- On this blog, a woman in Manchester, UK, talks about how a man was upset she didn’t want to talk after he “complimented” her on the street, and another woman shares a time she was followed by a persistent harasser when she visited Washington, DC.
- On HollaBack NYC a woman in Los Angeles tells how a man harassed her from his car.
- On HollaBack DC! a bystander got a metro harasser to apologize! another woman successfully confronted her harasser, a woman encountered two bus harassers, and a woman was harassed at a Barnes and Noble,
In the News:
- What bystanders can do to help survivors of groping.
- A groping victim’s guide to DC.
- How women and men can experience street harassment differently (via the guy’s guide to feminism).
- Guys who grab butts (via the Washington City Paper)
- Soon there may be women-only taxis in Alexandria, Egypt.
- A survey in New Delhi, India, will lead to changes to make public places safer for women.
- Want an easy way to report harassers from your phone or want to receive a report showing all the places harassment has recently occurred? Then vote for HollaBack 2.0! This is a proposed project by HollaBack NYC and RightRides and they’re in the second round of a competition for funding to make this a reality.
Resource of the Week:
- Liz Stanley’s & Sue Wise’s book Georgie Porgie: Sexual Harassment in Everyday Life. (London: Pandora Press, 1987). A lot of the book is applicable to street harassment and even though it’s over 20 years old, it’s still completely relevant (sadly).