2012 January

“Wherever I go, I notice the same; no place is free”

Stories, street harassment | on January, 31, 2012 | by | 1 Comments

It happens everyday. Everyday is the same…I object when the person is very near from me i.e. in any public transport..but mostly they are in groups, like 13-14-year-old school-going kids..even college kids. They form a group and stand at a roadside corner and stare and comment at girls passing by. Once i was traveling in [...]

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Call them out, literally.

Advice, street harassment | on January, 30, 2012 | by | 2 Comments

On Saturday, EB in New York City posted a story on the blog about how an employee of a truck company harassed her. Both the harasser and the owner of the company, whom she called and spoke to on the phone, didn’t understand how the actions constituted harassment. In her blog post she included the [...]

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“One more [photo],” he said, “with kiss?”

Stories, street harassment | on January, 30, 2012 | by | 2 Comments

I live on the South Coast of England. When we were at college a friend and I used to regularly go into town or the nearest city together, just to hang out and shop as girls do. It wasn’t something we thought anything of, but we used to get held up quite a bit by [...]

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Snapshot of street harassment stories, news, announcements & tweets: January 29, 2012

News stories, Stories, street harassment, weekly round up | on January, 29, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

Read stories, news articles, blog posts, and tweets about street harassment from the past week. ** Sign up to receive a monthly e-newsletter from Stop Street Harassment *** Street Harassment Stories: Share your story! You can read street harassment stories on the Web at: Stop Street Harassment Blog HarassMap Egypt Resist Harassment Lebanon Many of [...]

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Hey, Fair Wage Trucking Inc, it IS sexual harassment!

Stories, street harassment | on January, 28, 2012 | by | 6 Comments

The Fair Wage Trucking Inc ((917) 682-7353; 229 Mott Street) in New York City was delivering a package to a building on Washington Square North. One of the three delivery men decided that it was perfectly acceptable to cat-call me, and called out, ‘Mmm, delicious.” I refuse to accept street harassment from anyone, and the [...]

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“The line between acceptable behaviour and harassment is blurred” on London Tube

street harassment | on January, 27, 2012 | by | 2 Comments

This week I noticed a series of ads whilst travelling on the London Underground for Lovestruck, a London dating website. Some are huge and quite generic, on the platform, but I was most bothered by the small ads that are placed inside the carriages above the seats. These have a headline to the effect of [...]

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Participate in “Got Stared At”

anti-street harassment week | on January, 26, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

Myth: Street harassment happens because of how we dress. Truth: No it doesn’t. Street harassment happens to people wearing school uniforms, business suits, workout clothes, hijabs, winter coats, rain coats, saris, summer dresses, and jeans. Street harassment is about power and abuse of power, inconsiderateness, the performance of unhealthy definitions of masculinity, sexism, and sometimes [...]

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