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Women Catcalling Men

Yeah, this is definitely what it would look like.

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Stories

Lakeisha’s Story

I was walking toward my car when a man said, “That’s a pretty walk you have, eh?”
When I didn’t respond, he started talking loudly about “disgusting women in this country”.

I've got your back!
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Feminism, Videos

A Series of Comebacks – Ep. 4

Are you tired of “resting bitch face” comments? Claire Ayoub has the perfect response!

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Feminism, Videos

A Series of Comebacks – Ep. 3

Here’s another gem from the great Claire Ayoub. Make sure you have a pen handy. You’ll want to note those great comebacks.

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Feminism, Videos

Claire Ayoub’s “A Series of Comebacks”

Hollaback! Bahamas attended Binder Con – a conference for women and gender non-conforming writers – in Los Angeles in March, and had the pleasure of meeting Claire Ayoub, a writer and produce who currently works with Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls. Claire is hilarious, so it was no surprise when we stumbled upon her YouTube series A Series of Comebacks. It’s so good that we can’t help but share it with you.

Check out the first video!

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Videos

Dudes Catcalling Dudes

We’re confused. Why doesn’t this ever happen?

Could it be because… #NotJustHello?!

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Articles

Non-consensual Content Consumption

cybercrimeThe Bahamas has seen a significant increase in inappropriate material sharing. The Bahamian public has been clamoring for what they deem to be scandalous, entertaining, and funny. Very few people acknowledge that sharing material such as sex tapes is a criminal act. Many social media users beg their friends and followers to send them the latest video or image so they can stay up-to-date and join the live, ongoing conversation about the activities and people portrayed.

Our Director addresses this issue in the latest Genderational column.

Photo and video leaks are a direct violation of privacy. Perpetrators aim to humiliate and/or vilify people by exposing private moments of their lives in isolation, creating a story that publicly morphs into the story. Victims are then, by public opinion, synonymous with the story as told by a criminal.

Public responses to cyber crimes are colored by the idea that we – women – are not entitled to our own bodies. We are warned not to take photos or record videos of ourselves, and ridiculed when such material is released without consent. This is not unlike the views on and responses to rape. The onus is consistently placed on potential victims to avoid the crime while resources are not used to discourage perpetrators.

Read the full article here.

 

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

AprilIsSAAMJoin us this month as we raise awareness of sexual assault this month. We’ll be posting articles, sharing videos and posts, debunking myths, and discussing the roles we play in fighting rape culture and ending sexual violence. Be sure to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter, share our posts, and engage with our content. If you see anything cool you think we should share, send it our way. We love hearing from you!

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