“Street respect”* is the term for respectful, polite, and consensual interactions that happen between strangers in public spaces. It’s the opposite of “street harassment.”
Normally the Stop Street Harassment blog focuses on what NOT to do in public (aka street harassment). The new Monday blog series “Street Respect” highlights what we want people TO do and it reminds us that there are many good people in the world.
I hope the series can give readers renewed hope that one day our efforts will mean our days will be filled with street respect, not street harassment.
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[* Term coined by Stop Street Harassment founder Holly Kearl, Sept. 2011]