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Women Explain Why It’s Not On Them To Stop Street Harassment

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 08.28.2015 | Women

"I don't dress for a guy." "I don't dress for a girl." "I don't dress to make somebody else happy." That's how a new video about street harassment and...

5 Everyday Actions You Can Take to Support Gender Equality (and They're Not All What You'd Expect)

Krystina Nguyen | Posted 07.15.2016 | Impact
Krystina Nguyen

If you go to any toy store, the section marked for boys has sporting equipment, action figures, and race cars. The section for girls? Princess dolls and play vanity sets. What messages do we send when these are the general choices we give our kids?

Argentina May Outlaw Street Harassment Of Women

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.12.2015 | World

A viral video from a Buenos Aires woman who had had enough with constant street harassment could be responsible for a serious crackdown on catcalls in...

HeartMob Will Provide Real-Time Support To People Being Harassed Online

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women

An estimated 40 percent of Internet users have been harassed online, and a new service wants to help victims as it happens. The anti-harassment gr...

Her Sexual Assault Went Viral -- Now She's Speaking Out

Leslie Goldman | Posted 02.18.2015 | Women
Leslie Goldman

Her name is Elisa Lopez. She is not a nameless subway passenger in a skirt. She is not a YouTube video. She is not a blurred face. She is you, she is me, she is your sister and your best friend.

10 Hours of Catcalling Straight Men in NYC as a Gay Man: How to Get Fag-Bashed

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

If catcalling is just about how men are "hardwired" and therefore should be accepted, surely straight men should have no problem with gay men paying them compliments on their bodies and offering greetings on the street, right? Wrong. I don't even have to make the video to know what would happen. And that exposes the fallacy of catcallers who say that they're "just being men."

Catcalling and Street Harassment Should Absolutely Be a Crime

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 01.19.2015 | Crime
J.J. Colagrande

This issue should continue to be examined, articulated and pressed forward with the legitimate chance of actualizing legislation to ensure that catcalling and street harassment is a prosecutable crime.

When Did 'Hello' Become Harassment?

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.16.2015 | Style
Maria Rodale

Help me understand this. If a man--a stranger--says, "How are you this morning?" or "Have a nice evening" to a woman--a stranger--on the street, we're to interpret this as sexual harassment? What if he says, "God bless you--have a good day, alright?" Still harassment?

If You're Underprivileged and I'm Not Attracted to You, Is 'Hello' Harassment?

Sharanya Haridas | Posted 01.17.2015 | Women
Sharanya Haridas

Street harassment and gender-based violence are real and serious. They should be recognized and called out for what they are. However, to accuse men of harassment just because you don't want to associate with them for whatever reason is a gross trivialization of actual harassment.

Women Of Color React To That Viral Catcalling Video

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 11.10.2014 | Women

Last week, Hollaback's viral catcalling video drew unprecedented attention to the issue of street harassment -- but many viewers felt that the video d...

Street Harassment Happens In Every Neighborhood, Even Wealthy Ones

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.31.2014 | Women

After a video documenting more than 100 instances of catcalling one woman faced in New York City went viral this week, responses highlighting its pro...

We Are All As Blind To Racism As Men Are To Street Harassment

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
Marianne Mollmann

The video left me with large question marks and quite a bit of discomfort about its unspoken racial bias.

What To Do When You See A Woman Walking Down The Street -- A Flowchart Guide For Men

Jeff Bogle | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
Jeff Bogle

I've created this easy-to-follow flow chart that should pretty much explain to all men how we should act while walking down the street.

Watch This Woman Receive 100 Catcalls While Walking Around For A Day

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 10.28.2014 | Women

Ten hours of walking around New York City, 100 catcalls and one huge problem. Rob Bliss of Rob Bliss Creative makes viral videos for a living and ...

Why One Woman Is Photographing Her Catcallers

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.11.2014 | Women

When she moved to Brooklyn in 2011, Caroline Tompkins quickly got tired of being catcalled. It felt as though whenever she left her apartment, she wou...

How Street Harassment Became An 'All-American Pastime'

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 08.01.2014 | Women

"It's constant, it's inescapable, it's hard to get away from." That's how the "Street Harassment: Sidewalk Sleazebags and Metro Molesters" video b...

Seven Leaders to Inspire You to Act

Adria D. Goodson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Adria D. Goodson

Today we announce the seven women and men chosen as our 2014 Prime Movers fellows who will inspire you next or may have already done so.

Street Harassment: Getting the Message

Anna Kegler | Posted 06.04.2014 | Impact
Anna Kegler

Just telling people that a behavior is wrong is not the same as giving them the tools to change it.

Replacing Sexism With Racism Is Not a Proper Hollaback

Hollaback | Posted 05.04.2014 | Women

What's the biggest myth about street harassment? That men of color comprise the majority of offenders. It's a myth as old as this nation: the idea that Black men are more likely to be sexual predators -- especially of white women.

10 Things That Street #HarassmentIs, In Case You Really Don't Think It's Important

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.03.2014 | Impact
Soraya Chemaly

Harassment is a global issue, it doesn't affect everyone equally, and it is a serious problem that undermines equality in the public sphere.

When Was the First Time You Were Harassed?

Debjani Roy | Posted 04.12.2014 | Impact
Debjani Roy

Whether you're talking about the comments like "hey baby" or "can I get a piece of that?"; the leering and lip smacking; the overtly physical acts of touching and groping; the non-physical but threatening acts like public masturbation, being the target of street harassment can start early.

Here's The Best Way To Holler At A Woman On The Street

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 04.30.2014 | Women

Because some men seem to have a fair amount of trouble with this, here's the best way for any gentleman to successfully holler at a woman on the stree...

Why We Won't Be Buying This Beauty Product

Posted 11.15.2013 | Women

Any beauty product that suggests you'll get catcalled after using it seems like a terrible investment. The packaging for a new Vanilla Flame Body ...

Street Harassment: Is a Man Running Over a 14-Year Old Girl for Refusing Sex Serious Enough?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 11.27.2013 | Crime
Soraya Chemaly

Just because men's casual perusal of and unwanted interactions with women are normalized doesn't make street harassment okay. Just because men want dates and aren't sure how to get them doesn't make street harassment okay.

What We Wish People Would Say To Us On The Street

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.19.2013 | Women

Whether it's sexual innuendos, comments about specific body parts or the occasional frustrating "Hey honey, why aren't you smiling?," practically ever...