street harassment

USA: A Brief History of Anti-Harassment Activism in Comics

correspondents, Resources, street harassment | on November, 22, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Katie Bowers, NY, USA, SSH Blog Correspondent As a community educator, I work with a wide range of people.  On any given day, I might spend the morning with adults talking about nutrition, the afternoon exploding homemade volcanoes with elementary students, and the evening working with high schoolers on a community change project.  I’ve got [...]

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Bulgaria: Running while female

correspondents, Resources, street harassment | on November, 21, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Diana Hinova, Sofia, Bulgaria, SSH Blog Correspondent Sofia boasts several large parks: the South, West and North Parks (no joke on those names), Boris Gardens, and Hunting Park, for instance. For three weeks this autumn, the Runners’ Survey collected information from runners in Bulgaria about their perceptions of safety. The running community is growing here, thanks [...]

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UK: 10 Hours of walking in NYC as a woman in Hijab

correspondents, street harassment | on November, 20, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Siel Devos, London, England, SSH Blog Correspondent By now, everyone has seen the video of a woman walking around New York for 10 hours and getting harassed over a hundred times. But did you also know there has been a response in the form of a video of a woman walking through New York wearing [...]

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“The first time I experienced street harassment I was 9″

Stories, street harassment | on November, 18, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Over the last few weeks alone: * A boy no older than 10 pulled my top down in a public park. * An elderly man groped and verbally harassed me on the bus * Men of varying ages have repeatedly leered at and catcalled me on the street (I am 16) * When serving at [...]

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“It’s horrible to be made to feel vulnerable when doing something perfectly normal”

Stories, street harassment | on November, 17, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

I was travelling for work in Basel, walking down the street in the evening looking for a suitable place to get dinner. For no particular reason that attracted several stares/ leers from the passing blokes. There does not seem to be many women on their own in this town. I was then followed down the [...]

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Suspect Charged in Spears’ Murder

News stories, race, street harassment | on November, 15, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Trigger Warning! Via Huffington Post “A suspect has been charged in connection with the death of Mary “Unique” Spears, aDetroit woman shot to death after allegedly rejecting the man’s sexual advances. Mark Dorch, 38, was charged with first degree murder and assault with intent to murder, among other charges. His trial is scheduled to begin [...]

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My skin color does not mean I welcome harassment

Stories, street harassment | on November, 14, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

I was leaving a beauty supply store dressed in regular, fully clothed jeans and an Oxford shirt when a white dude driving in his car yelled, “Hhow much for a BJ?” I am a Christian and practicing abstinence with a degree from an HBCU. I’m a missionary and basically a nun and may never even [...]

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