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Street Harassment

What Not to Say When a Woman Shares Experiences With Street Harassment

Christina Berchini | Posted 02.25.2015 | Women
Christina Berchini

It is OK to lack the ability to relate to certain experiences. In fact, admitting that you are not able to relate to something is the preferred response. It means that you are listening. Sometimes silence, accompanied by a caring heart and open ears, is the only appropriate response.

Men, Catcalling Is Your Problem, Too

Taylor Griffith | Posted 02.25.2015 | Women
Taylor Griffith

It's disappointing enough that females need to be recognized as someone else's family member instead of as individual human beings before they can receive the respect they already deserve.

The Inconvenienced Catcaller

Rekha Shankar | Posted 02.18.2015 | Comedy
Rekha Shankar

Firstly, the idea that anyone wants an unsolicited, aggressive opinion about their body is an anomaly. Secondly, yeah, we get it, you want to have sex. Cool. A lot of people do.

How Wednesday Addams Would React To Catcalling

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 02.18.2015 | Women

Don't tell Wednesday Addams to smile. In a new episode from the web series "Adult Wednesday Addams," created by Melissa Hunter, Wednesday follows ...

How One Artist Is Challenging The Harsh Reality Of Street Harassment In Mexico City

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.12.2015 | Arts

In 2012, Brooklyn-based artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh embarked upon a project titled "Stop Telling Women to Smile." The series, comprised of portraits p...

When Street Harassers Realize The Women They're Catcalling Are Their Moms Undercover

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 01.28.2015 | Women

If you've ever wanted to tell a street harasser to stick it where the sun don't shine, but couldn't find the right words -- don't worry, these mamas g...

I'm A Feminist Who's Flattered By Catcalling

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 01.24.2015 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

What kind of feminist must I be if I'm at odds with the fundamental feminist principle that street harassment dehumanizes women?

Panti Bliss Just Made Another Important Statement About Street Harassment

Patrick McNeil | Posted 01.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Patrick McNeil

Bliss isn't asking for you to consider more carefully the little things - like holding your partner's hand - so that you too feel what she's felt her entire life. She's asking for a greater understanding of your privilege, because all the little things she experiences add up to something pretty big. And that's significant.

What We Were Really Feeling in 2014

Karen Cahn | Posted 03.02.2015 | Women
Karen Cahn

Everybody knows that it's not cool to air your dirty laundry on Facebook. I mean, come on, nobody really wants to know about your sexless marriage. Why? Because it forces them to think about their own sexless marriage. I

When Is Street Harassment a Big Deal?

Mindi Westhoff | Posted 02.28.2015 | Women
Mindi Westhoff

People should be allowed to go grocery shopping without feeling fear. Women should be able to walk the streets of their neighborhood without tapping into their fight or flight responses. And public spaces should be safe ones.

People Thought This Black Woman Was A Prostitute Because She's Married To A White Man

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 12.01.2014 | Black Voices

Four years ago, Maureen Evans Arthurs had her first experience of being mistaken for a prostitute as a result of being married to a white man. She...

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

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.20.2015 | Gay 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.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Murder Charges For Man Who Allegedly Killed Woman After She Rejected Him

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.13.2014 | Crime

A suspect has been charged in connection with the death of Mary "Unique" Spears, a Detroit woman shot to death after allegedly rejecting the man's sex...

Watch Men Explain Why They Harass Women On The Street

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 11.12.2014 | Women

Apparently, this is a real justification for catcalling: "If you have a beautiful body, why can't I say something?" In the wake of the recent viral...

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...

'Hello' Isn't Always 'Hello' in NYC

Shannon Deep | Posted 01.06.2015 | New York
Shannon Deep

I stared at my computer, at a loss for how to explain to a male non-New Yorker exactly why 'Hi!' doesn't mean 'Hi!' in certain situations to a female New Yorker. It can be a one-sided message from a man to a woman. And the message, loud and clear to the woman on the receiving end is: "I'm sexualizing you."

#DudesGreetingDudes Hilariously Proves Catcalling Isn't 'Just A Compliment'

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 12.29.2014 | Women

If you know a man trying to argue that catcalling is a harmless way to greet someone on the street, we have a hashtag for you to share. Blogger and...

Why I Disagree With The Universal Outrage Over The Catcalling Video

Lisa Goich-Andreadis | Posted 01.04.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Goich-Andreadis

Is it wrong that I sort of wish that ONE man would catcall me when I walked down the street? That was my initial reaction to the Catcall Woman Video that went viral last week. I felt dirty even thinking that out loud.

Open Letter to Shoshana Roberts

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 01.03.2015 | Comedy
Sybil Adelman Sage

I'm sympathetic, Shoshana. I, too, resented being accosted by men who give themselves permission to be aggressive, but it won't always be this way. The only man who started up with me on the street this year wanted to sell me a lulav and etrog.

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...

Rush Limbaugh Has A Despicable Take On Viral Catcalling Video

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 10.31.2014 | Media

Just when you thought Rush Limbaugh had insulted women enough. During an Oct. 30 segment of "The Rush Limbaugh Show," Limbaugh responded to the vir...

11 Times It's OK To Tell A Woman To Smile

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 10.31.2014 | Women

If you've been on the Internet in the past couple days, you've probably seen that viral video showing all the catcalls one woman received while walkin...

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.