on the street by a man she didn’t know. On HollaBack Toronto, Claudia tells her [...]

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Free to Enjoy Time in the Park

News stories | on June, 25, 2009 | by | 3 Comments

Two years ago Blank Noise Project in India asked their blog readers to submit a list of things they wished they could do in their city but didn’t because of harassment from men (for example, smile when they wanted, not have to think about who’s watching them, be able to go out at night and [...]

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Public Debate Needed in India Re: Eve Teasing

News stories | on June, 23, 2009 | by | 3 Comments

Today I read more about the idiotic ban of certain clothing for women in colleges in Uttar Pradesh, India, as an effort to combat “eve teasing” by men there. Via the Telegraph: “The ban has now been extended to colleges throughout the state and has caused outrage among student groups and women’s rights campaigners who [...]

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