2011 February

“A male ally in the construction industry!”

Stories, street harassment | on February, 28, 2011 | by | 15 Comments

I live in Sydney, Australia, and for 98% of the time I can walk the streets feeling very safe. I’ve never had more than a drunkard say, “Woah, look at them breasts!” but have never been physically threatened/touched. And at my 5ft height, that isn’t a hard thing to do. However, I always get the [...]

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Four tips for Anti-Street Harassment Day

Events | on February, 28, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

You may have heard by now that March 20 is the first annual International Anti-Street Harassment Day. I hope you’re considering participating, even if it’s as simple as sharing your stories online or in person. Here are a few tips to help you as you prepare: 10 ideas for what YOU can do Inspiration for [...]

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“I felt like at any moment he might pounce on me”

Stories, street harassment | on February, 28, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

I was waiting for a bus after a business meeting in Midtown one morning and I was wearing a pencil skirt and heels. A short but respectable-looking middle-aged man in a suit walked up to me and, practically panting, said, “You know, you have really nice legs…” as he lecherously looked me up and down. [...]

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Street harassment snapshot: February 27, 2011

Events, hollaback, News stories, Stories, street harassment, weekly round up | on February, 27, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Read stories, news articles, blog posts, and tweets about street harassment from the past week and find relevant announcements and upcoming street harassment events. Street Harassment Stories: I accept street harassment submissions from anywhere in the world. Share your story! You can read new street harassment stories on the Web from the past week at: [...]

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Car tries to run over woman, passengers yell, “We don’t stop for ugly bitches!”

Stories, street harassment | on February, 27, 2011 | by | 14 Comments

I have been harassed an infinite amount of times. The most painful, however, are the occasions where instead of “complimenting” my appearance, the men criticize it. Just a few days ago on my campus, I was crossing at a crosswalk. A car that was idling rather far down the street suddenly sped up and tried [...]

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It’s open season for shooting sperm at women

News stories | on February, 26, 2011 | by | 5 Comments

You may remember that last summer, Michael W. Edwards of Maryland was accused of spraying semen from a bottle onto women’s backs in Giant grocery stores and Michael’s craft stores in Gaithersburg, Maryland. At the time, Edwards admitted to the grossness. When I heard about it, I was not only disgusted by his actions, but [...]

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A male ally in New Delhi, India, speaks out – part 3

male perspective, Stories | on February, 25, 2011 | by | 3 Comments

[Editor's Note: This is part 3 in in a 3 part series. Here is part 1 and 2] For Men: Each time you don’t have to fight back the guys who harass women on the street or hit them with your cars. I agree what I did back them in the rain was reckless and [...]

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