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Egyptians address street harassment over Eid

News stories | on July, 31, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

For Muslims, the Eid-al-Fitr holiday ending the holy month of Ramadan should be a joyous one, but in Egypt, there always seems to be a spike in street harassment. For two years, the group Shoft Taharosh (I Saw Harassment) has taken it upon themselves to monitor high trafficked areas to look out for harassment so [...]

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New Street Harassment Videos

Resources, Stories, street harassment | on July, 31, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Check out these two new videos out this week showing LGBTQ harassment stories and the physical forms street harassment can take. Share on Facebook

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Vancouver Transit Police Agree to Change their PSA

hollaback, News stories, public harassment | on July, 29, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

The Vancouver Transit Police have been working to address sexual harassment and assault on their system. Their latest effort included this poster, which suggests that not reporting an assault is the real shame (as opposed to the assault) and ignores valid reasons why someone may choose not to report. Vancouver-based artist Anoushka Ratnarajah shard the [...]

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Poem: “Cornerstorecandy”

Resources, Stories, street harassment | on July, 28, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Calayah Heron, a participant of the New York City GirlsWriteNow wrote and performed a powerful poem about street harassment called “Cornerstorecandy.” In two minutes, she covers so many important topics about street harassment. The young age it starts (at 8 years old for her), its regularity, its physicality, the underlying fear of escalation, and the [...]

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“Pump this”

Stories, street harassment | on July, 26, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

I stopped for gas on my way home from work. As I was pumping the gas a man approached me and started thrusting his hips telling me, “Pump this.” It made me feel angry and ashamed. It wasn’t as though this had been a young man – this was a man probably in his forties [...]

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Stopping Harassment at Comic-Con

Activist Interviews, News stories, public harassment, Resources | on July, 25, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

In San Diego, there are 130,000 people at Comic-Con International, a place, the LA Times says, “where fans celebrate superheroes and science fiction and Hollywood studios promote their upcoming geek-friendly fare. As comic book characters have broadened, so too has their fan base. More women have begun attending Comic-Con in recent years, and now comprise [...]

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Sexual Harassment isn’t “Natural”

Resources, street harassment | on July, 25, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

In conversations around street harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence and rape, inevitably someone will say, well, men are “natural predators” and “biologically wired to be violent” etc. UGH. Guess what? It’s simply not true. Agustín Fuentes, trained in Zoology and Anthropology, is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame. His research delves [...]

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