2011 December

2011 Anti-Street Harassment Successes – Part 4

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

Reflecting on the number of people and organizations that worked hard to address and end street harassment is inspiring.  This end-of-year list is longer than last year’s list, and that’s a very good thing. Given the length, it’s divided into four posts. Post 1: Significant successes overall and 8 SSH successes. Post 2: New anti-street [...]

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2011 Anti-Street Harassment Successes – Part 3

street harassment | on December, 30, 2011 | by | 1 Comments

Reflecting on the number of people and organizations that worked hard to address and end street harassment is inspiring.  This end-of-year list is longer than last year’s list, and that’s a very good thing. Given the length, it’s divided into four posts. Post 1: Significant successes overall and 8 SSH successes. Post 2: New anti-street [...]

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2011 Anti-Street Harassment Successes – Part 2

News stories, street harassment, weekly round up | on December, 30, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Reflecting on the number of people and organizations that worked hard to address and end street harassment is inspiring.  This end-of-year list is longer than last year’s list, and that’s a very good thing. Given the length, it’s divided into four posts. Post 1: significant successes overall and 8 SSH successes. Post 2 (this one): [...]

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2011 Anti-Street Harassment Successes – Part 1

Resources, street harassment, weekly round up | on December, 30, 2011 | by | 1 Comments

Reflecting on the number of people and organizations that worked hard to address and end street harassment is inspiring.  This end-of-year list is longer than last year’s list, and that’s a very good thing. Given the length, it’s divided into four posts. Post 1 (this one): significant successes overall (e.g. new laws or awards to [...]

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“Planet Fitness members and guests DESERVE BETTER”

Stories, street harassment | on December, 29, 2011 | by | 3 Comments

So an update on the whole Planet Fitness harassment incident in Illinois—but first the recap: On Dec. 4, I was a first time guest of the Elmwood Park, IL Planet Fitness where I became the victim of sexual harassment! My photo was taken by a pervert, now identified as Peter Demopoulos of Elmwood Park, with [...]

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“Street harassment teaches women that they are prey and that it’s safer to stick with the herd.”

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

In Yemen more than 90 percent of women experience street harassment. Last year Ghaidaa Al Absi launched The Safe Streets campaign to address the problem. She created a website, using Ushahidi, to track street harassment in Yemen and recently she hosted an exhibition of local artists’ work on the topic. I’ll post an interview with [...]

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ultra-Orthodox Jewish men call 8-year-old girl “whore” as she walks to school

News stories | on December, 28, 2011 | by | 4 Comments

Image via Jezebel Via CBS: “A shy 8-year-old schoolgirl has unwittingly found herself on the front line of Israel’s latest religious war. Naama Margolese is a ponytailed, bespectacled second-grader who is afraid of walking to her religious Jewish girls school for fear of ultra-Orthodox extremists who have spat on her and called her a whore [...]

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