2009 July

Resources

street harassment | on July, 29, 2009 | by | 0 Comments

I’m headed out of town on vacation w/out access to the internet for a few days so there won’t be any new posts. In the meantime, check out some of the updated strategies for dealing with and ending street harassment listed on my website: http://stopstreetharassment.com/strategies/index.htm as well as reources (including other websites that post/share street [...]

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CTA bus drivers voice concern about new anti-harassment policy

street harassment | on July, 28, 2009 | by | 0 Comments

The Chicago Sun-Times has a follow up article to the one I reported on two weeks ago about how the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is expanding its policies on how bus and rail operators deal with harassers because of the activism of the Young Women’s Action Team. Some bus drivers say that they weren’t informed [...]

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Creepy Driver

Stories | on July, 28, 2009 | by | 1 Comments

I was walking from my house to the Potomac Avenue Metro station in DC on a hot Saturday afternoon, unusually dressed up (for me) in shorts and a cute tank top to meet up with friends at a small party. A guy driving a silver SUV said something to me along the lines of “hey, [...]

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Risky Conversation

Stories, street harassment | on July, 27, 2009 | by | 2 Comments

As a woman, I know that there is always risk in politely talking to a male stranger in public, particularly if he initiates the conversation. No matter how benign or polite the topic of conversation is at first, there is always a risk that he will not know when to stop talking and will end [...]

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Weekly Round Up – July 26

street harassment | on July, 26, 2009 | by | 0 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, contributors submitted stories about getting harassed at a swimming pool in Dubai, being harassed by a man in an SUV in Ohio, and weekly harassment [...]

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Street Harassment in Portland, Oregon

Stories | on July, 26, 2009 | by | 3 Comments

I am 17 and live in Portland, Oregon, a supposedly liberal city, but the street harrassment is constant. On a weekly basis I deal with the prolonged, creepy stares of men who are obviously twice my age. This isn’t a 5 second look over, this is a fifteen minute intense, no blinking, staring right at [...]

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Women Run Taxi Service in Beirut

street harassment | on July, 25, 2009 | by | 0 Comments

Lebanon joins other countries like England, Russia, Australia, Iran, India, and the United Arab Emirates in having women-run taxi services. From the Wall Street Journal (there’s a video too if you click on the video tab): “Nawal Fakhri, 45 years old, founder of Banet Taxi… launched Banet Taxi in March with just three cars and [...]

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