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Seven Leaders to Inspire You to Act

Adria D. Goodson | Posted 05.22.2014 | 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
Hollaback

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...

Smile, Sizeist! New Tumblr Shames Fat Shamers

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 06.11.2013 | Women

You've probably seen it happen. If you are overweight, it may have happened to you. A complete stranger looks a fat person over and, loud enough for e...

Alcohol, Street Harassment and Fault: A Bartender's Dilemma

Hollaback | Posted 08.05.2013 | New York
Hollaback

By Lindsey Lovel Rarely does a day go by where I am not whistled at, smacked at, kissed at, grunted at, or generally holla'd at. It's more than anno...

Shaping Stories of Violence: Power of the Online Bystander

Hollaback | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact
Hollaback

The way we talk about violence shapes the way we think about it. Today, many of these discussions take place through our keyboards online.

I Spoke Up Against Sexual Assault on the Street

Erica Cheung | Posted 07.03.2013 | College
Erica Cheung

Today I yelled back at a "gentle" man who cat-called me. I was on the phone with my mom on my way to school when a man in a truck drove by and yelled at me in Spanish. His eyes ogled me as if I was a piece of meat or something.

Hollaback! App Will Team Up With New York City Council To Document Street Harassment

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 03.22.2013 | Women

Emily May wants to end street harassment. To do so, she's getting people -- and legislators -- to start talking about it. May is the Executive Dir...

To New Delhi: A Letter Back, From Washington, DC

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.10.2013 | World
Soraya Chemaly

Violence against women, everything from "harmless" catcalls to gang rape, means one thing which cannot be said enough: Nowhere in the world do girls and women feel safe.

Standing Up to Street Harassment

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 12.29.2011 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Here are three things to think about before we continue to tell our daughters to ignore a lifetime of "cat" calls, sexually explicit comments and sexist remarks.

Girls Hollaback At Harassment With Mobile App

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Catcalling is a deceptively gentle term. This "harmless" male activity can quickly turn from merely uncomfortable to an aggressive violation. Emily ...