Now it’s time for that beloved and time-honored game, “Satire (Please, God, Let It Be Satire) or Not Satire”: Doree Lewak in the New York Post.
[W]hen I know I’m looking good, I brazenly walk past a construction site, anticipating that whistle and “Hey, mama!” catcall. Works every time — my ego and I can’t fit through the door!
An excellent event in New York this week, but livestreamed across the country: The Hollaback! conference on street harassment. Details:...read more
Lately, we’ve heard a lot about the street harassment of women, from a CNN.com homepage feature to a skit on Saturday Night Live, and while the focus on the gender-based street harassment of women needs even more attention than it’s getting now, the harassment of men is an interrelated issue that deserves some attention, too....read more
One of the stumbling blocks I repeatedly have over discussions of street harassment is that much of the time, on paper, it’s doesn’t look like harassment. Hell, much of the time what makes me uncomfortable isn’t harassment. Much of the time, what makes me uncomfortable is hello. Hello doesn’t get a lot of attention in […]...read more
via Michael comes this revolting blog post from Rachel Moran, a nice Florida girl who thinks that the homeless are sub-human and should be physically assaulted for having the audacity to speak to her. No, really: We are thinking about proving this nuisance and need for civil action by making a short film called “Eddie […]...read more
But you won’t read about it in the newspapers. Incredibly disturbing and infuriating. via. Thanks to Russell for the link. UPDATE: In the comments, Afaeyre Maede points us to this BBC article about the event. UPDATE 2: Apparently a handful of racist nutjobs, in the original post’s comments and elsewhere, are under the impression that […]...read more
It is a rare occurence that I make it through a full day without getting harassed on the street by strange men. I can’t remember the last 24-hour period in which it didn’t happen — the only exceptions I can think of are the few days where I didn’t leave my apartment. It’s frustrating, exhausting, […]...read more
These weekly round-ups are now listed in the category Recommended Reading. The previous category name (Elsewhere) was far too vague. Feminism Ampersand discusses Blackmun, Ginsburg and Roe v Wade and Harry Blackmun’s unexpected ascent into a feminist icon. Alley Rat is damned weary of a few things, namely Rape as a Weapon and Street Harassment. […]...read more