2010 October

Weekly Round Up: October 31, 2010

hollaback, News stories, Stories, street harassment, weekly round up | on October, 31, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Story Submissions Recap: I accept street harassment submissions from anywhere in the world. Share your story! Stop Street Harassment Blog: 4 new stories from women in Washington, DC; Vancouver; Connecticut; and Spain. HollaBack DC!: 3 new stories HollaBack NYC: 20 new stories HollaBack Toronto: 1 new story In the News, On the Blogs: BBC, “Italian [...]

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Street harassment survey for Toronto Org

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

HollaBack is partnering with a group called METRAC to do a survey on street harassment.  They are hoping to use the results to build an iPhone app in their hometown of Toronto, Canada. Please take the survey! Thanks Share on Facebook

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NYC Street Harassment Hearing is a Success!

Events, News stories | on October, 28, 2010 | by | 3 Comments

Today I had the honor of testifying with 17 other women and men at a city council hearing about the problem of street harassment in New York City. Those who testified included representatives of groups like HollaBack, Girls for Gender Equity, RightRides, NYC-NOW, and Center for Anti-Violence Education, journalist Elizabeth Mendez Berry, the amazing 14-year-old [...]

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DC could learn something from Madrid

Stories, street harassment | on October, 27, 2010 | by | 7 Comments

Some good new to share for a change: I’ve lived in DC for the past 4 years, and have posted here many times about what horrifying, vulgar and threatening street harassment I’ve encountered in our nation’s capitol. At the end of August I posted about my experience being attacked and sexually violated by a man [...]

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“I should really have a talk with my sixty-three-year-old mother about her slutty boots”

Stories, street harassment | on October, 27, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

I’m in graduate school and am 30 years old. I wore the knee-high, black sweet boots with a chunky heel (my mother’s) to school last week with a sundress and black suit jacket over it. As I was walking home, the following exchange occurred: Man working on the street: “[KISS NOISE] Hello!” Me: “Did you [...]

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Goodbye, miniskirt?

Events, News stories | on October, 26, 2010 | by | 3 Comments

In a push to “restore urban decorum and facilitate better civil co-existence,” Luigi Bobbio, the mayor of the Italian seaside town Castellammare di Stabia, wants to ban “anti-social behavior.” Okay, so probably sexual harassment, racial harassment, bullying, and so forth, right? No. The mayor claims he wants to target people who are “rowdy, unruly or [...]

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“I am so sick of entitled assholes thinking they can speak to me any way they want”

Stories, street harassment | on October, 26, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

Trigger Warning This isn’t a street harassment story, but rather a story of harassment in a bar. Still, I think it is relevant to the message of this blog, so I’m writing it. The other night, I was out for drinks with a girlfriend. We were in a nice little jazz bar having a glass [...]

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