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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|Well, we were feeling okay until we met these jokers. Once again, holla'ed at for simply walking. Nothing really special to report. Just that these two guys in Central Square decided to snicker about and whistle at us after we had walked by them. We were able to snap a shot immediately after we heard the whistle, but when we drove by in our car, they had disappeared. This is them and their perch:|
Within the same block, we met a young man coming down the steps from his house who said, matter-of-factly, "Hello, ladies." We should have asked him if he could head up the street and inform his neighbors about a proper way to acknowledge and greet women. Otherwise, when will they ever learn?
- Steph & Josie
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