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  • p0w3rful wrote a new blog post: Tired of Street Harassment? Here’s Something You Can Do   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    One sunny, spring afternoon, I ran through a neighborhood near my college. Lost in my thoughts, I was startled to hear, “I like how your tits bounce when you run,” from a white guy in his 20s who was standing on a driveway with his friends. My initial shock at hearing such vulgar language was [...]

  • p0w3rful commented on the blog post Join Egyptian women in speaking out against street harassment today   2 years, 4 months ago · View

    Thanks for posting about this important issue. The link in the last sentence didn’t work. Here is the right URL – http://www.stopstreetharassment.org/2012/06/endshday/

  • Thanks for posting about Anti-Street Harassment Week twice!! Appreciate the support I also wanted to alert readers to the events taking place tomorrow . Rallies in New York City , Philadelphia and Delhi, India; a chalkwalk in Brussels, Belgium, a Girls Forum in San Luis Obispo, CA, and street theater and a speakout in Washington, DC. There’s always an [...]

  • p0w3rful commented on the blog post The Day After: International Anti-Street Harassment Day   3 years, 7 months ago · View

    Hi Jamie, In the case of street harassment, I think an awareness day is absolutely necessary. Within our activist circles it may seem obvious that street harassment happens and is bad but most of the interactions I’ve had with people outside those circles reminds me over and over how many people have no idea how [...]

  • p0w3rful commented on the blog post The Day After: International Anti-Street Harassment Day   3 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thank you Chloe and Vanessa for the posts about Anti-Street Harassment Day! Considering I woke up on Feb. 20 and decided to organize this for March 20, the response was amazing and really speaks to the groundswell of interest and activism in addressing and ending street harassment. The support of sites like Feministing were instrumental [...]

  • p0w3rful wrote a new blog post: I am happy!   5 years, 3 months ago · View

    Hey feministing community – I’ve written a few posts and comments on here over the last 10 months about my work with street harassment and my efforts to collect street harassment stories for a book I’ve been working on. Well, I am pleased to share that I got offered a book contract today and I am really happy! After talking [...]

  • p0w3rful wrote a new blog post: It’s Spring…   5 years, 6 months ago · View

    While gender-based street/public harassment occurs year round, it can ramp up in the spring. And hey look, it’s spring … As some feministing community members may know, but most may not, I maintain an anti-street harassment website with strategies and resources for dealing with/fighting street harassment, and a companion blog with stories from contributors and my commentary on street harassment-related news. [...]

  • p0w3rful wrote a new blog post: New Foundation to aid women with restraining orders   5 years, 8 months ago · View

    Trigger Warning I just learned about the Tiana Angelique Notice Foundation , created to aid women with restraining orders and prevent domestic violence. The foundation is named for Tiana Angelique (and created by her family), a 25 year old graduate student in CT, who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend on Feb. 14. It was the last time he violated [...]

  • p0w3rful wrote a new blog post: Hey Online Avatar, “Nice Rack”   5 years, 10 months ago · View

    I’m not an online gamer but my male partner who reads up on all things electronic and gamey sent me two links to Gizmodo.com about incidents he thought described virtual street harassment. Number five on Gizmodo.com’s “10 Things You Need to Know About PlayStation Home ” says “There are lots of dudes. Lots of them.” And it includes [...]

  • p0w3rful wrote a new blog post: CNN Calls out Governor’s Sexism   5 years, 11 months ago · View

    CNN disappoints me a lot, but I think they were right on with this commentary about a sexist remark by Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell (D). Next to a microphone that was on, he said in a private conversation about Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano (Obama’s choice to lead the Homeland Security Department): "Janet’s perfect for that job. Because [...]

  • p0w3rful wrote a new blog post: Interview with Chief Policy Advisor for Obama   5 years, 11 months ago · View

    Karen Kornbluh is Obama’s chief policy advisor and I found this CNN article that includes an interview with her. In addition to talking about how she became his chief policy advisor, she talks about the need for family friendly workplace policies and related topics. This excerpt is from a section where she is talking about how the [...]

  • p0w3rful wrote a new blog post: $$ Marry Our Daughter $$   6 years ago · View

    I just did a google search to find the " what about our daughters " blog and " Marry Our Daughter " came up in the list. I clicked to find a website I hope is a joke but doesn’t look like it is one… does anyone know?! Parents are selling off their American daughters to American men. There’s a [...]

  • p0w3rful wrote a new blog post: Last Call: Survey on Stranger Interactions in Public   6 years ago · View

    Four weeks ago I wrote a post here about an anonymous, informal, online survey I’m conducting to collect views, experiences, and stories with stranger interactions in public and also sexualized street harassment in particular for my book. Well, I’m shutting down the survey tonight before I have to pay for another month. About 1,200 people have taken it. However, [...]

  • p0w3rful wrote a new blog post: Two eyes are too seductive, so how about one?   6 years ago · View

    According to the BBC : "A Muslim cleric in Saudi Arabia has called on women to wear a full veil, or niqab, that reveals only one eye. Sheikh Muhammad al-Habadan said showing both eyes encouraged women to use eye make-up to look seductive." In my mind there are two main arguments about veils and related items used to "protect" [...]

  • p0w3rful wrote a new blog post: Street Harassment – Your Views   6 years, 1 month ago · View

    Please share your experiences & opinions about being in public in general and with street harassment specifically in this informal, anonymous, online survey . It’s for a book I am preparing to write on street harassment and   judging from past community and feministing posts, you all have a lot to say! The survey will take about 10 minutes [...]

  • p0w3rful wrote a new blog post: Street Harassment – Your Views

    Please share your experiences & opinions about being in public in general and with street harassment specifically in this informal, anonymous, online survey .
    It’s for a book I am preparing to write on street harassment and  judging from past community and feministing posts, you all have a lot to say! The survey will take [...]

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  • p0w3rful wrote a new blog post: Palin is Rosie the Riveter?   6 years, 1 month ago · View

    Thumbnail Today a colleague of mine showed me an article in the Washington Times from a rally in Lancaster, PA, where people held signs of the iconic Rosie the Riveter with Palin’s face photoshopped in. In the background is a sign with PTA, spelling out Palin Takes America – even though Obama’s policies are stronger on education than McCain’s. [...]

  • p0w3rful wrote a new blog post: Sexual Assault on Campus – Activism Opportunity   6 years, 2 months ago · View

    According to RAINN , college-age women are four times as likely to be sexually assaulted (I guess compared to other women…?). RAINN Day, RAINN’s annual campaign to stop sexual assault on college campuses, is coming up September 25th and is an activism opportunity for: campus fundraising and educational events, volunteer drives, speakers, petitions, posters, and passing out RAINN [...]

  • p0w3rful wrote a new blog post: Bartering for Sex – CNN at it again   6 years, 2 months ago · View

    Here we go again with CNN articles about studies that include no critical analysis. This "gem" is called Bartering sex for stuff and services : "A recent study of 475 University of Michigan undergraduates ages 17 to 26 found that 27 percent of the men and 14 percent of the women who weren’t in a committed relationship had [...]

  • p0w3rful wrote a new blog post: Your Husband Called   6 years, 2 months ago · View

    About two weeks ago a feminist community members posted a picture of a sign she saw at a jewelry store in NY that said, "Your husband called and said you can buy anything you want." When I read about it, I thought the sign was pretty stupid and insulting since most women make their own money these [...]

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