2011 October

Street Harassment Snapshot: Stories, News, & Tweets: October 30, 2011

hollaback, News stories, Stories, street harassment, weekly round up | on October, 30, 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. ** 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 the [...]

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Interview: Sydnie L. Mosley and The Window Sex Project

Activist Interviews | on October, 29, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

When I was in New York City two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to meet with Sydnie Mosely and talk about her anti-street harassment initiative The Window Sex Project. She has a big event coming up on November 12 and so I thought this was the perfect time to interview her so you all [...]

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How to act when you see a woman dressed “sexy”

News stories | on October, 28, 2011 | by | 5 Comments

How to treat and respond to someone dressed “slutty,” “provocatively,” or “sexy” comes up a lot during discussions I facilitate on street harassment and sexual harassment in schools (‘Well why do girls/women dress that way if they don’t want the attention?”). I address this issue in my book and briefly on my website in the [...]

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Harassment in an Italian Doctor’s Office

Stories, street harassment | on October, 28, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

I was standing in a doctors office with my three month old baby, waiting for my husband. An older Italian man was staring at me nonstop for at least ten minutes. It made me feel uncomfortable so I looked up and blinked and looked away again. I had my daughter in a papoose. The man [...]

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Domestic Violence and Street Harassment: Five Connections

News stories, street harassment | on October, 27, 2011 | by | 1 Comments

Today the building where I work is flooded with purple: purple sweaters, shirts, skirts, shoes, scarfs, necklaces, umbrellas, and even wallets. It’s also over-run by cupcakes…yum. It’s Purple Thursday in Washington, DC, an awareness day organized by the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence (DCCADV) during national Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Many of my co-workers at [...]

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It’s Time to Change the Channel

male perspective | on October, 26, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

“Freedom cannot be achieved unless the women have been emancipated from all forms of oppression” –Nelson Mandela “Street Harassment is a serious problem. It makes us feel ashamed and afraid unnecessarily. I hate it.” “Going for a run should not mean going on display.” “I’ve gone from “queen” to “b*tch” in 6 seconds on the [...]

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Occupy Wall Street Video Objectifies Women

News stories, Stories | on October, 26, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Occupy Wall Street and people following the movement now have one more item on their list of things to protest: sexism in a video portrayal of the movement. Dubbed “Hot Chicks of the OWS” by its creator, Steven Greenstreet, the video shows several young women speaking about the movement and what it means to them. [...]

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