2011 June

Man convicted after harassing under-cover female officers

News stories | on June, 30, 2011 | by | 1 Comments

A not-so brilliant street harasser who solicited two under cover policewomen during an anti-street harassment sting in New Delhi, India, has been convicted of “outraging the modesty of women,” and may face up to a year in jail, plus a fine. I’m not a fan of the description of the crime (women are not modesty [...]

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“How are you supposed to answer that?”

Stories, street harassment | on June, 29, 2011 | by | 4 Comments

I was just thinking about the “first” time I was harrassed, and wondered if others might like to share the first time they experienced this rather bizarre behaviour. I now think that the first time I was harassed in this way was not actually on the street, but while I was waitressing when I was [...]

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Lebanon:”Sexual harassment may just triple this summer”

News stories | on June, 28, 2011 | by | 1 Comments

Ivy,  an anonymous blogger in Beirut, Lebanon, takes issue with a new Ministry of Tourism ad and feels it will promote street harassment. The following is from her blog, opening with her street harassment experiences (which she has written about before): “It could be an overtly–friendly smile from the old sleazy neighbor who may insist [...]

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Our Streets, Too! Post-DC Rally Wrap-Up

Events, hollaback, street harassment | on June, 27, 2011 | by | 1 Comments

Note: Stop Street Harassment helped organize an Our Streets, Too, march and rally against street harassment in Washington, DC. Holla Back DC! was another co-organizer and this is their wrap-up of the events. The photos are courtesy of my partner. Cross-posted from Holla Back DC! What we love about DC is that it can be [...]

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Street Harassment Snapshot – June 26, 2011

Events, News stories, Stories, street harassment, weekly round up | on June, 26, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

*** TODAY at 2 p.m., activists in Washington, DC, will be marching to remind people that these are Our Streets, Too, and street harassment should end! *** 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 [...]

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New women-only buses in Guatemala

News stories | on June, 25, 2011 | by | 3 Comments

Guatemala, one of the most violent countries in the world, just launched a pilot program of dozens of women-only buses in Guatemala City because of the high rates of sexual harassment and groping that women passengers face. The buses are identified with signs reading “For Women Only” and pink ribbons (ah yes, as always, pink [...]

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“That’s the third time he’s driven by and done that.”

Stories, street harassment | on June, 24, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

I’m in Tampa, Florida, for the national NOW conference. This evening, I went for a five mile run near the USF campus. Within the first two miles, I was harassed twice by men going by in their cars. I also witnessed a man in a car harass a young woman at a bus stop located [...]

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