By Allan Cavanagh
Read stories, news articles, blog posts, and tweets about street harassment from the past few weeks.
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Street Harassment Stories:
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HarassMap in Egypt
Bijoya in Bangladesh
Resist Harassment in Lebanon
Ramallah Street Watch in Palestine
Name and Shame in Pakistan
Safe Streets in Yemen
Street Harassment in South Africa
Many of the Hollaback sites
Street Harassment In the News, on the Blogs:
* Global Press Institute, “Women Break Silence About Sexual Harassment on Nepali Buses“
* Bloomberg Businessweek, “Egypt to Fight Sexual Harassment by Broadcasting Attackers“
* CASS, ““Putting in the effort to catch him wasn’t just for me – it was for all of us who are subjected to disgusting behavior day in and day out””
* Brute Reason, “On Men Who Think Street Harassment Would Be Awesome“
* My Fox DC, “Website helps stop harassment on Metro“
* Gawker, “Unmasking Reddit’s Violentacrez, The Biggest Troll on the Web“
* Alakhbar, “Video Experiment Gauges Public Response to Sexual Harassment“
* Sydney Morning Herald, “‘Shocked’ Sonia’s Tahrir Square ordeal: mob gropes TV reporter after live broadcast“
* Prodigal Magazine, “His Words Burned Into My Skin.”
* The Ferrett, “Can I Buy You a Coffee?“
* Random Musings, “The Argument Over Street Harassment“
* Egypt Independent, “Are you man enough? Men on both sides of fight against harassment“
* Stop Street Harassment welcomes and announces its new board of directors!
* Stop Street Harassment recently incorporated as a nonprofit organization. Please donate so we can conduct a national street harassment study and gather much needed data documenting the problem.
* There are new anti-street harassment groups in Australia and Nepal
* Read an interview with Tatyana Fazlalizadeh about her beautiful art work against street harassment
* What did street harassment look like in 1945?
* @Shefunionwomcom We are collating stories of women’s experiences of street harassment. If you have a story please email it to email@example.com
* METRAC released a free “Not Your Baby App” to provide responses you can use when experiencing harassment
* The Adventures of Salwa campaign has a hotline for sexual harassment cases in Lebanon: 76-676862.
* In Bangalore, India, there is a helpline for street harassment 080 – 22943225 / 22864023
* Report #streetharassment in Pakistan at @NameAndShamePk, email firstname.lastname@example.org, SMS 0314-800-35-68 or online at http://www.nameandshame.pk
15 Tweets from the Week:
@LatherRinseRpt Apparently it’s never too early for some street harassment. I’ve had enough of this, I am not an object and I will fight back with a lecture
2. @sallyzohney: Since our dear government &police r watching us suffer
#EgWomen r fighting back by spraying harassers w/colored spray #EndSH
@gnomesdeplume Street harassment: turning me into a frightened 13 year-old girl since…well, since I was 13. What a shitty way to end the night.
@maha_ia Thank God Egyptian women are finally speaking up. #EndSH
@DianaShh Street harassment is NOT a compliment. #Jordan
@SharkDancing We need to stop making this excuse ” Street Harassment is unfortunate, but completely normal. You just have to deal with it”. #Fem2 #Cdnpoli
@Sharon_Haywood Torcuato González Agote breaks Argentine law by taking secret photos of women on #BsAs buses & posts them w/out consent http://bit.ly/QwmNyq
@cairowire as much as #egypt needs effective mechanisms to #EndSH, sanctioning CCTV surveillance without proper regulation is a recipe for disaster.
@MaiE_89 Ridiculous. 2010 survey in #Egypt: 80% males & 73% females agreed that a woman who dressed provocatively deserved to be harassed #EndSH
@ivanvector This. MT @RespectTO: @SharkDancing Street harassment is NOT normal. It already is illegal in several US states. http://bicycling.com/blogs/roadrights/2012/08/08/no-more-bullying/ … #BikeTO
@BLifela Today was a rough day!Plus crazy street harassment! Professional attire turned into a site of male pleasure while walking to my research job
@Qatato Stand against street harassment in Amman. Share this photo or make it your cover photo and let everybody know… http://fb.me/1WQqifJ0p
@CallOutCatCalls @isitis Currently wearing miniskirt; have leggings in bag in case of #streetharassment on my late night train. I feel your pain.
@sw_inku Commute street harassment tali: stranger greeting: 1, politely complimented: 1, yelled at from across the park: 1
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@mase_430 “ @ninasophia81: Big mistake wearing a sweater dress today. Let the street harassment begin. SMH!!! #longleggedgirlstruggles” ~Werk!!