Posts Tagged ‘street harassment’

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:

The Morning After: Condoms for Kids Edition

* My Sex Professor's Debby Herbenick on a condom-distribution program at a Provincetown, Mass. elementary school.

D.C.’s Street Harassment Confrontation Gap

Five years ago, Emily May started up Holla Back New York City as a "little blog" for friends to share their experiences with sexual harassment on the streets of New York. Back then, May was hard-pressed to find who agreed that those "hey babies" and "nice asses" constituted a legitimate form of harassment. "I was [...]

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].

Metro Sexual: When Transit Employees Harass

According to Metro Transit Police, the sexual comments a bus driver made toward his 16-year-old passenger weren’t explicit enough.
At 7:21 a.m. on Friday May 14, according to a report filed with transit cops that day, a Silver Spring high school student boarded the Z13 bus that takes her to school every morning. She sat near [...]

“Hey Baby”: The First-Person Shooter

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You'd think that a feminist blogger with a noted disdain for people who ask her to smile would be the ideal consumer for street harassment-based first-person shooter game. (Guilty!) But after a test-run, even I can't get behind gunning down street harassers for fun and profit:

Sexual Harassment By Men In Uniform

This week, local street harassment blog Holla Back DC recorded two incidents of street harassment by local firefighters. In the year that Holla Back has been publicizing sexual harassment in the District, the blog has aired plenty of stories of harassment originating from the District's men in uniform. In honor of this dubious occasion, I've [...]

On Chivalry and Internalized Misogyny

Yesterday, the c-word—chivalry—arose in the comments section of this blog, in the context of the outdated gender code's unfairness to men. Ah, chivalry: That old code of behavior that men must follow in order to protect the "honor" of women they know. Through chivalry, a woman's honor becomes a man's responsibility; her honor brings honor [...]

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