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Puerto Rico: World Cup Sexism

correspondents, street harassment | on July, 24, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Cristina del Mar Quiles, Puerto Rico, SSH Blog Correspondent El resultado de un juego de fútbol como pretexto para el acoso callejero En el primer juego de la semifinal de la Copa del Mundo que se celebró desde junio en Brasil, el equipo de Alemania sacó al anfitrión de su propia cancha: siete goles por [...]

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New Yorkers, Gather Tomorrow at 10 a.m.

Events, street harassment | on July, 24, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

New Yorkers — Tomorrow at 10 a.m. is an event to address sexual harassment on public transit. Via Center for Anti-Education (CAE): Tomorrow morning we’ll join Public Advocate Letitia James, HollaBack! and other anti-sexual violence orgs. to push for increased NYPD & MTA accountability regarding sexual violations on public transit. Friday, July 25, at the [...]

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“It was a huge trigger for me”

Stories, street harassment | on July, 24, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

One time when I was 19 in Oakland, CA. I was walking down the street toward the MLK Museum and four guys in a car drove up and starting cat calling me. They said things like, ʺHey baby,ʺ ʺYou should be mine,ʺ ʺYou’re sexy,ʺ ʺI want that,ʺ ʺLet me hit that.ʺ I tried to ignore [...]

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“Confront the person and let them know this is NOT ok”

Stories, street harassment | on July, 23, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

I was a 19-year-old girl from a small town in the big city going to college.  I was already scared to death.  My apartment was six blocks from school and we walked every day.  Many times men shouted lewd things from cars or from construction jobs nearby.  It was a business college and we were [...]

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ʺYOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOUR SELF!”

Stories, street harassment | on July, 22, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

I went out shopping with my family and we entered this really crowded shop. As I tried to squeeze in between people to get to the exit after finding what I had needed, a man came really close and invaded my personal space intentionally. He gave me a once over and then said ʺyou’re prettyʺ [...]

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Petition stops the wolf-whistle in Colorado

street harassment | on July, 22, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

UPDATE to the Change.org Petition!! Remember this? — “Banjo Billy’s Bus Tours have been helping tourists fall in love with Boulder, Colorado with their nautical bus decorations and fun stories about local folklore since 2005. However, they took their goofy humor too far when they installed a button that the driver can push to make [...]

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Slam Poet Addresses Street Harassment

Stories, street harassment | on July, 21, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Anyone like poetry? Venessa Marco, a slam poet, just wrote and performed this poem called “Patriarchy” that addresses street harassment at the 2014 Women of the World Poetry Slam. At this slam, 72 female poets from around the world compete for the honor of being the WoWPS champion. Via Bustle: “Although Marco didn’t nab the [...]

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