2011 August

Men Will Never Truly Understand A Day In The Life of Women. But Shouldn’t We Try?

male perspective, Stories, street harassment | on August, 31, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

This excerpt from an important post by male ally Yashar Ali is cross posted with permission. Please read the full post on his site. The other day, my friend Dina was talking about her experiences of being catcalled—street harassment is a more accurate term—while walking around the streets of New York. This wasn’t the first [...]

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“Calling sexual invitations and graphic descriptions out the window”

Stories, street harassment | on August, 30, 2011 | by | 1 Comments

I was walking home along an empty street, and two men in a car pulled up alongside me and followed me for about a quarter mile, calling sexual invitations and graphic descriptions out the window. I didn’t know whether I should get home as quickly as possible or try to avoid leading them to where [...]

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“Eid in Egypt is safe everywhere”

Events, News stories, Stories | on August, 29, 2011 | by | 1 Comments

HarassMap, an amazing anti-street harassment group in Egypt, is running an anti-harassment campaign for Eid called “Eid in Egypt is safe everywhere.” This week is the start of Eid, a Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan. Just as in the U.S. there often is an increase in street harassment during certain holiday times like [...]

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15-year-olds walking home face harassment by older men

Stories, street harassment | on August, 29, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

My friend and I were walking back from my other friend’s pool and it was a really hot day so we walked back in our bikinis drying off in the hot beating sun with a single towel draped around us while we had our hands around each other’s arms. We do this together all this [...]

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Snapshot of Street Harassment Stories, News, Tweets: August 28, 2011

Events, hollaback, News stories, Stories, street harassment, weekly round up | on August, 28, 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: Share your story! You can read new street harassment stories on the Web from the past week at: Stop Street Harassment Blog How Many Women Find Street Harassment [...]

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Hurricane weather, a lovely time for a walk… if you’re a man…?

street harassment | on August, 27, 2011 | by | 3 Comments

I live along the east coast of the US and I’m hanging out indoors, waiting out Hurricane Irene. A Facebook friend just posted this video of a weather channel reporter in the pouring rain, getting frustrated by all the people running and driving by as he warns people to stay indoors. The juxtaposition is pretty [...]

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Women’s Equality Day Wish: No Street Harassment

News stories, Stories, street harassment | on August, 26, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

The Guardian just published  an op-ed I wrote for today’s Women’s Equality Day! Check it out and consider leaving a comment. (By the way, a dozen op-eds and articles I’ve written have been published since I did The Op-Ed Project training last year. I highly recommend it!!) A man dubbed the “Upper East Side Groper” [...]

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