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LAPD tried to cover up assault charges against police officers.

Woman goes undercover to show how men react to street harassment. (Please help me figure out what to feel about that in the comments.)

Paula Deen continues to be the worst boss ever.

Samsung: Women are tech-incompetent housewives who only know how to play with children’s toys…

… unless they’re booth babes.

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LAPD tried to cover up assault charges against police officers.

Woman goes undercover to show how men react to street harassment. (Please help me figure out what to feel about ...

Snickers’ hunger-induced street harassment

For a few years now, Snickers has run ad campaign based the slogan “You’re not you when you’re hungry,” where people in extreme states of hunger act completely out of character until they’re able to eat a Snickers. A number of celebrities have lent their talents to this campaign, including Betty White, Joe Pesci, Robin Williams, Aretha Franklin, and others. The premise is clever enough, as far as advertisements for candy bars go, and generally not worth the time analyzing.

But I had only ever seen the US ads. Yesterday, I saw a version of this that’s aimed at an Australian audience. Holly Kearl posted it at her blog, Stop Street Harassment. It’s…perhaps too clever for its own good.

For a few years now, Snickers has run ad campaign based the slogan “You’re not you when you’re hungry,” where people in extreme states of hunger act completely out of character until they’re able to eat a ...

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Consent-themed Valentine’s Day cards are cute, though.

“The revolution will not be cited.”

Lauren Chief Elk on Eve Ensler’s V-Day, Indigenous women, and the myth of shared gender oppression.

More from CIR on forced sterilizations of imprisoned people in California.

A remarkable history of five years of anti-violence organizing at Tufts.

TED backpedals on abortion stance after outrage sparked by Jessica’s piece in The Nation.

Dear Dept. of Labor: you probably don’t need two years to figure out that you should protect trans workers.

Send a STEM lady you love a math-o-gram.

Stop Street Harassment is fundraising for a national survey.

Consent-themed Valentine’s Day cards are cute, though.

“The revolution will not be cited.”

Lauren Chief Elk on Eve Ensler’s V-Day, Indigenous women, and the myth of shared gender oppression.

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New Indian ad turns the spotlight on leering men

I love this simple and effective video. Created by a film school in India to mark the one year anniversary of the Delhi gang rape that sparked international attention around rape culture in the country, the ad shows men leering at women in the street. The lyrics of the song say in Hindi, “Look how you look when you’re looking at me.” And as the men gradually realize when forced to look at their own gazes in the mirror,  the answer is: really effing creepy. 

I love this simple and effective video. Created by a film school in India to mark the one year anniversary of the Delhi gang rape that sparked international attention around rape culture in the ...

Do you know the laws that cover street harassment in your state?

If not, Stop Street Harassment has you covered. Yesterday, they released the Know Your Rights: Street Harassment and the Law toolkit, which details the laws in each state that address different forms of street harassment–from obscene comments to up-skirt photos to groping–and provides information on how to report these crimes. On the website, you can skip directly to each state’s section to find the information for your state. It also highlights the best laws in the hopes of encouraging advocacy in other states to improve theirs.

Similar to campaigns like Know Your Title IX, the resource aims to empower individuals to be aware of their legal options. As lead author Talia Hagerty explains, “This toolkit helps citizens know ...

If not, Stop Street Harassment has you covered. Yesterday, they released the Know Your Rights: Street Harassment and the Law toolkit, which details the laws in each state that address different forms of street ...

Stop Telling Women to Smile: A Public Art Project

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is a Brooklyn based artist on mission to fight street harassment across the globe. Based in part on her own experiences with street harassment, but also a collection of stories from women she knows, the “Stop Telling Women to Smile” posters she created have appeared in Philadelphia and Brooklyn, receiving much well deserved attention.

But it’s not stopping there. Fazlalizadeh has a vision for taking this project across the country, and potentially international. To do this, she needs some help. So last week she launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money that will go toward materials and travel expenses, in order to take this innovative use of art as social activism to different cities ...

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is a Brooklyn based artist on mission to fight street harassment across the globe. Based in part on her own experiences with street harassment, but also a collection of stories from women she knows, the ...

The Hollaback! Revolution WILL be televised

Art by Tatayana Fazlalizadeh

Today, Hollaback!, which describes itself as “a non-profit and movement to end street harassment powered by local activists in 64 cities and 22 countries,” is hosting the first  ever international speakers series on combatting street harassment in New York City.   Leading thinkers and activists will give talks and performances on feminism, tech, and street harassment. The totally awesome team of featured speakers includes Jamia Wilson, Jennifer Pozner, Jimmie Briggs, Sasheer Zamata, as well as Hollaback Site Leaders, and the totally brills, Samhita Mukhopadhyay!

You can witness the awesome revolution here. Livestreaming begins at 2pm.

 

 

Art by Tatayana Fazlalizadeh

Today, Hollaback!, which describes itself as “a non-profit and movement to end street harassment powered by local activists in 64 cities and 22 countries,” is hosting the first  ever ...

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