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Sexual harassment and abuse is not normal, but many people believe it is

News stories, Resources, street harassment | on April, 16, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Whenever I give a talk about street harassment to a group of people that hasn’t identified as feminist, I am likely to hear comments like “It’s men’s nature,” “It’s a compliment,” “Sure we don’t like it, but what can we do about it?” Recently, had conversations with two different young women who said their mothers [...]

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The Process Behind Stop Telling Women to Smile

anti-street harassment week | on April, 14, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Watch. Stop Telling Women To Smile from Dean Peterson on Vimeo. “It’s important for me to show the process behind creating these pieces. Each portrait is an actual woman who has a story, who goes through this treatment daily, who has something to say about it that deserves to be heard. I initially decided to [...]

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Will Egypt finally get an anti-sexual harassment law?

News stories | on April, 10, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Via Al Arabiya: “Egyptian lawmakers have proposed new legislation that for the first time specifically defines and sets out punishments for sexual harassment, amid an alarming rise in assaults on women. The proposed law defines a harasser as someone who “accosts others in a public or private place through following or stalking them, using gestures [...]

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Global Guardian: Addressing harassment on public transportation

News stories, public harassment | on April, 08, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Via WMATA: “On this second week of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Metro Transit Police Department (MTPD) is joining transit police departments around the world to raise awareness of the issue of sexual harassment and assault on public transportation.  Through increased police visibility and customer awareness programs, the joint operation, called Global Guardian, is designed [...]

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Music Video: “Hey Girl”

Resources, street harassment | on April, 08, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

From Seattle! “In this lovingly handmade, animated video for “Hey Girl,” Seattle feminist pop-punkers Tacocat take aim at all the cat-callers, sidewalk winkers, and leering loudmouths that make city life a veritable minefield of misogynist misbehavior. “Hey Girl” is the second music video from NVM, the new full-length from Tacocat, out now on Hardly Art [...]

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Thank You — Anti-Street Harassment Week

anti-street harassment week | on April, 07, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Dear Community – THANK YOU for making International Anti-Street Harassment Week so impactful this year. * We had our largest number of co-sponsors and from the most countries yet — 25! * We had more than 30 major news hits, including New York Times, with more to come. * There were rallies, events, sidewalk chalking, [...]

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I was harassed on my run during Anti-Street Harassment Week

anti-street harassment week, Stories, street harassment | on April, 04, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Running Stop Street Harassment is my part-time unpaid job — and unfortunately this week travel/event for a paid job overlapped with International Anti-Street Harassment Week. So I’m in Arizona, multi-tasking as much as I can, and also jetlagged. I woke up earlier than needed today and had time to go for a quick four mile run along [...]

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