Today, 2 men followed me until I reached my destination obviously deviating from their original route and paying no attention to me telling them I don’t want to talk, one guy insisted I get in his car, and one on the bus (despite me fervently ignoring him) came and sat next to me and continuously tried to touch me, then called me crazy for telling him to fuck off. — Asked by keepcalmandcuddleyourteddybear
wechalkwalk:

"reclaim the street"Hollaback! Italia. Milan, Italy

wechalkwalk:

"reclaim the street"
Hollaback! Italia. Milan, Italy

littlemisssocks:

some guys driving a bit away behind me honked at me like 10 times and when they passed shouted “WOOOOO!”
then some other guys drove past and whistled. One of them was hanging their head out of the window flicking their tongue at me. 
That doesn’t make me feel pretty.
That makes me feel gross, even more so because I don’t know if they were serious or if they were making fun of me

"I Want To Feel Safe Enough to Take the Train Home"

Saturday night at 1:30 a.m., I was walking to my apartment from the train. It’s about a 10 minute walk, so I was already very alert and armed with pepper spray just in case. I experienced 4 (4!!!) different incidents of harassment on my way home. I think what upset me the most about it was that I was alone and already nervous about my walk home, but to add disgusting sexual catcalls in the mix just enraged me. How dare these strangers make me feel so afraid and nervous walking through my own neighborhood in my own city. I want it to stop. I want to feel safe enough to take the train home instead of paying for a cab that I can’t afford.

- Ellen

balltillifall:

I’m very excited to share this video I made about the wonderful art project Stop Telling Women To Smile.

egosnecessity:

To the little girl (approx 3/4) who called out from her mum’s car “hello lady, you look really nice!” - you made my day.

To the guy who shouted something less pleasant from his car and then slowed down to follow me down the road - not so much.

ltcamerica:

Leo is here to talk to u about street harassment & how it makes people feel
When someone makes a lewd comment about ur appearance/clothing


When someone shouts a greeting at u from their car


When someone makes a sexual gesture at u

When someone touches u and u don’t feel safe enough to say/do anything

When they call u a bitch for not reciprocating

When someone blocks u from moving or leaving

When someone says “it’s just a joke”

Daily reminders of the existence of street harassers

ltcamerica:

Leo is here to talk to u about street harassment & how it makes people feel

When someone makes a lewd comment about ur appearance/clothing

When someone shouts a greeting at u from their car

When someone makes a sexual gesture at u

When someone touches u and u don’t feel safe enough to say/do anything

When they call u a bitch for not reciprocating


When someone blocks u from moving or leaving


When someone says “it’s just a joke”


Daily reminders of the existence of street harassers


cinematicnomad:

ahhh yes. walking home from work, in jeans and a t-shirt, listening to music and waiting for the light to change. THAT’S the time i want some random dude in his car to tell me how much he wants to fuck me. yeah. 

asshole.

Seriously tho. Why *should* she be asked to smile?

Asking a woman to smile is to make her more approachable. It’s to make you feel more comfortable - not her. I, personally, have zero fucks to give about being approachable to strange men on the street. Women are not here to entertain and please random folks.

Asking me to smile is akin to asking me to jump. Um. For what?There’s this weird responsibility placed on women to be happy and lady-like and pleasant all of the time. It rids us of being able to express our own range of human emotions.

No one is asking for men and women to not interact with each other. That’s silly. This project is asking for women to be interacted with as if they have agency over their own bodies.

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh

Creator of the Stop Telling Women To Smile project responded to a person who thinks women not smiling on demand is proof of the end of the world and division among men and women. (Seriously? WTF.)

Funny…I told my best friend about that person’s comment and she said it is the end of the world and division…for that person. A world shaped by the status quo is a world being shaken by the resistance to this status quo. The amount of hatred and bile I’ve faced since I started speaking out about street harassment has been interesting in that some men genuinely process harming women as necessary to their masculinity and thereby their identity. They think critique and rejection of street harassment is an attack on their identity, which is frightening… 

"Asking me to smile is akin to asking me to jump. Um. For what?"

(via gradientlair)

flavorpill:


 In another example of provocative photography combating the pervasiveness of street harassment, Rachel Graves’ Menagerie depicts the English photographer made up as animals that correspond to the words lobbed her way by men in public spaces, such as “bird,” “fox,” and “bitch.” 

Self-Portraits Offer Creative Response to Street Harassment

flavorpill:

 In another example of provocative photography combating the pervasiveness of street harassment, Rachel Graves’ Menagerie depicts the English photographer made up as animals that correspond to the words lobbed her way by men in public spaces, such as “bird,” “fox,” and “bitch.” 

Self-Portraits Offer Creative Response to Street Harassment

hollabackboston:

Our State Of The Streets infographic!!!! Share with your friends!

hollabackboston:

Our State Of The Streets infographic!!!! Share with your friends!

Thank You - Anti-Street Harassment Week

Dear Community -

THANK YOU for making International Anti-Street Harassment Week so impactful this year.

* We had our largest number of co-sponsors and from the most countries yet — 25!

* We had more than 30 major news hits, including New York Times, with more to come.

There were rallies, events, sidewalk chalking, flyering, street theater, wheat pasting, and lots of online engagement.

* We raised awareness from Australia to Nepal, from Germany to Peru, from San Francisco to Boston.

And that’s what this week is all about — raising awareness and amplifying each other’s voices.

hollabackboston:

Another chalk piece. #CopleySquare #Boston #EndSH #EndSHWeek (at Copley Square)

hollabackboston:

Another chalk piece. #CopleySquare #Boston #EndSH #EndSHWeek (at Copley Square)

wechalkwalk:

Hollaback! Des Moines. Iowa, USA30/3-5/4 #EndSHWeek International Anti-Street-Harassment Week  Internationale Anti-Straatintimidatie Week Semaine internationale contre le harcèlement de rue OFFLINE Actions/Acties in/en #Belgiëque:  * #Brussels, 3/4, 18h/u: Hollaback! Brussels #SafeBXL action (Contact brussels@ihollaback.org if you want to join & receive more info) * #Gent, 5/4, 14 h/u: Hollaback! Gent #ChalkWalk http://on.fb.me/1pEaQpf TWITTER * Tweet @HollabacBXL  tell us what #harassmentis for you? vertel ons wat #intimidatieIs voor jou? racontez nous ce que le #harcèlementEst pour vous ? * International Tweet-up 31/3: 19h/u: join an #EndSHWeek convo on #streetharassment. Host: @NoStHarassWeek

wechalkwalk:

Hollaback! Des Moines. Iowa, USA

30/3-5/4 
#EndSHWeek
International Anti-Street-Harassment Week
Internationale Anti-Straatintimidatie Week
Semaine internationale contre le harcèlement de rue

OFFLINE Actions/Acties in/en #Belgiëque:
* #Brussels, 3/4, 18h/u: Hollaback! Brussels #SafeBXL action (Contact brussels@ihollaback.org if you want to join & receive more info)
* #Gent, 5/4, 14 h/u: Hollaback! Gent #ChalkWalk http://on.fb.me/1pEaQpf

TWITTER
* Tweet @HollabacBXL
tell us what #harassmentis for you?
vertel ons wat #intimidatieIs voor jou?
racontez nous ce que le #harcèlementEst pour vous ?

* International Tweet-up 31/3:
19h/u: join an #EndSHWeek convo on #streetharassment. Host: @NoStHarassWeek