2010 July

45-year-old man leers at 14-year-old girl

male perspective, Stories, street harassment | on July, 30, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This happened yesterday. I’m a guy in my mid thirties from Delhi. I was standing in a store, waiting for the counter boys to be free from the earlier customers awaiting my turn. This young girl aged about 14 was standing in front of me. She was dressed in dark shorts, which weren’t too short [...]

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UNICEF addresses “eve teasing” in Bangladesh

News stories | on July, 29, 2010 | by | 4 Comments

I’m so pleased to hear that UNICEF is tackling the huge problem of eve teasing/street harassment in Bangladesh! Recently they helped organize more than 600 people for a rally in the Narsingdi district of Bangladesh to speak out against eve teasing. With local groups they helped organize parents, community members and adolescents in Narsingdi for [...]

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The winner of the free book is…

street harassment | on July, 29, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Woohoo! We’ve got a winner! 30 people entered their names in a random drawing to win a free, signed copy of my book Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe & Welcoming for Women (out Aug. 30, 2010). One of my twitter followers @Sebhar is the lucky winner! How can you read the book if [...]

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Long hair = lewdness, short hair = rudeness

Stories, street harassment | on July, 29, 2010 | by | 8 Comments

I submitted the Lucky Charms story the other day, and I feel what happened to me today fell in line with what I mentioned with having short hair equals being “ugly” to harassers. I was really late for work and had overslept, so dealing with that was enough and I wasn’t in the best mood. [...]

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“Stop frowning, smile goddamnit!”

Stories, street harassment | on July, 28, 2010 | by | 5 Comments

Doing my shopping after work in Little Five Points. I still had on my work uniform, and it was incredibly hot. I have to walk from the train station to the district, and by the time I finally reached the store I wanted to go to, I was sweating bullets. As I’m approaching the doors [...]

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Stop Street Harassment Book Giveaway!

Events, street harassment | on July, 28, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

It’s been one year since I received a book contract and a long seven months since I turned in my manuscript, but now it’s only one month until you can read my book Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe & Welcoming for Women!! To celebrate, I’ll give away a signed copy of the book [...]

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Call for Artists: Women and Mobility in the City Exhibition

Events, Resources | on July, 27, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

Artists: How do women experience cities? How does harassment impact their mobility? JAGORI and Women in Cities International want to see your artistic depiction of these questions for their transportraits exhibition. They’re calling for photographs (even those taken by cell phone), posters, cartoons, paintings, slogans, collages, and illustrations. Full details for the contest are found [...]

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