Posts Tagged ‘cat-calling’

The Morning After: Grainy Masturbation Photo Edition

* In the City Paper this week, Kim Chi Ha writes about the regulatory spotlight on Ziegfeld's/Secrets, the lone SW gay club to survive the construction of Nationals Park. Post-baseball, the D.C. government has kept a close eye on the strip joint:

An Ode to Street Harassers: “Fuck You, So Much”

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Via Holla Back NYC, it's "the most amazing song about street harassment ever written." Songwriter Satah Cameron, who plays as "Duckies Are The Best Animal," says the epic song covering all the stages of street harassment is dedicated to "one of those people who thinks they have the right to make a woman [...]

Miss D.C. Jen Corey on Groping, Cat-Calling, and Smack-Downs

Some consensual touching at the 2010 Capital Pride Parade
This weekend, Miss D.C. 2009 Jen Corey graciously agreed to march alongside City Paper at the 2010 Capital Pride Parade. Along with her support of the LGBT community, Corey has been outspoken about D.C.'s groping problem as her reign draws to a close. The Miss D.C. organization [...]

Local “Smile, Baby” Guy To Marry

Are you a "Smile, Baby" Guy who's just looking to find everlasting love by telling strangers on the street to alter their emotions for you? You're in luck! This tactic has officially worked at least once [Thanks to Jess for the tip].

Street Harassment Bystander Whipped With a Belt for Intervening

Today on Holla Back DC!, a bystander witnessed a man harassing and stalking a woman on the street in Mount Pleasant, and decided to step in. After a confrontation, the bystander walked away with bruises courtesy of the harasser's belt. Here's the story:

Come for the Pizza, Stay for the Deconstruction of Masculinity

One Thursday last month, during the lunch hour at H.D. Woodson Senior High School, half a dozen teenage boys have gathered to eat pizza and talk about hollering at women. “From where I come from, you holler at a girl,” one student tells the group. “A girl can’t be too upset when a guy is [...]

Reader Beatdown: Why Street Harassment Isn’t a “Bad Neighborhood” Problem

Chloe Angyal has been cat-called all over the world. She's been harassed on the streets of Sydney, Paris, Bali, and New York, in the suburbs and on her stoop, near taco trucks and on college campuses. In this edition of Reader Beatdown, Sexist reader and feminist writer Angyal writes that street harassment happens everywhere—and that claiming [...]

Sexist Comments of the Week: “Where Grody Dudes Leave Women Alone”

Last week, I asked you whether there are any cities where street harassment dare not rear its ugly head. As many commenters made clear, street harassment isn't about where you are—it's about who you are:

Street Harassment, Around the World

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In regards to yesterday's conversation about where street harassment doesn't happen, Stop Street Harassment offered up its map of reported incidents from around the world. Add your stories here.

Streets Without Harassment

Last year, a friend of mine moved from D.C. to Philadelphia. After a year in Philly, she noticed something odd: "I don't get street harassed. At all. Ever." She writes:

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