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Digest of Street Harassment News: Feb. 17, 2013

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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 City India

Safe Streets in Yemen

Street Harassment in South Africa

Many of the Hollaback sites

Everyday Sexism

Street Harassment In the News, on the Blogs:

* Huffington Post, “Could Mobile Technology Combat Sexual Harassment?

* Dissident Voice, “Sexual Harassment of Women is State Sponsored Say Egyptian Women

* PressTV, “Egyptian women denounce sexual harassment against female protesters

* Daily News Egypt, “Women take to the streets to protest sexual harassment and assault

* TrustLaw, “Protesters worldwide denounce sexual harassment in Egypt

* Global Times, “Sexual harassment gets worse in post-uprising Egypt

 * Guardian, “The courage of the vigilante feminists is contagious

* Jezebel, “‘Anti-Flirt’ Movement Once Put Street Harassers in the Clink

* Fem2pt0, “International Feminism: Battling Street Harassment

* Deccan Herald, “Eve teasing: Teenage girl stabbed by youth

* Flyover Feminism, “Practical Feminism with Nihal Saad Zaghloul

* Metro, “Perverts in public: Sexual harassment on the MBTA in the spotlight, advocates push for speaking up

* The New Indian Express, “TN: Bus conductor arrested on charges of eve teasing

* Erin Matson, “Quick Update On My Street Harassment Story

* Mommyish, “I Never Thought I Would Have To Deal With Street Harassment In Front Of My Daughter

* Front Page Mag, “The ‘Epidemic’ of Sexual Harassment—and Rape—in Morsi’s Egypt

* Jezebel, “How to Talk to a Woman Without Being a Creep

* WJLA/ABC 7, “Metro sexual harassment: Only one arrest out of 99 complaints

* Dailybhaskar.com, “Cops launch drive to check eve-teasing on buses, autos in G Noida

* College Tribune, “‘Are ya well?’

* Release the Feminist Kraken, “An Open Letter to Men Who Yell at Me From Your Car

* Feimineach.com, “International Feminism: Battling Street Harassment

* Women’s Web, “‘Rising’ with Karate – Interview with Amrita Mohan

Announcements:

New:

* Stop Street Harassment supported the protests of the sexual violence against women outside the Egyptian Embassies worldwide on Feb. 12

* Stop Street Harassment joined thousands of groups in more than 200 countries on Feb. 14 to take action against gender violence during One Billion Rising.

* On Feb. 19, Stop Street Harassment will participate in a global day of action when groups in more than 40 cities will meet with government officials about strategies for making cities safer. Learn how you can participate, too.

Reminders:

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

15Tweets from the Week:

1. @jdschulman My response to hearing street harassment tonight was to say, “Aw, that’s not appropriate. That’s just not kind.” The dudes had no response.

2. @Krissssyyyy93 Have some class don’t drive by me and honk and catcall you pigs

3. @leloveluck Level of harassment in downtown Cairo absolutely maddening today. One guy decided to follow me then put his hand around my neck. #EndSH #ugh

4. @juliemastrine Excited to start planning some anti-#streetharassment actions in State College this spring! Let me know if you want to be involved

5. قوة ضد التحرش ‏@OpAntiSH “Your Right to Live” Watch #EgyWomen respond to #EndSH during#GlobalProtestFeb12 in #Cairo http://bit.ly/UjRM5c  (w/Eng subs) #VAW #Egypt

6. @sydmosley such a good day! many thanks to the #wgso12 organizers @penn_state. so fantastic to continue to start conversations around #streetharassment

7. @iyad_elbaghdadi  I come from a place of the world where love scenes in films are censored, but abuse of women is on the streets for all to see. #EndSH #Egypt

8. @KateRoseBee Takes some nerve to catcall a woman while doing court-ordered litter pickup. “Hey baby I make some real good decisions…”

9. @YWCAGREENBAY A great discussion yesterday on gender-based harassment! @hkearl pic.twitter.com/omJIK26j

10. @seventeenSA Tell us how you deal with street harassment – follow the hashtag #17SaysNo

11. @karishma31 I just had a guy pull down his window while I was crossing the street to wink and tell me ‘hey baby’. Talk about sexual harassment #Mumbai

12. @UNC_GAC Stop by the pit and share your story of street harassment with @UNCBetas! 10-2 TODAY!

13. @lesellele That I’m at SIGNIFICANTLY more risk of street harassment, physical violence and rape than any man in my same neighborhood. That’s unfair

14. @EvrydayFeminism My short skirt and everything under is in mine mine mine! #streetharassment pic.twitter.com/CSLhWgSz

15. @aaboulenein Female protestors chanting against sexual harassment and #Morsi. #GlobalprotestFeb12 #endSH

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