Posts Tagged street harassment

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 ...

Cool street art alert: “Women do not owe you their time or conversation”

We’ve mentioned this street art before when it popped up in Philly, although I didn’t know then who was behind it. According to NPR, these anti-street harassment posters are the work of artist Tatayana Fazlalizadeh who’s been dodging cops in the cover of darkness to put them up in her neighborhood in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

Fazlalizadeh says the frequent cat calls she receives inspired her. “It happens almost daily to me,” she says, “so I wanted to express myself and speak up for myself.”

Update: Check out Fazlalizadeh’s Stop Telling Women to Smile Tumblr.

We’ve mentioned this street art before when it popped up in Philly, although I didn’t know then who was behind it. According to NPR, these anti-street harassment posters are the work of artist Tatayana ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Think Progress has compiled the seven most sexist gun ads.

Today is the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act. Why haven’t we closed the gap?

The 10 best male rappers–written up as though they were female.

The false paradox: freedom of expression and sexist hate speech.

An illustrated guide to street harassment.

Sesame Street offers a toolkit to explain incarceration to kids.

“Everywhere we go we will always leave family behind.”

The Tony Awards have a diversity problem.

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Think Progress has compiled the seven most sexist gun ads.

Today is the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act. Why haven’t we closed the gap?

The 10 best male rappers–written up as though ...

Street harassment, masculinity, and impressing other dudes

Ed. note: This is a guest post from Mychal Denzel Smith. He is a writer, social commentator, and mental health advocate whose work on politics, social justice, mental health, and black male identity has appeared in outlets such as The Nation, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Gawker, Salon, The Root, and more.

“Ay yo, get that bitch in front of you son, she mad wavy!”

I’m still not exactly sure what “mad wavy” means, but even without that knowledge I knew what was happening. This was a couple of years ago and I was with a group of friends in the Adams Morgan section of D.C. The sidewalks were filled with people, with the gender breakdown largely consisting of men sitting/standing in clumps ...

Ed. note: This is a guest post from Mychal Denzel Smith. He is a writer, social commentator, and mental health advocate whose work on politics, social justice, mental health, and black male identity has appeared in outlets ...

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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

A tragic account of second-wave feminist infighting.

The talkativeness of women has been gauged in comparison not with men but with silence.

Four burning questions for Dean Spade.

Kendra James takes on Suzy Lee Weiss, Abigail Fischer, et al. at Racialicious.

Appalachian State University wants to protect its brand; student- and professor-activists want to end campus rape.

Lena Dunham’s “First Time” ad for Obama is up for a Webby.

Frat teaches members how to talk to Jewish women.

Out Magazine forgot about the power of POC and trans* people.

UNC is more concerned about false rape accusations than rape itself.

Happy Birthday, Frances Perkins!

DC comics to

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