2011 March

Happy 30th anniversary, street harassment

Resources, street harassment | on March, 31, 2011 | by | 1 Comments

Sometimes it can feel like street harassment activism is new, that the problem is new. But it’s not. Email, online articles, blogging, tweeting, and texting help us hear about it, talk about it, share our stories and help amplify our voices, but it’s something activists have addressed for decades. For example, as early as 1909, [...]

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48 hours of harassment in Budapest

Stories, street harassment | on March, 31, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

This weekend was a special one for sexual harassment. In the past 48 hours, all of the following have happened to me: 1) A group of man make kissing noises at a woman in a skirt. I am with my friends and (not too loudly) say, “Oh wow. A woman in a skirt. Never seen [...]

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“This guy then ran after me and chased me”

Stories, street harassment | on March, 31, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

Last August I was walking home after a gig and as I live in Manchester City Centre I’d always been comfortable walking home on my own as its fairly busy. Sometimes you’d get wolf whistles or lewd comments from groups of men, but nothing that made me feel threatened. Then last August, as I said, [...]

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Men Can Stop Rape…Men Can Stop Street Harassment

male perspective, street harassment | on March, 30, 2011 | by | 7 Comments

In a way, I owe street harassment a lot. It’s never done anything personally for me, and I’d eliminate it in a second if I could, but I really should acknowledge my debt to it, in full disclosure. Here’s the story. Seven years ago I was living in Chicago, as oblivious to harassment and other [...]

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“Cultural machismo in Latino communities”

Stories, street harassment | on March, 30, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

I would grow frustrated and nervous to walk to and from school as a high schooler, in the early 2000s. I would best describe myself, then, as a very conservatively dressed and studious Latina usually wearing a large backpack, casual jeans, my hair tied in a pony tail, and a baggy sweater to hide my [...]

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SAFER’s Sexual Assault ACTIVISM Month Initiative

Resources | on March, 30, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

For 10 years, advocates across the country have spoken out against rape during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Today, Stop Street Harassment’s ally Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER) is challenging campus communities to recognize this SAAM as Sexual Assault ACTIVISM Month and pledge to change how their campus prevents and responds to sexual violence. From SAFER: [...]

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When the police and an establishment where harassment happens don’t do anything

Stories, street harassment | on March, 29, 2011 | by | 9 Comments

First I am a witness to these unfortunate events. I guess i was lucky in not being touched. There was an event at an art gallery. Girls were telling us this man was inappropriately touching them. We go to confront him and he starts yelling at my friend… We start to leave his room and [...]

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