male perspective

“Raise hell every where you have a voice”

male perspective, Stories, street harassment | on June, 07, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

It’s been over a year and I’ve done nothing. I’ve walked side by side with my best friend and heard the cat calls. I’ve seen the unwarranted leering and threatening gestures. I’ve seen her have to cross the street in order to avoid a group of men leering. As she grips her arms tightly around [...]

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“How do we address these kinds of wrong cultural messages?”

male perspective, street harassment | on May, 24, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Last week my wife and I saw a 2013 indie movie called “The Way Way Back.” It stars Steve Carrell as a very overbearing single parent boyfriend to Toni Collette who is a single mom that is desperate (for male attention). Steve Carrell’s daughter is a snotty/”cool” older teen and Toni Collette’ss son is a [...]

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Masculinty U’s Hounds are against Harassment!

anti-street harassment week, HoundsAgainstHarassment, male perspective, street harassment | on April, 04, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Love these #HoundsagainstHarassment submissions from our friends MasculinityU for International Anti-Street Harassment Week! Share on Facebook

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Men: Speak out against street harassment, March 30 – April 5 (and always)

anti-street harassment week, male perspective, street harassment | on March, 25, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

International Anti-Street Harassment Week starts in just 5 days!! While women are the main targets of street harassment, entire families and communities are impacted by it — when women aren’t as safe in public spaces, everyone suffers. And so it’s in men’s best interest to get involved in challenging street harassment, and, as the main [...]

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USA: Silent Allies

correspondents, male perspective, Stories, street harassment | on March, 06, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Joe Samalin, New York City, NY, USA, SSH Blog Correspondent (Content Notice for sexist language used in street harassment) I have worked in their neighborhood for almost two years now and still don’t understand them. Their culture, dress, and mannerisms are so different from my own I’m uncomfortable around them. When I leave work to [...]

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USA: Male Privilege of Not Knowing

correspondents, male perspective, street harassment | on February, 03, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Joe Samalin, New York City, NY, USA, SSH Blog Correspondent During a sexual violence prevention training with 40 enlisted air force men (‘airmen’), one young white man stood up and said that he had never thought about this issue before, until early one morning during a deployment overseas a few years ago. As he awoke [...]

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“That Stuff Actually Happens?”

male perspective, street harassment | on January, 25, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Earlier this week, I explained my internship with Stop Street Harassment to a male friend. He immediately asked me, “What is street harassment?” I explained that it can include, but is not limited to, honks, whistles, crude comments, uncomfortable leering, or even unwanted physical contact. I expected some sort of heartfelt response. Instead, he surprised [...]

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