2010 August

“If women on the street said I look nice, it’d make my day”

street harassment | on August, 31, 2010 | by | 6 Comments

I LOVE this cartoon by @barrydeutsch! (Update: He’s made the cartoon available for purchase. I just bought it as a postcard and print) It speaks to one of the arguments* I make when men tell me they’ve been whistled at and don’t mind it: there is a difference in the sheer volume of harassment that [...]

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Two jerkoffs in Lebanon

Stories, street harassment | on August, 31, 2010 | by | 1 Comments

Two cases of exhibitionism in one weekend: Went to Tyr in the South for the weekend with friends. Went to look at some of the greco-roman ruins. As we are walking around the pillars and down to the beach, we hear a strange hissing noise behind us: “ksss…ksss”, as if someone were calling to a [...]

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“As soon as I passed, he said, ‘Want some dick?’”

Stories, street harassment | on August, 30, 2010 | by | 1 Comments

I was walking to my office when I passed a man sitting on the side of a pedestrian bridge. He seemed to be talking to himself. Then as soon as I passed, he said, “Want some dick?” I ignored him and kept walking, then he got louder: “Come on!” The further I walked, the less [...]

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“Treating me as their property”

Stories, street harassment | on August, 30, 2010 | by | 8 Comments

When I was walking home from work, I saw these men hanging out on the street from afar, and I knew, JUST KNEW that they were going to try to “holla” at me. They made it obvious that they were going to catcall because they stopped their inane conversation to stare at me. Yuck. I [...]

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Weekly Round Up: August 29. 2010

Events, hollaback, News stories, Resources, street harassment | on August, 29, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Story Submissions Recap: I accept street harassment submissions from anywhere in the world. Share your story! Stop Street Harassment Blog: 11 stories from people in East Jerusalem, Israel; South Wales (1, 2, & 3); Paris, France; Washington, DC; Athens, Greece; Rome, Italy; Victoria, Canada (1 & 2); and Atlantic City, New Jersey. HollaBack DC!: 7 [...]

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“I feel a hit on my rear end”

Stories, street harassment | on August, 28, 2010 | by | 1 Comments

I was walking down South Carolina Ave back to my office building after a satisfying 2 mile run on the boardwalk. The street is usually quite deserted but I saw a young man walking towards me. I noticed he glanced around him before our paths were going to meet. No one was around but us [...]

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Two new HollaBack websites

hollaback | on August, 27, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A big welcome to the latest anti-street harassment websites! Holla Back Como (Columbia, Missouri) Holla Back STHLM! (Stockholm, Sweden) They clearly contribute to the picture of how universal street harassment is and how it’s the experience of women all over the world. Thank goodness there are a growing number of people around the world who [...]

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