Here are some of the news articles that caught my eye this month.
First, a new study says sexually objectifying a woman, including through catcalling, can lead to aggression towards women.
“A study published late last year by the University of Kent says sexually objectifying a woman can very well lead to aggression towards women and “reduced moral concern for the objectified.”
The researchers, who worked with more than 200 participants aged 12 to 16, found the link between catcalling and aggression can begin to develop in the early teen years, and can lead to the harmful perception that women are solely to be seen as sexual objects as they age.”
A Bartenders Against Sexual Harassment event was held in Canada to raise money and awareness about sexual harassment and assault in the Toronto bar scene.
In Egypt, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics surveyed young people ages 15 to 29 in “informal urban areas of Greater Cairo” and 48% viewed street harassment as a problem.
On Jan. 21, women across India marched to protest sexual harassment and misogyny using the hashtag #IWillGoOut.
Air India launched a women-only section of their airplane due to incidents of sexual harassment.
There’s a national competition in India encouraging people to rewrite the lyrics of sexist Bollywood songs.
The powerful Irish spoken word piece “Heartbreak” addresses street harassment.
A New Zealand woman writes an open letter to all cat-callers.
In Punjab, Pakistan, the Women Safety Smart Phone App launched.
Pakistani singer Atif Aslam called out and interrupted an incident of sexual harassment happening at his concert in Karachi
Reports of street harassment are on the rise in Cambridge, UK.
“Road to Equality” is a seven-minute documentary about street harassment in the UK.
The Los Angeles Metro launched a hotline staffed by professional counselors to help people facing sexual harassment on the transit system.
What it’s like to be street harassed while seven months pregnant.
This is why street harassment is a mobility issue.
Hate crimes have swept the USA since the November presidential election and not even the liberal San Francisco Bay Area has been immune to it, including to street harassment.
A Maryland police officer pled guilty to taking upskirt photos of women.Share on Facebook