Posts Tagged street harassment

Flowchart of the Day: Should you catcall her?

Playboy, which recently rebranded its digital site with some SFW content, has a handy flowchart to help you answer this age-old question:

Read on to find out the one scenario in which it is A-okay to yell sexually suggestive comments at her in public.

Playboy, which recently rebranded its digital site with some SFW content, has a handy flowchart to help you answer this age-old question:

Read on to find out the one scenario in which it ...

Watch: The Smile Bitch Training Camp will teach you to smile like a lady

If constant reminders from random men on the street haven’t turned that frown upside yet, the Smile Bitch Training Camp may be right for you. As this promotional video from comedians Janelle James and Laura Prangley explains, this camp will “teach you how to smile like a lady” so that “guys never have to have their day ruined by seeing [your] unhappy face!”

If constant reminders from random men on the street haven’t turned that frown upside yet, the Smile Bitch Training Camp may be right for you. As this promotional video from comedians Janelle ...

Watch: Catcallers try to explain why they harass women

After a years of experiencing street harassment–and often confronting her catcallers–a Minneapolis woman named Lindsey came up with Cards Against Harassment–little cards that you can silently hand out to explain to harassers why getting unsolicited attention from random strangers whenever you step outside your house is not actually that fun. 

After a years of experiencing street harassment–and often confronting her catcallers–a Minneapolis woman named Lindsey came up with Cards Against Harassment–little cards that you can silently hand out to explain ...

Feministing Jamz: What Las Cafeteras’ “This Land” says about land & power

Last week I wrote about a little yoga studio challenging big things in East LA. People’s Yoga might seem like a simple spot for some fun exercise, but with each class it offers, it challenges deeply entrenched systems of white supremacy and economic inequities.

This week People’s Yoga co-founder Leah Gallego’s band, Las Cafeteras, is doing the same thing with its latest music video, released just in time for Independence Day in the U.S. As profiled in last week’s post, Las Cafeteras is a band “who is looking for love and fighting for justice in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles,” so this video comes as no surprise.

Transcript available in the Youtube description.

Last week I wrote about a little yoga studio challenging big things in East LA. People’s Yoga might seem like a simple spot for some fun exercise, but with each class it offers, it challenges deeply entrenched ...

How women in Brazil are fighting back against street harassment

A few months ago, the Brazilian Research Institute published a report documenting that 65 percent of Brazilians believed that if a woman showed too much skin, she deserved to be raped. Before that, Adidas created a shirt that promoted the World Cup through the objectification of women’s bodies. Developments and increased militarization for upcoming mega-events continue to hurt primarily women of color, as seen in the horrific killing of Claudia Silva Ferreira back in March.

The struggle for women’s human rights in Brazil is real, but as the World Cup looms ever closer, let’s resist the temptation to believe that Brazilian women are victims who need saving. Brazilian women are creatively fighting back.

A few months ago, the Brazilian Research Institute published a report documenting that 65 percent of Brazilians believed that if a woman showed too much skin, she deserved to be raped. Before that, Adidas created a shirt that promoted ...

Feministing Jamz: A femme power playlist to tune out street harassment

This weekend was the first weekend that it felt straight HOT in the northeast. Tropical lady that I am, I can’t get enough of the hot weather, and I was taking full advantage by wearing shorts, my femme shark crop top, ball cap, hoops, and gold high tops. So yeah, I was slaying. But it seems like the first weekend a girl can show some skin is some kind of street harasser holiday. Harassers come out of hibernation mad hungry for exerting their power over you in public, and this weekend was no different.

This weekend was the first weekend that it felt straight HOT in the northeast. Tropical lady that I am, I can’t get enough of the hot weather, and I was taking full advantage by wearing shorts, ...

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