2013 January

Unusual Punishment for Street Harassers in Carlisle, UK

News stories, street harassment | on January, 31, 2013 | by | 1 Comments

There are few ordinances or policies that address sexual harassment and even fewer that are enforced, so I am fascinated to hear about a city ordinance in Carlisle, UK, that plays out like this when it’s enforced: “A man who made sexually offensive remarks to a woman at a Carlisle bus stop has been banned [...]

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Canada: Culture of Denial?

correspondents | on January, 31, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

* Trigger Warning * By: Bridgette Sullivan, SSH Correspondent Early on the morning of January 19th, Bridget Takyi, 27, was violently murdered in a parking lot just steps from her mother’s apartment building located in a northwest district of Toronto. It is alleged that at approximately 4 a.m., after having dropped off her two young [...]

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NYC Mayor, Street Harassment is a not a compliment

street harassment | on January, 30, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

It’s no secret that many politicians and leaders are corrupt and say and do inappropriate things, but it’s still very disappointing to hear some of the extremely sexist things New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said over the years, as revealed by Gawker. He’s even equated street harassment with compliments, saying: “I know for [...]

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USA: Building male allies, one guy at a time

correspondents, Stories, street harassment | on January, 30, 2013 | by | 1 Comments

By: Allison Riley, SSH Correspondent A male friend of mine posted this image on Tumblr—it’s a Game Boy Color device turned to the side. I responded and said that I take offense to this photo because of the phrase “that ass”. Whether or not we realize it consciously, placing this phrase on top of an [...]

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“Give me your number, sexy”

Stories, street harassment | on January, 29, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

On the way to a shopping mall a group of young men (maybe five) whistled and screamed, “Give me your number, sexy. I wanna see you again etc.” When I turned around and said, “No,” they came nearer and one of them told me that I’d be “too ugly and fat anyway” for “a good [...]

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USA: “Women shouldn’t be made to feel like targets”

correspondents, Stories, street harassment | on January, 29, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

By Sean Crosbie, SSH Correspondent Street harassment often decreases a person’s willingness to go out or be seen in public spaces. I interviewed two friends about their experiences with catcalls, and their subsequent willingness to go out in public. The two friends had very different attitudes towards going out alone versus going out with others. [...]

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Street harassers in Bordeaux, France

Stories, street harassment | on January, 28, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

Last night, I came back from a party with two girl friends into a frequented street in Bordeaux, France. A group of 8 drunk young men crossed our path and followed us, offended us, spat at us, and pushed us. We did nothing for it, but that was enough for starting this demonstration of violence. [...]

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