BY Jamie Bogert
on Dec 03, 2014
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 – ... 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 ... 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 ... Read More
BY Susan Avett
in Boob Tube
on Oct 30, 2014
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 ... Read More
BY Hannah Baxter
on Oct 28, 2014
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. So to the ... 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 ... Read More
BY Mariana Garces
on Oct 16, 2014
Yesterday, Hollaback! came out with a "Know Your Rights" guide, a comprehensive report documenting information on street harassment from 22 different countries and their local laws on street harassment. Hollaback! is a movement made up of activists around the world starting conversations about street harassment and working toward solutions for creating safer public spaces for women and LGBTQ people.
The report, made with the help ... Read More
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 Sonia Edwards
on Aug 27, 2014
I love this. The other day, Shea Strauss, a writer for Playboy, shared a flowchart she created on the magazine’s website—a handy guide to find out whether or not you should catcall a woman.
Turns out, the only time catcalling is okay is if A) she is literally a cat or B) you know her and have “both consensually agreed to shout sexually suggestive comments to each other in public.” AMEN.
Having women on the writing staff at ... Read More
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