'Beach House Full of Girls' Proves Street Harassment Is Okay

An Interesting take on Street Harassment…. Clearly, the violence does not stop once you leave the street.

Response to Street Harassment

Harassment does not make you a man.

Black Women and Street Harassment: 'Even If You Don't Like It, You're Supposed to Appear That You Do'

thefeministpress:

We have not been given the opportunity to express the pain that we feel. What happens when we’re walking down the street is that people will harass us and see us as being both women and also black, and they understand that nobody gives a shit about us. The police won’t help us. A lot of our men won’t stick up for us, unfortunately. People know this. We are the women who they can take these things out on. They can sexually harass us, they can rape us, and who’s going to believe the word of a black woman? I’ve had conversations with white women who have said, “I’ve had guys say, ‘Hey sexy’ to me, and that’s as far as it’s gone. But I’ve seen black women get harassed, and it’s worse. It’s been, ‘Hey bitch’, and grabbing, and I just don’t understand why black women get it worse than we do.” It’s because they know that nobody is going to stick up for black women.

—at The Atlantic, activist Feminista Jones discusses the unique challenges faced by black women when walking down the street.

Two teams in Cameroon and Afghanistan working with our Safe Public Spaces Mentorship Program! Applications are due August 8th.

More info here: http://www.stopstreetharassment.org/our-work/mentoring-program/

Check out our safe spaces mentoring program

Stop Street Harassment (SSH)’s mentoring program empowers people to consider what efforts might decrease street harassment in their community, and then propose and carry out a project. Across three months, selected activists receive advice, network connections, input, and up to $250 for expenses from SSH. The 2014 period is September 1 through December 1.

sadly-saudi:

Hozier - To Be Alone (live in Kilkenny)

Never feel too good in crowds,

With folks around, when they’re playing

The anthems of rape culture loud,

Crude and proud creatures baying

All I’ve ever done is hide

You should be angry. You must not be bitter. Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. It doesn’t do anything to the object of its displeasure. So use that anger. You write it. You paint it. You dance it. You march it. You vote it. You do everything about it. You talk it. Never stop talking it.
Maya Angelou (via yungwaldorf)
Male privilege may be more obvious in other cultures, but in so-called Western culture it’s still ubiquitous. In fact, it’s so ubiquitous that it’s invisible. It is so pervasive as to be normalized, and so normalized as to be visible only in its absence. The vast, vast, vast majority of institutions, spaces, and subcultures privilege male interests, but because male is the default in this culture, such interests are very often considered ungendered. As a result, we only really notice when something privileges female interests

Lucy Gillam, When Worlds Collide: Fandom and Male Privilege (via fledglingtumult)

And before you argue that this is not true, read the whole article.

(via nurgespenster)

luvablemonsterrr:

Made a sad realization on twitter. These experiences shaped who I am and my attitudes towards men. I’m not the only one with these experiences either. Women are put in an environment where they are prey, where they are victimized for just being. Let us stop ignoring the issues of street harassment and blaming the victims. It effect many people negatively and needs to be addressed. Let’s talk about it.

luvablemonsterrr:

Made a sad realization on twitter. These experiences shaped who I am and my attitudes towards men. I’m not the only one with these experiences either. Women are put in an environment where they are prey, where they are victimized for just being. Let us stop ignoring the issues of street harassment and blaming the victims. It effect many people negatively and needs to be addressed. Let’s talk about it.

Help Stop Street Harassment of Children!

farrensquare:

Sassycrass on twitter, who is behind the “Not All Men” meme and founder of #yourslipisshowing, is brilliant and you should follow her.

Here she outlines a method she uses to intervene when she spots children being street harassed. Super effective method that I’ve used before to help anyone at any age escape a creeper.

Read it, use it, help each other out!

bikeladiesunite:

I’ve noticed my attire seems to prompt certain responses in other road users. How do I know it’s not just an off day? Because I have the ability to change clothes.

I’m called out on my appearance daily as I go about my business on public streets without the cover of a car. Even “ordinary” attire has drawbacks. It’s no surprise most days I find myself dressing to get the reaction I want when I bike. Or at least, the most benign reaction. 

But no matter what I’m wearing it’s still just me: complex, multidimensional, and in awesome shape. 

Bikeyface - “Not Asking For It


the-middle-eastern-feminist:

My body, MY choice! How we dress is not some sort of a secret flirt signal for you to approach us, stalk us, cat call, call out dirty comments that horrify and embarrass us in public or frighten us to walk down a street to get to school or work! Nobody wants to hear your misogynistic, perverted bullshit!

the-middle-eastern-feminist:

My body, MY choice! How we dress is not some sort of a secret flirt signal for you to approach us, stalk us, cat call, call out dirty comments that horrify and embarrass us in public or frighten us to walk down a street to get to school or work! Nobody wants to hear your misogynistic, perverted bullshit!