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Digest of Street Harassment News: December 2, 2012

In News stories, Resources, Stories, weekly round up | on 12.02.12 | by | Comments ( 0 )

“Sexual harassment on public transport and random attacks in parks are often witnessed. Hyaaah! Delhi Police give refugee women lessons in personal security.”

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Street Harassment Stories:

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Collective Action for Safe Spaces

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

Everyday Sexism

Street Harassment In the News, on the Blogs:

* The Times of India, “Supreme Court issues directions to curb sexual harassment of women in public transport

* OneWorld South Asia, “No passport, driving license for eve-teasers in India

* The Journal, “Column: Shouting ‘nice arse’ isn’t innocent, and we shouldn’t ignore it

* One India News, “Eve-teasing: Helplines in 3 months but no uniform law yet

* Tech President, “In Egypt, Digital Maps Start a Conversation About Harassment that Continues In the Street

* The Obsidian Files, “The Day Street Harassment Stood Still

* The Gaggle, “Top 5 Catcalls I’ve Received in my Short Time on Earth

* The Pixel Project, “16 Creative and Safe Ways to Intervene to Stop Street Harassment

* The Pixel Project, “16 Memorable Stories of Standing Up Against Street Harassment 2012

* It All Comes Back to This, “Running Scared?

* Just Doing Me, “Street and sexual harassment




*Follow Stop Street Harassment on Tumblr

* If you’re a woman ages 18-26, take a survey for a student’s thesis on street harassment

* Read one woman’s record of street harassment in NYC. Since August, she’s recorded over 50 instances :(

* HoodRules thebook is now available!


* Check out the project CATCALLED: the stories of 11 women in New York City from two weeks in August 2012, now online.

* Baltimore, MD, folks — take a survey about street harassment for Hollaback! Bmore

* Hollaback! Edinburgh launched a “Said No One Ever” Tumblr to refute the belief that street harassment is a compliment.

* Register — Webinar: Street Harassment: How To Stop Feeling Helpless and Start Feeling Empowered, Dec. 6, 2012: 8 – 9:30 p.m. ET, $15

* Sign the petition: “Tell New York: Subway Sexual Assault is a Serious Crime

* There’s a new tumblr called Street Harassment Fashion that challenges victim-blaming

* METRAC released a free “Not Your Baby App” to provide responses you can use when experiencing harassment

15 Tweets from the Week:

1. @harassmap if sexual harassment happens 2 u / u witness incident that’s already taken place plz report it:SMS to 6069 / send details @harassmap #endSH

2. @HijabiHippie A man heckled me earlier when I was out jogging, something vaguely about my tits so I told him where to go #streetharassment

3. @mermaidalycia Ew can you not catcall at me from your car? This is why I don’t like leaving my room.

4. @hollabackWY Told me I was ‘sat there like butter wouldn’t melt’. and he ‘knew what I was like’ scarey stuff & old enough to be my Dad! #streetharassment

5. نورا ‏@nsoliman #Tahrir women, I highly recommend mace/pepper spray as defense. It totally incapacitated a man after he grabbed a woman in tahrir. #endSH

6. @MurrrnaSaid Seeing even guys pitying Egypt’s women because of all the harassment they have to go through just for walking down a street makes me sad.

7. @OpAntiSH Official account for the #endSH task force, & here are the hotlines 01157892357 / 01202390087 / 01016051145 #Egypt #Tahrir Please Spread

8. @shadirahimi seen in #tahrir: back to back against sexual harrassment, night watchmen #stopSH @tahrirbodyguard

9. @ghazalairshad @yelayat I am! For the 1st time, nobody touched me whole time I was there bc @TahrirBodyguard presence + signs. Maybe diff for others though

10. jesssolomon #StreetHarassment is economic issue.I have 2have cab fare available in case I don’t feel safe walking.That’s a problem.

11. @emsbjewelry Just fucking owned homeboy next to me. Street harassment fail. His reply: I’m sorry, ma’am. I’ll stop tonight. *takes bow*

12. @TheFlatErica MJ in ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’. Tricking arab boys into thinking that street harassment is the best way to Pussy Heaven since 1987

13. @miriamparker  New genre of street harassment: helpful. After honking and whistling at me, anman yelled: “You need a hat, good looking.”

14. @KendallBull Irritates me how guys in the street think it’s ok for them to make some dirty comment to girls… That’s basically sexual harassment. -.-

15. @the_author_: I dont want men 2 refrain frm street harassment b/c I’m someone’s daughter/sister, but b/c I’m a person & worthy of respect


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