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More cats, less catcalls: Teens create anti-street harassment music video

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Street harassment disproportionately impacts young women, women of color, and LGBTQ individuals. In this newly released music video “Catcall for What?!,” a group of teen girls make a call to action to change the culture of catcalling with bravado and humor. 

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

Street harassment disproportionately impacts young women, women of color, and LGBTQ individuals. In this newly released music video “Catcall for What?!,” a group of teen girls ...

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Feministing Chat: On street harassment

Editor’s note: It’s been a couple weeks now since the anti-street harassment organization Hollaback! released that video of a woman getting catcalled 100 times during a day walking the streets of New York City. 

Editor’s note: It’s been a couple weeks now since the anti-street harassment organization Hollaback! released that video of a woman getting catcalled 100 times during a day walking the streets of New York City. 

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Watch a professional mansplainer try to mansplain street harassment to a woman on CNN

I didn’t actually know that a dude mansplaining street harassment is one of the single most annoying things in the world, but thanks to this CNN discussion between Steven Santagati and comedian Amanda Seales, now I do. 

I didn’t actually know that a dude mansplaining street harassment is one of the single most annoying things in the world, but thanks to this CNN discussion between Steven Santagati and comedian Amanda Seales, now I do. 

Artist stitches catcalls into beautiful needlework

Playing off of the idea of a hope chest, artist Elana Adler has created a series of hand-stitched needlework samplers showcasing all the catcalls she’s received. Calling them a “beautification of an assault,” she explains the project:

It is a contemporary feminist interpretation of women’s work and an objectification of my personal experience. Each captures a moment, giving these words a visual presence, a power, and a state of concreteness. These words were hurled casually and heard quickly but required hours of time-consuming, careful stitching.

Playing off of the idea of a hope chest, artist Elana Adler has created a series of hand-stitched needlework samplers showcasing all the catcalls she’s received. Calling them a “beautification of an assault,” she ...

When black women die from street harassment

Who cries when black women die?

I’m not asking that as some type of rhetorical, poetic question, meant to move you toward ferocious finger snaps. I want to know. Who cries when black women die?

Further, who cries when black women are killed?

Mary Spears was killed. The man who killed her did so because she refused to give him her phone number. She told him “I have a man I can’t talk to you,” and yet he persisted. Rather than respect her wishes to be left alone, he shot her.

Who cries when black women die from street harassment? 

Who cries when black women die?

I’m not asking that as some type of rhetorical, poetic question, meant to move you toward ferocious finger snaps. I want to know. Who cries when black women die?

Further, who cries ...

“Sit back and shut the f*ck up”: On taxis, gender, and power

Ed. note: This is a guest post by Jeanann Verlee. Jeanann is an author, performance poet, editor, and former punk rocker based in New York City.

A few years ago, sharing a cab with a male friend of mine, I asked the driver to make two stops. The driver dropped my friend first and scarcely made it to the end of the block before he pulled over and told me to get out, refusing to go to the second stop. I asked why he waited until after dropping my friend to refuse a second stop and he declined to answer, simply continued demanding I leave. (It was obvious to me that he didn’t want to argue ...

Ed. note: This is a guest post by Jeanann Verlee. Jeanann is an author, performance poet, editor, and former punk rocker based in New York City.

A few years ago, sharing a cab ...

Lose-lose situations in which misogyny always wins and sometimes kills

*Trigger warning*

There seems to be no shortage of advice for women about how best to deal with the constant barrage of harassment we’re expected to put up with for the privilege of existing in public spaces. Generally, it tends to fall into two categories: 1) ignore it or 2) very firmly and unambiguously make it known that it’s not welcome. Tellingly, despite being pretty much opposite approaches, both are supposed to ensure that you do nothing to “encourage” it.

A woman in Queens apparently tried the first tact. When an unknown man approached her in the lobby of a building and tried to talk to her, she ignored him. It was just after 5 AM, ...

*Trigger warning*

There seems to be no shortage of advice for women about how best to deal with the constant barrage of harassment we’re expected to put up with for the privilege of existing ...

The Daily Show’s Jessica Williams invites us into her “feminized atmosphere” of street harassment

“Sexism. Does it still exist? Many men say no. Jessica Williams explores….”

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Williams has been all over the sexism beat lately, and it’s glorious.

“Sexism. Does it still exist? Many men say no. Jessica Williams explores….”

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