- On this blog, a woman in Los Angeles is arrested after she sprays mace at an aggressive harasser (!), a woman in Georgetown, DC, tells a harasser to stop and he tells her she can’t tell him what to do, a woman in Georgetown, DC, gets an apology from a harasser, and a woman in NYC is harassed by a group of teenagers on the subway on St. Patrick’s Day.
- On HollaBack NYC, a woman helps get a pervert at a diner kicked out, a group of women harass another woman using race-based slurs, a woman photographs a creepy guy on the train, and a group of men harass a woman from their car as she walks home in Brooklyn.
- On HollaBack DC, a woman is grabbed by a man on a subway escalator, a guy threatens to walk a woman home, a man yells out to a woman from his car and then curses at her when she doesn’t thank him for the “compliment,” another woman gets into a dialogue with a harasser after he calls her sweetheart, and another man tells a woman he has condoms and all he wants is one night with her.
- Street harassment stories on other blogs: “Rape Culture Hurts Everyone,” on Feminuity, “Street Harassment [in Morocco],” on Studying Abroad, and “Dear Creepers,” on Stories from the Realm.
In the News:
- My Republica reported on street harassment in Nepal.
- A man was arrested under suspicious of assaulting two transwomen in NYC with a metal pole.
- Toronto’s The Globe and Mail printed an article entitled “Guys, catcalls are never cool” (I’m quoted in it).
- Numerous news sources and blogs reported on research by Stephanie Chaudoir and Diane Quinn of the University of Connecticut that revealed that based on how women who are harassed feel, men who harass women in public give all men a bad name.
- HollaBack NYC is looking for volunteers with various skill sets to help them take their work to the next level.
- Share why you “Holla Back” for the HollaBack NYC website.
- Sign up for Washington, DC, based Defend Yourself’s annual class on dealing with street harassers, being held on May 22.
Resource of the Week:
- Todd Denny’s book Unexpected Allies: Men Who Stop Rape