2010 February

Weekly Round Up Feb. 28, 2010

News stories, Resources, Stories | on February, 28, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Stories: I accept street harassment submissions from anywhere in the world. Share your story! On this blog, a young woman in Los Angeles is harassed on her way home from school and a car full of men harass a young woman in Edmonton, Canada, as she waits for a bus. On HollaBack DC! a woman [...]

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Know Your Power Campaign

Resources | on February, 26, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

I  love this new media campaign out of the University of New Hampshire. It encourages everyone to be good bystanders and know your power, step in, and speak up because we can all make a difference in preventing or stopping violence and showing others that it is socially unacceptable behavior. They’ve got tons of great [...]

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Queering sexual violence – call for submissions

Resources | on February, 25, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

“Queering Sexual Violence seeks 20- 25 LGBTQ writers who are interested in submitting pieces that confront the current state of our anti- sexual violence climate. Part memoir/ part criticism/ part call to action, this anthology seeks to address the limitations of a society that is not only unequipped to deal with rape culture but also [...]

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Can you predict another person’s actions?

Advice | on February, 24, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Dr. Kimberly Fairchild, co-author of “Everyday Stranger Harassment and Women’s Self-Objectification,” is looking for survey respondents for a new study. Let’s help her out! “I’m conducting a study on the ability to predict another person’s actions and personality and we need participants. Our research suggests that even from limited information people can make accurate judgments about the dominant [...]

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Bus stop harassment

Stories, street harassment | on February, 23, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

I was leaving an open stage I performed at regularly at about midnight. I had to wait for the bus, but I was on a well-lit street, so I wasn’t too worried. A car full of young men drove by. One of them hung his head out the window and yelled, “Hey slut!” The driver [...]

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Throwing rose petals

News stories, street harassment | on February, 23, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

In Fredrick, MD, a truck driver harassed a 14-year-old girl as she was walking to school. He kept trying to talk to her and get her attention by throwing rose petals and candy out of the window in her direction. The truck made a u-turn and passed her again and the truck driver harassed her [...]

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“Hey bitch, didn’t you hear what I said?”

Stories, street harassment | on February, 22, 2010 | by | 3 Comments

As I was walking home from school I passed by a liquor store. There were men hanging out there and they started whistling at me. One man called out excuse me miss. I continued to ignore him and he got mad at me and said, “Hey bitch didn’t you hear what I said?” I kindly [...]

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