Posts tagged "street harassment"

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…

Tiffanie Drayton | October 31, 2014 - 12:00 pm

North Dakota Is Effectively Banning Abortion

North Dakota banned the abortion pill, leaving few options left for abortion in the state. [Think Progress]
Conservative pundit Dennis Prager said that rape is just “unwanted kisses”…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 30, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Funny Or Die’s Street Harassment Response And The Difference Between Men And Women In Public

Funny or Die made a response to Hollaback’s street harassment video and, of course, there are buzzkills all around. People who sympathize with women say it’s making light of a…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 30, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Efforts To Ban Same-Day Registration And Early Voting Are Voter Suppression

The effort to ban same-day voter registration and early voting amounts to massive voter suppression. [Slate]
PurrVerse columnist Kitty Stryker gives a thorough, nuanced analysis of all the…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 29, 2014 - 5:30 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 29, 2014 - 11:30 am

Anyone Who Says They Don’t See Street Harassment Happening: Here’s Your Proof

My very female-friendly male friends have told me repeatedly that the frequency with which they see and hear street harassment in no way matches up to the frequency with which…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Frisky Rant: Stop Telling Me Not To Be Rude, Asshole

Yesterday, at the farmer’s market, I encountered a man starring at me all googly-eyed and weird, who then sidled up next to me and said, all breathily, “Excuse me, what’s…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 23, 2014 - 1:00 pm

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.

Claire Hannum | October 17, 2014 - 2:30 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 17, 2014 - 1:30 pm

True Story: I Was Stalked By A Random Dude And My Friends Laughed About It

Last week, I had a stalker experience that left me feeling very uneasy. I frequent a Starbucks about a mile away from my house and sometimes just spend the entire…

Tiffanie Drayton | October 17, 2014 - 1:00 pm

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

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 13, 2014 - 1:00 pm

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…

Tiffanie Drayton | October 10, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Clayton “Relax And Enjoy It” Williams Is A Key Funder In GOP Campaign Against Wendy Davis In TX

Clayton Williams, a former Republican candidate for Texas governor who is famous for saying rape victims should “sit back and enjoy it,” is a major contributor to Greg Abbott’s…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 8, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Frisky Rant: What’s So Funny About Forcing A Woman To Kiss You?

A bunch of obviously misogynistic “pranks” have been circling my Facebook newsfeed for a few days now and it is just pissing me off. In one particular video, that really…

Tiffanie Drayton | September 23, 2014 - 10:00 am

Texas Throws Out Law Banning Creepshots

The Texas Supreme Court threw out a ban on “creepshots” this week, saying that it’s “paternalistic” for the government to “regulate the defendant’s mind” in a case in which someone…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 21, 2014 - 11:00 am

Kansas City Is Considering An Ordinance To Ban Street Harassment

Kansas City, Missouri, is considering an ordinance that would provide fines and jail time for street harassers. So Iguess I’m movin’ to Kansas City! I have family there, it’ll be…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 19, 2014 - 5:00 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 8, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Watch “The Daily Show” Take Down Catcalling

This week, “The Daily Show” continued its crusade against political bullshittery by delving into the rampant sexism in Congress. After a bunch of creepy dudes weigh in how to properly “compliment”…

Claire Hannum | September 5, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Playboy — Yes, Playboy — Nails It With This “Should You Catcall Her?” Flowchart

I wouldn’t have expected Playboy, of all brands, to take such a righteous stand against catcalling with this handy flowchart (made by the talented Shea Strauss), but goddamn if I…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 27, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Hey, Doree Lewak, Catcalling Is Disgusting — Deal With It!

Look, Doree Lewak, I’m not going to tell you not to court male attention or that you’re wrong for enjoying compliments — within reason — from strangers. I’m not going…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 19, 2014 - 11:00 am