street harassment

Kenya: Undress Me Not

correspondents, street harassment | on March, 03, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Linnet Nyawira Mwangi, Kisumu, Kenya, SSH Blog Correspondent I recently watched the widely viewed street harassment video “Ten hours of walking in NYC as a woman” where a young woman wearing jeans and a crewneck t-shirt walked through Manhattan, and I couldn’t help but notice the countless times she was harassed on the streets. This made [...]

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Women’s History: Street Harassment Resistance in 1944 and 1970

History, street harassment | on March, 03, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Happy Women’s History Month! Here are two examples of street harassment resistance in the U.S. about which you may not know. They are both included in the introduction of my forthcoming book about global street harassment activism that I submitted to my editor on Sunday (!). The book will be out in early September 2015. [...]

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What I’m Reading: Early March Edition

News stories, street harassment | on March, 02, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Here are a few street harassment-related articles from the past week or so! But first, some exciting news: New Jersey Assembly Bill No. 3938 (to strengthen legislation so it includes up-skirt photos in public spaces) is scheduled for consideration by the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Thursday, March 05, 2015 at 10:00 AM in Committee Room [...]

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“You’re gonna make me cum!”

street harassment | on February, 28, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

On my way to work, I heard a man yelling “uhh!! Uhhh!! You’re gonna make me cum!!” and looked up to see a man violently masturbating at me with his pants down around his knees. I called 911 to report this, and waited 45 minutes before anyone showed up to take down any information. It [...]

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“I’m just trying to go home with you”

Stories, street harassment | on February, 27, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

On Friday, February 20th, a man started verbally harassing me in the Prospect Park Q train station, asking if he could get inside my coat with me. I abruptly walked down to the platform to be around more people. When the train arrived, I got on and noticed he’d sat down across from me. Three [...]

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UN Please Include Street Harassment in Beijing + 20

street harassment | on February, 26, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

We’ve joined the following organizations in asking the United Nations and all member states to make a commitment to eradicating street harassment in Beijing + 20: Chega de Fiu-Fiu, iHollaback Bahamas, iHollaback Bogotá, Observatorio Contra el Acoso Callejero Chile, Observatorio Contra el Acoso Callejero Colombia, Observatorio Contra el Acoso Callejero Nicaragua, Observatorio Contra el Acoso [...]

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Australia: Mental Health and Street Harassment

correspondents, street harassment | on February, 26, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Tara Willoughby, Canberra, Australia, SSH Blog Correspondent Like street harassment, mental illness is a subject that does not get enough serious discussion. In 2007, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) estimated that almost half of all Australians would experience a mental illness in their lifetime, and 1 in 5 Australians will experience mental illness in any [...]

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