I know a lot of Stop Street Harassment’s readers are on the American east coast (and so am I), so if you’re like me and are stuck in doors, waiting to see what will happen and you have some extra time on your hands, here are some ideas for what you can do.
1. Watch it on YouTube!
There are SO many humorous, poignant, and get-your-blood-riled-up YouTube clips about street harassment. On the Stop Street Harassment YouTube channel, you can find 142 relevant videos. One of my favorites is the Shit Men Say video that was released for Meet Us on the Street: Street Harassment Awareness Week in March. (There’s also a decent selection of videos here.)
2. Pin it on Pinterest
Stop Street Harassment is new to Pinterest. Check out our boards and share some of your own street harassment-related images.
3. It’s time for an Art Project
Are you in need of an art project? Illustrate one or some of these stories where people were able to shut down their street harasser! Art work will be added to the SSH website and social media accounts. Email to: stopstreetharassment AT yahoo.com
4. Read all About It
As long as you have internet, there are tons of blog posts and articles and even books you can read about street harassment. There are nearly 900 street harassment stories on the SSH blog, plus dozens of interviews with activists. If you’re academic-leaning in your reading pursuits, there are many street harassment articles available online for free. If you have a Kindle, you can purchase and read my book, Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe & Welcoming for Women for $15. One of my favorite books about street harassment activism is also available for Kindles: Hey, Shorty!: A Guide to Combating Sexual Harassment and Violence in Schools and on the Streets.
5. Share Your Story
Do you have a street harassment story you want to get off your chest? Have you shut down a street harasser before and want to inspire others to do the same? Share your story and it will be added to the collection of stories on the SSH website.
I hope all the East coasters are dry, safe and with electricity!Share on Facebook