A Hollaback Response Video: Women of Color on Street Harassment

Last week, the anti-street harassment organization Hollaback released a video featuring a white woman marching through the streets of New York City for ten hours, and being catcalled by mostly black and Latino men. It frames the woman, an actress named Shoshana Roberts, as perpetually harassed and afraid. That video… » 11/06/14 2:30pm 11/06/14 2:30pm

CNN Guest: Women Wouldn’t Care About Harassment if Catcallers Were Hot

Yesterday CNN's Fredricka Whitfield held a discussion about Hollaback's catcalling video, which has sparked a huge conversation about street harassment. She invited comedian Amanda Seales, and self-described "Bad Boy" author Steven Santagati, author of The Manual, which apparently teaches women about the 'bad boy' in… » 11/02/14 6:40pm 11/02/14 6:40pm

What's Street Harassment Look Like for White Men? Awesome.

What's it like to be a white man walking silently through New York City for 10 hours? Pretty lucrative. Strangers want to network, they tell you you look "powerful" and even gift you free Chipotle burritos! This is what street harassment looks like through the eyes of Funny or Die and I want in, yo. » 10/30/14 10:10am 10/30/14 10:10am

Watch a Woman Experience 100 Instances of Street Harassment In One Day

When we talk about feminism and sexism, we tend to focus on larger institutional problems like the wage gap and rape legislation. We discuss sexual harassment in the workplace, but less lip service is given to the day to day bullshit women face that over time, can really wear on your spirit. It's the type of… » 10/28/14 2:00pm 10/28/14 2:00pm

Christine Quinn Can't Be Anti-Street Harassment But Pro-Stop-and-Frisk

Hollaback!, the popular app that allows people to map and share their street harassment stories online, is partnering with Speaker Christine Quinn for a fancy schmancy new targeted system to report sexual harassment to New York City Council Members in real time. Here's the problem: Quinn supports the NYPD's (now… » 8/20/13 2:30pm 8/20/13 2:30pm

How Do We Make Street Harassment Go Away?

A new poll of over 1,000 Londoners found that more than four in 10 of the city's women between the ages of 18 and 34 had experienced public sexual harassment over the past year. Are we the only ones who thought, huh, that's not as many as we expected? A horrible reaction, yes, but other studies, like a 2008 poll by … » 5/25/12 10:30am 5/25/12 10:30am

Spring Is The Season For Sexual Harassment

The arrival of spring means a few things: flowers in bloom, college graduations, senior proms, skin-baring fashions, and, of course, catcalls from random men on the streets and sidewalks of America. CNN.com has decided to celebrate the season by posing the question "catcalling — creepy or a compliment?" in a story… » 5/14/08 3:30pm 5/14/08 3:30pm