Most women have experienced some shade of this situation: Someone (usually a person who isn't particularly polite) feels the need to name the relationship between the way you look and what you've accomplished, manifesting in comments like, "You're way too pretty to be a rocket scientist" or "You're a lawyer?! Why do that when you could have been a model?"
It never feels good to be valued primarily for skin deep things you can't control when you've ... Read More
BY Sarah Thomasson
on Oct 06, 2014
Jessica Williams has a gift when it comes to appealing to the everyday feminist. Her segment from last Thursday's episode of The Daily Show highlights the issue of catcalling and street harassment.
Showing how completely ordinary harassment is, Williams brings a camera along on her way to work. She gets catcalled by construction workers and a security guard. Just like Williams, getting the horny clap of approval from any guy does not improve my day, it actually ... Read More
BY Samantha Albala
on Sep 25, 2014
I have been brainstorming for years the best way to react to catcallers, and I think Caroline Tompkins has found it. Her creative and powerful photo project titled “Hey Baby” turns the lens on her verbal assaulters. The 22-year-old art student claimed walking around her own neighborhood was unbearable and she would constantly be harassed. In taking photos of the jerks that think they are in the right, she is able to turn around and confront the ... Read More
BY Alanna Vagianos
on Oct 16, 2013
Hannah Price grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado and had never truly experienced street harassment until she moved to Philadelphia. If you’ve ever walked around in a big city (New York is definitely no exception), you’ve felt the horrible effects of street harassment. Street harassment makes you feel like that nightmare we’ve all had where you step into class or your office and realize ... Read More
BY Amy LaCount
on May 28, 2013
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the most exposed of them all?
Glasgow’s Shimmy Club is recently garnering some much-deserved criticism for installing one-way mirrors, also known as two-way mirrors, in women’s bathrooms so that male customers can receive a peep show.
In order to catch a look at these unsuspecting women’s reflections, clubgoers are required to buy a private booth for the night, aptly titled “Smoke and Mirrors,” which can go up to ... Read More