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Billboards against Rape Culture in Lancaster, PA

Activist Interviews, Resources, street harassment | on September, 01, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Yesterday I had the privilege to meet Ray and Adele, the co-directors of hu_MAN Up, in Lancaster, PA. They’ve been involved in a number of efforts to challenge rape culture with their latest being three electronic billboard messages near the Franklin & Marshall campus. This is the one about street harassment. They’re determined to not [...]

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When Street Harassers Put You in a Hospital

News stories, street harassment | on August, 31, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

“‘At Notting Hill Carnival yesterday a man in the crowd grabbed my arse. When I told him not to he did it again. I pushed him away, exercising my right to tell a man to stop touching my body without my permission, so he took a swing at me and punched me in the face… [...]

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FOX News is wrong about street harassment

News stories, street harassment | on August, 28, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Funny… I just finished writing an article about street harassment and the media in which I made the case that mainstream media is largely shifting its coverage of street harassment from saying it’s a compliment to portraying it as a serious issue. Well, FOX News just made itself an outlier. Via Media Matters: “Fox News [...]

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Help More People in the UK and Ireland Enjoy a Good Night Out!

hollaback, public harassment | on August, 28, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

From Hollaback! London: “Since March 2014, we’ve been working with pubs, clubs, bars and venues across London to prevent harassment and create safer nights out. The response has been overwhelming. Now, organisers across the UK and Ireland want to bring Good Night Out to their towns and cities. We’re fundraising £5000 to make this happen – watch our crowd funding campaign video [...]

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#StandWithMonica and #FreeEisha

LGBTQ, News stories | on August, 28, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Transgender women of color face some of the highest rates of street harassment and violence of any demographic. Here are two of these women who need our help: Via ACLU: “When Monica Jones left her house on the evening of May 17, 2013, she expected to hang out at a local bar and restaurant and [...]

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Playboy’s Consent Flow Chart

Resources, street harassment | on August, 26, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

A key reason why street harassment IS harassment is that we haven’t given our consent to be commented on, yelled at, followed, touched etc. This concept is difficult for some to comprehend and so Playboy (of all outlets!) is helping to educate the (mostly male) masses about consent on the streets with this flowchart. I [...]

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Wendy’s “Nice Buns” Ad

street harassment | on August, 25, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Do you know what makes it harder to end #streetharassment? Companies like Wendy’s telling us that sexually harassing a stranger is A-OK. It’s not!! Feel free to tell them so via social media, emails and phone calls. Check out our list of companies that trivialize or support street harassment here. H/T Hollaback!       [...]

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