BY Sonia Edwards
on Jul 25, 2014
I love New York. I’ve lived here my whole life, and wouldn’t trade a minute of it for anything. That being said, there’s a lot about growing up in a big city, especially for a young woman, that’s not so great. I’m thinking particularly of street harassment—it’s something that I, along with countless others around the world, have had to deal with almost every day from a very young age.
Some of my friends yell ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on Jul 09, 2014
Street harassment is nothing new. Kat, of the Youtube vlog TheeKatsMeoww, totally nails it in her recent vlog about why women can’t even eat on the street without their actions being sexualized.
Isn’t that ridiculous? There is literally no reason why eating food, something which every human being on the planet does to stay alive should be sexualized.
Way to go, Kat, for making another amazing and totally on-point ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Jun 04, 2014
There’s a brand-new building going up in my neighborhood, about a block from my subway stop. I’m not even going to bother explaining what that means. If you're a woman, you know the deal.
As I approach, I feel my shoulders rounding forward, my gait shortening and shuffling. My eyes are Super-Glued to the sidewalk. I want to hide, but I can’t get to the subway unless I go down this particular block, and here they are, and here comes the low whistle ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
on May 19, 2014
So, it's right around the bend: the season of the flesh. It is about to be (already kind of is?) super sticky out, which means it's time to try on your old shorts/skirts/dresses to see if they still fit/look for an excuse to buy some cuter and trendier ones.
In being a people-watcher and shameless ease-dropper, I can't help but notice how much judgement is so casually thrown on women's dress--pretty much all the time, but especially in the summer, and ... Read More
Everyday, countless women are catcalled, harassed, and berated based solely on our gender. In a world where people shrug off sexism and claim that the feminist movement is no longer relevant, it helps to have a reminder like Everyday Sexism, a website devoted to chronicling submitted real-life experiences of girls and women.
The Guardian producer Leah Green set out to showcase the prevalence of sexual harassment in her new video, in which she ... Read More
BY Oriana Asano
on Apr 02, 2014
In case you didn’t know, we are currently in the middle of International Anti-Street Harassment Week. (Hooray!) However, there’s nothing more sobering than seeing an incredibly misogynistic catcalling advertisement promoting…chocolate candy? Snickers decided it was a good idea to hire actors to play construction workers to yell “loud empowering statements” at women on the street. But, watch the women’s reactions. Very few of ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Sep 16, 2013
Sylvan Esso is a spacey, melodic duo composed of Amelia Randall Meath (of Mountain Man) and Nicholas Sandborn (of Megafun). This collabo spawned their first release less than a month ago: the Hey Mami/Play it Right 12" is an EP featuring mixed, accapella, and instrumental versions of the two songs.
"Hey Mami" is the song we can't get out of our heads. Meath's voice trickles in, building harmonies worthy the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack. Subtle ... Read More
I think I was 12 the first time I was called a slut. Maybe 14, because I recall having faded purple hair and wearing a Tripp miniskirt at the time, but young enough where the only thing I could do was go to a strip mall with friends, my mom’s cell phone in my pocket. And I remember standing at a street corner with my fellow baby-teens when a pair of guys pulled up to us, desperately trying to get our attention, before declaring that we were a bunch of ... Read More
BY Laurel Walsh
on Jul 11, 2013
In the most epic standoff since Marilyn Wildflower's pedophile takedown, Anna Graham scared off a pair of muggers using just her no-bull attitude.
Anna was smoking in her pajamas outside her home last week when it happened. Two men approached, robbed her friend’s nearby parked car, pulled out a hand gun, and told Anna to give them her wallet.
The 54-year-old woman responded with unbelievable (and probably inadvisable) guts: “Are you kidding ... Read More
BY Katharine Ernst
on Jun 27, 2013
Women’s position in Egyptian society has become so dire that they are disappearing from the public sphere just so they don’t have to deal with men. The sexual harassment and assault that occurs everyday has dramatically increased within the past year, most likely due to interior instability.
After the Arab Spring, Egypt has really been in political and social limbo, and the women are suffering most of all - an environment with an undercurrent of ... Read More