After a short hiatus during a hectic travel/speaking month for me, I’m back with this weekly series. Read stories, news articles, blog posts, and tweets about street harassment from the past week and find relevant announcements and upcoming street harassment events.
Street Harassment Stories:
I accept street harassment submissions from anywhere in the world. Share your story!
You can read new street harassment stories on the Web from the past week at:
- Stop Street Harassment Blog
- Hollaback Alberta
- Hollaback Atlanta
- Hollaback Baltimore
- Hollaback Berlin
- Hollaback Buenos Aires
- Hollaback Columbia, MO
- Hollaback Croatia
- Holla Back DC!
- Hollaback Dortmund
- Hollaback El Paso
- Hollaback France
- Hollaback Israel
- Hollaback Mexico DF
- Hollaback NYC
- Hollaback Ottawa
- Hollaback Philly
- The Christian Science Monitor, “Street harassment of women: It’s a bigger problem than you think;” syndicated on Yahoo News
- ACLU BLog, “Just A Smack On The Ass: A Tale Of Sexual Assault, Vengeance And Nervous Swearing;” syndicated on Alternet.org and Daily Kos
- Bitchmedia, “Takin’ it to the Streets: Is France’s Niqab Ban Street Harassment?”
- ShoutOut! JMU, “I Like the Way Your Tits Bounce”: Why Street Harassment Isn’t Okay and What You Can Do to Help“
- Gender News, ““Smashing the Masher:” The early women’s movement against street harassment in America“
- AAUW Dialog, “Volunteers Audit Safety of D.C. Streets“
- Gender Across Borders, “Anti-Street Harassment and the DC Community Safety Audit“
- Ms Blog, “A How-To on Youth Activism“
- Jezebel, “France has an Image Problem“
- OC Weekly Blog, “Artists in Santa Ana Artists Village Cover Up for One of Their Own, Accused of Sexually Harassing Minors“
- Maine Civil Liberties Union, “Good Game”? Not Always So Good.“
- Gizmodo, “Pervert Alert: This Camera Can See Through Clothes“
- The Korea Herald, “Judge resigns over subway sexual harassment“
- Metro New York, “Subway sexual harassment: Help Metro find this pervert“
- Gizmodo, “Sketchy “Street Photographers” Descend On Boston’s Downtown Crossing“
- The Hindu, “Fighting sexual violence against women online“
- Calcutta Tube, “WOMEN HARASSMENT: TECHNOLOGY TO THE RESCUE“
- Help fund the Hey, Shorty! on the road book tour to end gender-based violence in schools and on the streets.
- Check out a new website, How Many Women Find Street Harassment Flattering?
- College students, enter the Hollaback essay contest, entries due August 1.
- Are you in Egypt? Use HarassMap to report your street harassers
- Have an iPhone? Download the Hollaback iPhone app that lets you report street harassers
10 Tweets from the Week:
- LouLaRoche #streetharassment Got whistled at on way home from park with my 5yo son. Annoyed already, I yelled “Hollaback, asshole!” and felt better.
- always_already More #streetharassment on way to work: white van slowed down to shout at me and car behind it almost crashed into back of it. Nice
- FatBlackDiva So, Mr. Random Man, you say you like my hair. Ok, but shld yr nxt move be to ask if I’m married? Feh. #streetharassment #foolishness
- nawwarah82 can’t cross the street or walk anywhere for fear of harassment #SaudiFail
- scatx That street harassment made me feel so good and so sexy today. I love it! #NationalOppositeDay
- BeachBumMIA Street harassment is a means of control used by men who are otherwise powerless #streetharassment
- always_already Lorry just went past, blared its horn at me + a girl behind who looks bout 14. Am wearing massive coat and baggy trousers #streetharassment
- hollabackatlWhoop whoop. I got the term “street harassment” published on Urban Dictionary today. Next stop, Merriam-Webster. Holla!
- huckapoo21 @hkearl @Happy_Sai I’m a guy in the U.S. and agree w u. Be a real man step up and have a discussion and cut the cat calls.
- Happy_Sai Street harassment is not flattering, it’s disturbing and scary.