2011 September

Graveyard maintenance workers harass 15-year-old in New Zealand

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

I was about 15 (I probably looked WAY younger because I’m quite small) and waiting for my mum to pick me up near a graveyard in a rural area. A bunch of guys in their 20′s-30′s showed up to do maintenance on the gravesides. I decided to leave and as I did they began yelling [...]

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Men of DC: Stop Harassing Women

street harassment, Street Respect | on September, 28, 2011 | by | 3 Comments

Cross-posted with permission from The 42. Men of DC: get it together. Street harassment is really out of control here. It happens everyday all day and every night all night. Women endure catcalls, unwanted touching, name calling, assault and worse as a matter of fact. Come on, we’re better than that! I witness street harassment A LOT. Not just [...]

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bell hooks: The Importance of Male Allies

male perspective | on September, 28, 2011 | by | 3 Comments

bell hooks’ Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center includes a great chapter about the role of men in feminism. hooks argues that feminism needs to become more inclusive by integrating people from its margins (i.e. men and women of color) into the center. It is only this way that feminism will become the mass-based political [...]

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Saudi women can vote! Next: driving and the end of male escorts?

News stories | on September, 26, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

Image via Peace is the New Black Did you know that women in Saudi Arabia cannot vote? It’s true, but only for four more years. Yesterday, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia made a big announcement: in the next election cycle women can run for office and vote. This is major (long overdue) progress and a [...]

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Street Respect: “Good Morning” from garbage truck workers

Street Respect | on September, 26, 2011 | by | 1 Comments

One morning last week I took my dogs on a walk before work. We passed a garbage truck at a stop sign and two men stood on the back of the truck. I automatically tensed up, fearing leers or comments, but instead, they said a polite, non-creepy good morning and that I had cute dogs. [...]

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Snapshot of street harassment stories, news, tweets: September 25, 2011

Stories, street harassment, weekly round up | on September, 25, 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. ** NEW!: Sign up to receive a monthly e-newsletter from Stop Street Harassment *** Street Harassment Stories: Share your story! You can read new street harassment stories on the Web from [...]

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Harassers make a park in Switzerland unsafe

Stories, street harassment | on September, 24, 2011 | by | 3 Comments

This happened few days ago in Genève. I went to a theatre, to see a really nice act and on my way there I got harassed by a bunch of men. I was walking on a sidewalk in the park, and there they were – on every single bench were sitting men wolf-whistling, gasping, saying [...]

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