2011 November

16 Days of Activism: My Name is NOT Chica!

16 days | on November, 30, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

It’s the sixth day of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. Here is the sixth name that women do NOT want to be called by men they do not know when they’re in public places. (All 16 names were submitted via Twitter or Facebook.) Ending the social acceptability of men calling women these names [...]

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Hey! Don’t talk to me like that. I don’t know you. Shut up.”

Stories, street harassment | on November, 30, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

I was walking in the center of Santiago, Chile, where I receive catcalls and whistles several times a day. As I passed a man on the sidewalk he said, “Hello pretty girl, you are beautiful.” I said something ugly but he continued. So I said, “Hey! Don’t talk to me like that. I don’t know [...]

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Harassed four times in 10 minutes

Stories, street harassment | on November, 30, 2011 | by | 7 Comments

I experienced four incidents on a Saturday evening in the space of ten minutes while walking down a relatively isolated street (for pedestrians) but it was fairly busy with lots of cars on the streets. I was wearing my work outfit (I work in a retirement home) which consists of an overlarge dark navy shirt [...]

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“Street harassment is so bad in Italy, I barely go outside.”

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

Street harassment and stranger harassment are one in the same. I am an American woman who owns a small hotel in Livorno, Italy. It’s a family hotel that is pretty much for tourists, locals can’t stay. Street harassment is so bad in Italy, I barely go outside. The only time I go out is when [...]

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16 Days of Activism: My name is NOT Psssst!

16 days | on November, 29, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Hello fifth day of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. Here is the fifth name that women do NOT want to be called by men they do not know when they’re in public places. (All 16 names were submitted via Twitter or Facebook.) Ending the social acceptability of men calling women these names takes [...]

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16 Days of Activism: My Name is NOT Chikni!

16 days | on November, 28, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

It’s the fourth day of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. Here is the fourth name that women do NOT want to be called by men they do not know when they’re in public places. (All 16 names were submitted via Twitter or Facebook.) Ending the social acceptability of men calling women these names [...]

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“Street harassment of women is violence. Break the silence.”

Activist Interviews, street harassment | on November, 28, 2011 | by | 1 Comments

20-year-old Noorjahan Akbar is one of the most inspirational people I’ve ever met. In May 2011, she co-founded Young Women for Change in order to improve the economic, social, and political opportunities of women in Afghanistan. Street harassment is one of their main issues because it limits how involved women are in public activities. As [...]

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