2010 January

Weekly Round Up Jan. 31, 2010

News stories, Stories, street harassment | on January, 31, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Stories: I accept street harassment submissions from anywhere in the world. Share your story! On this blog, a woman was harassed on her way to see “Avatar” in Peterborough and another woman is regularly harassed by a man in her town in Maryland. On HollaBack DC! a woman is harassed by a screamer and another [...]

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Make it happen! – Last day to vote

street harassment | on January, 31, 2010 | by | 1 Comments

Cross-posted from HollaBack NYC You got us here, now help us seal the deal.  Give your five star rating to Hollaback and help us win the Knight News Challenge. Over the past month 1,732 of you have checked out our application, making us the most viewed project of the competition.  Even more impressive, 102 of [...]

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75 percent of women have been followed by a stranger

street harassment | on January, 29, 2010 | by | 5 Comments

January is National Stalking Awareness Month. 3.4 million people over age 18 are stalked each year – a huge number! Most people are stalked by someone they know and about 10 percent are stalked by a stranger. One form of street harassment is being followed by a stranger, but being followed once by a person [...]

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Local man spews lewdness from bike; what to do?

Stories, street harassment | on January, 27, 2010 | by | 6 Comments

I live in a D.C. suburb (Md) in a well-established community that has a small town atmosphere. There are lots of walking paths and recreation. I am frequently out and about, walking, jogging, biking, as I don’t have a car and work in the community. I’m in forties and carry myself with confidence. I’m tall [...]

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17-year sentence

News stories | on January, 27, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A man in San Francisco sexually assaulted a woman and – thankfully – now will be serving a 17-year, 8-month sentence (the maximum) for the crime. DNA evidence has linked him to the rape and strangulation of another woman in 2007 though no charges have been filed. Both women are transgender prostitutes, and, sadly, it [...]

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15-year old girls help nab groper

Stories, street harassment | on January, 26, 2010 | by | 1 Comments

Here’s a bad story with a good ending. In Edmonton, Canada, a man groped two teenage girls on different occasions on a bus. “In the latter case, the alleged groper slipped his hand onto the victim’s seat as she sat down, Tabler said. The girl told a friend about the incident, who recognized the man [...]

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“On My Walk to the Theatre to see Avatar”

Stories, street harassment | on January, 25, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

It must have been the girlish and irresistible swish of my ponytail, as I walked unobtrusively down the sidewalk in the yellow lamp light, that caught their attention. A gang of neaderthals, coversing amongst themselves with sophistication and posh in the dark, dank parking lot, complete with the classic wino accessory: beer bottles in brown [...]

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