street harassment

What is street harassment & what can I do?

street harassment | on October, 31, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Street harassment is the top story on The Today Show this morning and has been covered by every major media outlet this week. So if you’re just learning about this issue and/or us, welcome. Here are a few quick things to know: What it is: Street harassment is any unwanted action or comment between strangers [...]

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A viral video cannot be the only way to understand street harassment

street harassment | on October, 30, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Whenever I left my college campus in California, inevitably at least once man would honk, whistle or call out to me from his car. Usually it was several. It annoyed me, it made me dread going places, and I felt there was little I could do about it as these men whizzed by, safely removed [...]

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“Excuse me, Mr. Stranger? I’m fifteen!”

Stories, street harassment | on October, 30, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

I am half black, half white and people, no – men – in South Africa often give me strange looks. I live in Czech Republic, where people do that just because I have a dark skin, but they don’t approach me out of nowhere and chat. My aunt took my older sister and me to [...]

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Why We Shouldn’t Lose Sight of Full Equality

LGBTQ, male perspective, street harassment | on October, 30, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Cross-posted with permission from the author Patrick McNeil, our board member, from the Huffington Post Late last week, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel found that the Department of the Army had discriminated against Tamara Lusardi based on her gender identity in a significant ruling that said Lusardi’s restricted daily movement “constituted discriminatory harassment under the guiding [...]

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“How much do you charge?”

Stories, street harassment | on October, 30, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

I had an idiot pull up in his car and ask me if I wanted to “go on a date”.  I ignored him so he screamed at the top of his lungs “How much do you charge?” – I got hit on a lot on the streets because I was beautiful; however, my looks disappeared [...]

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“Your legs made me miss my stop”

Stories, street harassment | on October, 29, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Today on the way to work, a guy came up behind me on the subway and whispered, “Your legs made me miss my stop. I ain’t even mad.” I want to bathe in acid. – Bonnie Location: NYC Subway Share your street harassment story for the blog. See the book 50 Stories about Stopping Street Harassers for more [...]

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Bolivia: El extremismo de una idea primitiva

correspondents, street harassment | on October, 29, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Andrea Flores Hernández, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, SSH Blog Correspondent 59 mujeres. 59 mujeres de distintas regiones del país, de distintas edades, con distintas ambiciones. Todas ellas fueron víctimas de feminicidio en el primer semestre de este año. El feminicidio, se refiere al asesinato de mujeres por razones de género, y este tipo de asesinato ha [...]

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