street harassment

USA: Dealing with Street Harassment is Emotional Labor — And I Quit

correspondents, Stories, street harassment | on September, 01, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Michelle Marie Ryder, USA, SSH Blog Correspondent A sex-obsessed Harry Block in the film Deconstructing Harry asks the prostitute he’s just slept with if she likes her job. Still under the sheets, she replies “It’s okay, it beats the hell out of waitressing.” “That’s funny,” Harry laughs, “every hooker I ever speak to tells me […]

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“It ruined my entire day”

Stories, street harassment | on August, 31, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

I walked out of the restroom at the mall after having a wonderful day with my mom. Walking to the elevator to the parking garage, I hear a wolf whistle from the middle aged men I passed on the upper floor. I’m 14 years old, and it ruined my entire day. – Anonymous Share your street […]

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Thank You 2nd Cohort and Welcome 3rd Cohort of Blog Correspondents

correspondents, SSH programs, street harassment | on August, 29, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Many thanks to our second cohort of blog correspondents this year. They tackled topics like reproductive rights, school dress codes, slut shaming, hitchhiking, the generational divide, how technology can help street harassment happen, and several of them conducted interviews with street harassment activists in their community. Meet the Correspondents of the Third Cohort of 2015 […]

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Labour candidate Corbyn wants to tackle street harassment in the UK!

News stories, street harassment | on August, 26, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

UPDATE: His campaign sent me this on 8/28: Here’s a quote we just gave to the Guardian on the women-only carriages controversy specifically: “This is one of seven policy ideas that have arisen from issues raised by women, asking women for their views on how best to deal with harassment in public spaces. These policies are […]

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“No one asked if I was ok”

Stories, street harassment | on August, 23, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

I was walking along the street yesterday afternoon. A man walking towards me catcalled me (hello beautiful, sexy etc etc). I felt angry and (not very eloquently) responded with ‘shut up, wanker’. I had assumed he was alone but he then called out to his girlfriend/wife/whatever declaring that I’d called him a wanker. I kept […]

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USA: When Does Street Harassment Begin?

correspondents, Stories, street harassment | on August, 22, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Liz Merino, Massachusetts, USA, SSH Blog Correspondent When does street harassment begin? I asked myself this the other day. When can I remember instances throughout my life that someone has sexualized my body without my consent? There are really too many too count. The news does capture some of it. Blips and glances, reels of […]

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“Not one damn soul on earth has the right to talk about my body the way you just did”

Stories, street harassment | on August, 21, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Dear Man in the Blue Minivan, Sometimes street harassment isn’t calling me ʺbaby,ʺ asking me to smile, or commenting on my outfit. Sometimes street harassment isn’t on the day when I wore a cute top and got attention, or when I am walking home late from a bar and my hair is tossed. Sometimes, street […]

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