2012 June

“Yours are pretty nice too.”

Stories, street harassment | on June, 30, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

I was in a nightclub, enjoying myself, minding my own business, watching the act, when a drunk guy comes up and starts talking to me, asking if I like the music (why else would I be there?), saying he’s from England (I think that was supposed to be impressive), etc. I was nice at first- [...]

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London student looking for people to interview for anti-harassment project

street harassment | on June, 29, 2012 | by | 1 Comments

This information was sent by Sya Groosman: I’m a female student fashion photography in London (University of the Arts) and my final master project is about raising awareness for the low conviction rates and the lack of attention for sexual harassment. Since my course is fashion oriented, I am focusing on the myth that clothes [...]

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“Within a block, three people harassed me”

Stories, street harassment | on June, 28, 2012 | by | 2 Comments

Walking home from doing charity work the other night, within a block, three people harassed me: someone honked, another whistled (several times because I ignored him), and another yelling “pussy.” Until recently this was a decent area to walk. But the following day between Elm Street and Crystal Park area, four more people harassed me [...]

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“I suppose this is what real female empowerment feels like”

Stories, street harassment | on June, 27, 2012 | by | 3 Comments

It’s not often that I get a sense of compete self-satisfaction and empowerment while attempting to tackle street harassment. The other week, however, my friend and I did. The two of us were planning the best route to a mutual friend’s flat for a get-together that would allow us to travel as a pair. Funnily [...]

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“Why should any outfit be considered as an invitation?”

News stories, street harassment | on June, 27, 2012 | by | 1 Comments

A subway company in Shanghai, China, thinks it is okay to blame women for “causing” sexual harassment. Last week the Shanghai No. 2 Subway Company posted an image of a woman standing on a subway platform in a semi-transparent dress to the company’s official Sina Weibo account with this caption: “If that’s what you wear [...]

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“I have so much to say, and I will say it, in time.”

News stories | on June, 26, 2012 | by | 1 Comments

TRIGGER WARNING – Description of sexual assault. British journalist Natasha Smith was in Egypt this month to “independently film a 20-minute documentary on women’s rights and abuses against women in Egypt since the revolution.” Her project was cut short this week when a huge group of men not only took away her video equipment but [...]

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“S.H.O.W You Care” (S.H.O.W. = Stop Harassment of Women) in Sri Lanka

male perspective, News stories | on June, 25, 2012 | by | 2 Comments

To address the widespread problem of sexual harassment on public transportation in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Unites in Colombo is undertaking a unique project this week called S.H.O.W You Care (S.H.O.W. = Stop Harassment of Women). Via Facebook: “From June 25th to 30th in all bus routes in Colombo, students (from mostly boys schools) will [...]

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