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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|Walking on Boylston, 11:30am, I got holla'd at three times by different guys. This jerk with the white baseball cap and blue jersey was the winner: |
"It's a lovely day -- not as lovely as YOU, though. Mmmm...mmm. DAMN!! I could just EAT SOME OF THAT."
And then after I snapped him, I saw him walk up to another girl who was opening a door to go inside the building, and he actually grabbed her on her shoulder from behind. She spun around and shrugged him off as she gave him a freaked out look before stepping inside. Not such a "lovely" way to start OUR days. Not at all.
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