graphic by Robin Hoyt
Street harassment is a serious and multi-faceted social problem that makes women and people of other marginalized groups unsafe in public spaces. HollaBackBoston does not define street harassment but believes harmful power dynamics in society lie at the core of our inequality. We believe that building a safe world demands diverse international fronts of resistance. Dedicated to the city of Boston, we continue to reclaim public space by empowering everyone to “HOLLA BACK” at street harassers.
You can holla back in the moment in a way that is fast and easy. Use your phonecams or digital cameras to DOCUMENT STREET HARASSERS. Add email@example.com directly to your cellphone. Email us the pics with your story. We accept submissions from anywhere!
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Foreplay for Holla Back Project: Suspected Subway Pleasurer Arrested
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I had to catch a cab outside of Toast in Somerville on Friday night. It was late, about 1:00am. After a while, the cab driver tells me he's a screen writer. And he says his new film is about this older man who falls in love with a younger girl, but "it's very scary" he says. And I'm thinking, what the hell? Is this for real? So, he goes on and on about it my entire ride home. And I just want him to shut up. And when we pull up in front of my apartment, he turns all the way around, looks straight at me, and says, "I know I'll be seeing you again." I could not WAIT to get out of that cab.
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