street harassment

International Museum of Women’s Exhibit “Imagining Equality”

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The International Museum of Women has a new online exhibit, Imagining Equality. “Violence against women is one of the biggest barriers to gender inequality. But violence is not something men are born to commit, or women are born to be subject to. Violence is a social norm that too many cultures still tolerate or even cultivate. In [...]

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“That’s too bad, you sure you only play with girls?”

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I was walking to meet my partner one afternoon, and a man was walking behind me for a few minutes.  It seemed like he was trying to catch up to me and finally did, and asked me “Where are you going?” I said I was going to meet up with my girlfriend, and he replied [...]

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“Roll with me to the beach”

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One night I sat in downtown, Honolulu (Hawaii), waiting for my ride. Class had just finished at about 9 P.M., a stranger walks up to me and sits beside me, asks what I’m doing, then stares for awhile after I answer him. It got a bit awkward so I asked him a few questions, attempting [...]

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Bulgaria: Finding the words to discuss street harassment

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Diana Hinova, Sofia, Bulgaria, SSH Blog Correspondent Lately I’ve been thinking, there does not seem to be as much street harassment in Sofia as there used to be – and when I asked my peers, women in their mid-twenties and thirties, they agree. Still, all of us recall those times when a stranger aggressively introduced [...]

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“I started being harassed as a pedestrian the summer I turned nine”

Stories, street harassment | on September, 16, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

I was whistled at twice in five minutes, before I made it to the first crosswalk near my house. Then, a man driving a semi honked and pointed at me. This happens every single time I leave my house, but THIS time, I was able to read the business name and phone number on the [...]

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Peru: Entiéndanlo mujeres y niñas la calle no es nuestra, es de ellos

correspondents, Stories, street harassment | on September, 16, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Laura Bustamante, Lima, Peru, SSH Blog Correspondent No recuerdo cuándo o dónde fue la primera vez que escuche la frase “el hombre para la calle y la mujer para la casa”, tampoco recuerdo como me sentí o si la acepté, solo recuerdo haberla escuchado y haber crecido con eso como parte de mi educación y [...]

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Help Fund New Film: Violation

Resources, street harassment | on September, 15, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Violation is a short film that explores sexual violence against African American women through the lens of Shayla, a female combat veteran, and her experience with street harassment. Juxtaposing the experience of living in violent communities with the dangerous and unpredictable environment of war, Violation explores PTSD as a valid response to both. Consider making a [...]

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