2011 January

High Court in Bangladesh outlaws term “eve-teasing”

News stories | on January, 31, 2011 | by | 1 Comments

Using terms like “catcalls,” “wolf whistles,” and “eve-teasing” to describe street harassment negates the seriousness of the problem. The terms make the behavior seem funny and cute-sy. The terms make it easy for people to dismiss women’s complaints and to stand by as men continue to harass women. (And can you imagine a similar type [...]

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Extensive harassment in Mumbai

Stories, street harassment | on January, 31, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

I’ve been catcalled, rubbed against, uncomfortable staring at inappropriate body parts, & unsolicited flirting – Anonymous Location: Mumbai Share your street harassment story today and help raise awareness about the problem. Find suggestions for what YOU can do about this human rights issue. Share on Facebook

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Ten new HollaBack websites launch today

hollaback | on January, 31, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Congrats to Emily May and the whole HollaBack team on the launch of ten new websites that will help track street harassment globally. Via a press release from HollaBack: “Inti Maria Tidball-Binz, the leader of Hollaback Buenos Aires said, ‘For many of us in Buenos Aires “Piropos,” or “catcalls” are aggressive and intrusive. We need [...]

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Street harassment snapshot: January 30, 2011

Events, hollaback, News stories, Resources, Stories, street harassment, weekly round up | on January, 30, 2011 | by | 1 Comments

Street Harassment Stories: I accept street harassment submissions from anywhere in the world. Share your story! You can read new street harassment stories from the past week on: Stop Street Harassment Blog HollaBack Buenos Aires HollaBack Como HollaBack DC! HollaBack Israel HollaBack NYC HollaBack SoCal Street Harassment in the News, on the Blogs: RVA News, [...]

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“The asshole kicked a bunch of slush all up my legs and skirt.”

Stories, street harassment | on January, 30, 2011 | by | 3 Comments

I was in Herald Square and then I hear this guy behind me saying, “Mmmm what a nice ass i would love to f the s(*#t out of you..mmm you like dressing like a slut dont you.” I was walking to work and I had my cocktail dress on because, duh, I’m a cocktail waitress. [...]

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“Men who report more gender-equitable attitudes are more likely to be happy”

News stories, Resources | on January, 28, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

The International Center for Research on Women does important work to understanding the reasons behind men’s violence against women. Most recently, on Wednesday, they released the report International Men and Gender Equality Survey. The report covers their three-year study of nearly 12,000 men and women ages 18 to 59 in Brazil, Chile, Croatia, India, Mexico [...]

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In Korea, 25 percent of women face harassment on public transportation while commuting

Stories, street harassment | on January, 27, 2011 | by | 1 Comments

From the Korea Times: “A survey showed that one out of four women who commute using public transportation have experienced sexual harassment, Wednesday. The survey of 1,500 men and women by the Korea Transport Institute and the Korean Women’s Development Institute also found out that almost half of the female respondents were scared of being [...]

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