2009 December

16 year-old attacked on subway, fights back

News stories | on December, 28, 2009 | by | 9 Comments

One of the fans of Stop Street Harassment on Facebook brought the following horrific story to my attention, so I’m already breaking my holiday hiatus and quickly posting about it. The NY Daily News is reporting that as many as eight men surrounded a 16-year old girl outside a restaurant in Queens and harassed her. [...]

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Thank you & holiday break

street harassment | on December, 24, 2009 | by | 3 Comments

I’m turning in my manuscript for my book on street harassment in one week and with the holidays, I figured it was a good time to take a week break from the blog. So, no posts for a week. I also want to give a few thank you shout outs. Thank you everyone who has [...]

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Why Hate the Player?

street harassment | on December, 23, 2009 | by | 0 Comments

I  love this! Young women in Canada have spoofed street harassment by making a PSA about the problem of women who harass men. They’ve got the stereotypical male harasser’s body language and attitude down to a T. For example, a young woman stands on a street corner and says: “Sometimes we make a game out [...]

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Need a gift idea?

street harassment | on December, 22, 2009 | by | 1 Comments

Do you need a gift idea or a way to honor someone you care about through a donation to a worthy cause? Consider donating to RightRides! RightRides is an amazing organization in NYC helping women and LGBQT folks get home safely late at night on the weekends, and through New Yorkers for Safet Transit, they [...]

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“I’m a person. Not a blow-up doll”

Stories, street harassment | on December, 18, 2009 | by | 2 Comments

I live in Los Angeles, California, so I often get harassed when I walk on the street, but I’ll share one that really stuck out to me. I was crossing a street (at a crosswalk) and a guy was sitting there in his car and asked if I needed a ride someplace, and proceeded to [...]

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$100,000 for stoves in Sudan

News stories | on December, 17, 2009 | by | 1 Comments

Women at refugee camps often face sexual assault from militants/rebels/fighters when they leave the camps to gather firewood to cook food and to sell. As a result of this problem, over the last few years groups like Oxfam International have been working on relevant initiatives, such as having guards accompany women and providing cooking stoves [...]

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Thank you, male allies & survey results

street harassment | on December, 17, 2009 | by | 4 Comments

Two weeks ago I asked male allies to anonymously let me know their thoughts on how best to educate men about street harassment, engage them in activism, and empower them to do something if they see harassment occurring. This was for a book I am writing on street harassment. The last four chapters of my [...]

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