I was in a rush from class, to travel to another campus for a friend’s birthday. I wanted to bring cupcakes. I hopped on the Circulator and headed down to find the Charm City Cupcakes shop on Charles Street. As I walked up to I believe Mulberry Street, I got a few looks and honks … Continued
Happy Winter! Less people leave the house in cold weather, leaving less of a chance to be street harassed, so here’s hoping your chilly weekend is a pleasant one. Enjoy this comic from A Softer World and laugh the frustration away! Thanks to Hollaback! Boston for the heads up.
BY VICTORIA TRAVERS AND ANNE MARIE BUTLER By using the Universal Declaration of Human Rights there may be no confusion as to whether Street Harassment is a Human Rights issue. Article 1 states: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act … Continued
Myself and my 3 roomies headed to the Slut Walk last weekend. It was a wonderful experience, and I’m so glad we took part. But, something scary happened. On one of the streets we walked down, several different men (they weren’t together) shouted into the crowd of people marching. One man yelled “I was raped” … Continued
by Rachel Roth My outfit is not an invitation for your lewd comments or sexual advances. Ever. I have the right to wear the shortest, tightest dress I own, a bikini, or even running shorts, and not worry about possible repercussions. However, it’s nearly impossible for women to walk down the street without fear of … Continued
Street Harassment Focus Group Opportunity! The letter below has been submitted by an awesome young lady I met at Goucher’s Take Back The Night event. If anyone is interested please get in touch with her. I plan on being there myself and would love to meet some of our readers and story submitters! -Shawna, director … Continued
This morning as I was walking to work, a simple car honk got to me. I don’t know if it was even directed at me, and obviously other things have been said to me that have been worse before. But for some reason, this morning the honk got to me, probably because I wasn’t already … Continued
SlutWalk is finally coming to Baltimore! This global movement protesting violence against womyn and victim-blaming (sounds familiar!) was sparked by a Toronto police officer earlier this year who explained to a campus full of students “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized”. In response, thousands of people around … Continued
My friend L. just showed up to work, knocking on the door frantically. She told us that on her walk to work (middle of the day) she saw a guy in a car driving by her give her a weird look. She took a turn, then noticed that he began to slow down and drive … Continued
I had my ass grabbed while smoking outside a nightclub.