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!
All Holla Backs are independent collectives, in support of the same international mission; they are in no way affiliated with one another unless otherwise noted.
Foreplay for Holla Back Project: Suspected Subway Pleasurer Arrested
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|Another Holla cropped from the Impersonals of the Improper Bostonian:|
This is for all the old geezers on Boylston that can't let a skirt walk by every morning when I walk to work. Dream on honey, but do yourself (and me, and all of us) a favor and try to keep your head from swinging 360 degrees as a hardworking female crosses the sidewalk. Here's a suggestion: If you absolutely cannot control your neck muscles (for which you should seek medical attention), exercise your eyelids and close them!
- Damsel in Distress
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