Posts tagged "catcalling"

How Not To Pick Up Women In Public

Ahhh, summer. The season of sundresses, tans and half-naked bodies; where attractive humans emerge from their wintry dens and take to beaches and parks with gorgeous abandon.

Perhaps you are newly rid of your cuffing season partner, or maybe you’ve been single for a long time, but either way, many men see summer…

By: Ask Men / May 19, 2015

Clueless Sexist Dude Catcalls A Woman During An Anti-Catcalling Video

Buzz60, a fun video grabbing site that puts out quirky and interesting content, did a small street interview piece on catcalling hosted by Patrick Jones that was meant to be about anti-street harassment and anti-catcalling. On Twitter, Jones called the impromptu interview “the craziest interview of my career.” The guy who basically stepped in to…

By: Katrin Higher / April 18, 2015

Now There Are “No Catcall Zones” In NYC

It’s catcall season, everyone.

By: Megan Reynolds / April 15, 2015

Catcallers Shoot At Man Trying To Stop Them From Harassing A Woman

Street harassment! It’s not just a danger for women anymore! Now, it seems, men are getting shot at for attempting to stop it. Police in Albuquerque, New Mexico are on the lookout for three men who they say shot at a man who told them to stop harassing a woman at a gas station.

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 4, 2015

CBS Really, Really Wants You To Know That Supergirl Will Have Feminist Themes

CBS is insisting that the new Supergirl show will have feminist themes. [Daily Dot]
Is it hypocritical for Hollywood to support “Je Suis Charlie” when they exercise censorship as a matter of course? [The Daily Beast]
Uh oh, looks like Mitt Romney is actually a viable Republican candidate for the 2016 presidential…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 13, 2015

Frisky Q&A: “Daily Show” Correspondent Jessica Williams Gets Scientific

Last week, “Daily Show” correspondent Jessica Williams paid a visit to the NYU science labs to conduct some #EmojiScience experiments. The GE #EmojiScience campaign set out to prove that there’s science in everything by creating experiments that relate to emojis. Scientists then sent out Snapchat footage of celebrity guests like Bill Nye, Gary Vaynerchu, Baratunde Thurston and…

By: Claire Hannum / December 19, 2014

Be My Boyfriend: Ben Schwartz, Who Stood Up To A Catcaller, Was Stabbed Nine Times, And Is Calling For An End To Street Harassment

Dear Ben Schwartz,
I am so, so sorry for the injuries you incurred to your face, neck, and back after a catcaller stabbed you when you approached him to ask him to stop harassing your girlfriend. That is monstrous. It just goes to show that catcalling really isn’t “just a compliment” or a ma…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 24, 2014

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Is Resigning

Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson is negotiating his resignation. [Salon]
The police have been lying about the distance between Mike Brown’s body and Darren Wilson’s car, which affects the argument about whether Wilson was genuinely in danger and thus justified in shooting to kill. [RawStory]
Meanwhile, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has compared…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 21, 2014

Simmons College Is Now Trans* Inclusive

Simmons College in Boston is adopting trans* inclusivity. [Boston Globe]
According to the Minneapolis media’s #PointerGate, pointing your finger makes you a gang member. [The Root]
If you believe women should like being catcalled, let Amanda Marcotte tell you why your opinion isn’t relevant. [Raw Story]…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 7, 2014

Why Dudes Don’t Greet Other Dudes

After that NYC catcalling video went viral online, some men (not all men!) were upset, not because they were trying to defend their right to shout “nice tits” at a random woman, but because even non-sexual comments were being defined as harassment. For instance, Michael Che, co-host of “Saturday Night Live”’s Weekend Update, wrote on Facebook,…

By: Miri Mogilevsky / November 7, 2014

White Women Failed Wendy Davis (And Texas In General)

White women in Texas failed Wendy Davis and the whole rest of the state. [RH Reality Check]
Read this interview with intersex people to find out what life is like for them. [Cosmopolitan]
Here are the five worst states for black people. [The Root]
Read about Harry Potter’s lessons about bullying.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 6, 2014

The Auckland Version Of The Street Harassment Video Is Just Kind Of Boring

Can this video be my life? This is awesome. The New Zealand Herald hired model Nicola Simpson to recreate the Hollaback street harassment video by walking around Auckland for 10 hours and filming it.
The result? Well, nothing. The time went by and Simpson was left, by and large, to go about her business.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 6, 2014

An Open Letter About The Racist Undertones Of That Viral Street Harassment Video

Dear Hollaback & Rob Bliss Creative,

I have watched your collaborative video depicting the menacing street harassment of a young, white woman as she casually walked through the streets of New York. You captured dozens of men making unwarranted comments — some more “innocent” than others — as well as the incredibly uncomfortable…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / October 31, 2014

Everything Is Terrible: Woman In Catcalling Video Gets Rape Threats On YouTube

Misogyny just doesn’t exist! Catcalls are compliments! SMILE SWEETHEART. Tell that to Shoshanna B. Roberts, the New York City-based actress who starred in yesterday’s viral street harassment video (posting it again, above, because it’s worth watching multiple times), who then received rape threats in the comments section on YouTube. Hollaback, the anti-street harassment org. that…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 29, 2014

Woman Gets Groper Arrested By Posting His Picture On Twitter

When Julia Marquand walked into a Seattle store, a man started following her a little too closely, making her suspicious. He then proceeded to reach out and touch her butt. She told him to leave her alone, and he apologized, but that didn’t make up for what he’d just done. Twenty minutes later, she spotted…

By: Claire Hannum / October 17, 2014

Fed Up Artist Turns Catcalls Into Needlepoints

It continues to blow my mind that men remain dismissive of women’s complaints about street harassment, insistent that they’re “only” giving compliments and flirting, as if it’s completely irrelevant how such “compliments” actually make women feel. Brooklyn-based artist Elana Adler — like many, many, many, many women – was also sick of being catcalled and decided…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 17, 2014

7 Takeaways From The New York Post’s Uncritical Profile Of A Chronic Subway Harasser

I guess the New York Post is voting pro-harassment this election season, because they’ve gone a step beyond Doree Lewak’s now-sort-of-infamous “Deal With It!” pro-catcall manifesto by asking a nigh-professional New York subway harasser how he works his magic (and by magic, I mean misogyny). Here are the main takeaways from their profile of Bria…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 13, 2014

The Soapbox: Fear Me If You Do Not Respect My Right To Walk Down The Street In Peace

Before the movement to end street harassment really gained steam, I penned an essay about my childhood experiences as a poor, Black girl. In the piece, I detailed an interaction I had, at 11 years old with a group of men more than two times my age, where they publicly sexually harassed me while on my…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / October 10, 2014

“The Daily Show” Solves Catcalling With A Few Simple Suggestions

“The Daily Show”’s Jessica Williams has figured out how to stop catcallers from harassing you on the street and had a few suggestions for women, including changing our route to work, acting “like a psycho,” and these three rules: “Rule number one: Always wear oversized headphones. Rule number two: Master the fake phone call. Rule number

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 3, 2014

How To Flirt Without Being Predatory

Dudes the world over (I feel like until people stop saying “but I’m not like that!” I have to keep amending statements like this by saying OK GUYS #NOTALLMEN, WE GET IT, MOVING ON) claim that no, they’re not harassing women, they’re just flirting! Can’t they flirt? Is flirting illegal now? Why can’t we flirt…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 8, 2014
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