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Happy Friday BUSTies! It’s officially the weekend, and we know you deserve a treat after a week of kicking ass. So, here are some of this week’s feminist new stories to catch up on while you unwind with a few cocktails or an entire pizza, whatever strikes your fancy ‘cause it’s the freakin’ weekend. Read More
Badass Twitter activist Mikki Kendall created the hashtag #FirstHarassed to open up the conversation about when women first begin to experience sexual harassment. Unsurprisingly, the phrase quickly went viral; also unsurprisingly, harassment starts early for most girls. Ugh.   The anecdotes that have been accumulating on Twitter are substantiated by recent research from Hollaback! and the organization's survey on street harassment — the biggest and most international one to date. Read More
The first few times Poppy Smart was catcalled by construction workers on her way to work in Worcester UK, she tried to ignore it: "I started wearing sunglasses so I didn't have to look at them. I started putting headphones on so I didn't have to hear them," she told BBC news. But, after a month of street harassment, she decided enough was enough, and reported the workers to the police.   Woah, the police?! That seems extreme, right? Wrong. Read More
Lately, street harassment has been getting more of the public attention it deserves, but women still have to face disgusting comments as they walk down the street. Artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, 29, traveled to Mexico City and to create an installation of her street harassment project, “Stop Telling Women to Smile.” This interactive protest project showcases 76 short stories about women who choosing to speak out about their experiences with street harassment. Read More
There is no way around it – the holiday season has arrived. Lampposts have been adorned with wreaths and sparkling lights, Christmas songs have infected the radio waves, and you are stuck wondering what gift to get your Aunt Melanie this year. Well, if your Aunt Melanie is someone who’s exhausted not just by walking the streets to buy presents but by the street harassment that often comes with it, and if she’s into DIY projects – we’ve got an idea. Read More
Street harassment reversal videos are killing the viral video market, and Miss Eaves is on trend.  If you’re not already a fan of her subject-specific raps, the time is now. Certainly her 2012 series (NPR, Snuggies) was clever, clip-art graphics and all. But her new single “Aye Girl” is pretty fucking cute. Charming Brooklyn gals turn the tables on a squeamish P. Kilmure (also the producer). As for Miss Eaves? Her song is pretty seamless, with beauties such as, “Jerk it pervert, it’s not gonna work.” And her avocado earrings close the deal. Read More
CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield was joined by comedian Amanda Seales and writer Steven Santagati to respond to last week’s viral cat catcalling video. Santagati, author of The Manual: A True Bad Boy Explains How Men Think, Date, and Mate, is a self-proclaimed expert on the psychology of catcalling, so he offers gems like this: “I can’t get into a woman’s head … but I’m a guy and I know why these guys do this [...] There is nothing more that a woman loves to hear than how pretty she is. Read More
Since its release on Tuesday, the YouTube video, “10 hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman has over 16,000,000 views. Joining with filmmaker Robert Bliss, Hollaback!, an organization that aims to end street harassment, created the video in an effort to bring attention to the street harassment many women experience every day. "But what about men??" said the men who felt left out. Funny Or Die News decided to conduct an experiment to see what happens to a white man walking the streets of NYC. Read More
Living in a huge urban center like New York City means that catcalls and whistles, unwanted greetings and gestures, can, unfortunately, come at you any time of the day or night. Case in point: I left my bartending job at 1 pm IN THE AFTERNOON yesterday, after working an all-night rave that rendered me exhausted, voice-less and wanting to buy an apple from the corner fruit stand just to chuck it at a passing police siren. In other words, I looked rough. Read More
The worst time [at the theme park] was when a forty something man introduced himself, and shook my hand...But he wouldn't let go, he rubbed it, and said, "What's your name, baby? You're the prettiest girl here. I can't have a bad day if I get to see you. Can I have your number?"... He finally walked away, but not before saying, "I'll see you tomorrow." Katy Heng runs Tumblr blog called But What Was She Wearing: Stop The Cat Call, to document how what a person is wearing has nothing to do with the grotesque comments and actions spewed at them on the street. Read More
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