Exactly one month ago, we participated in a tweet-up hosted by Hollaback to discuss street harassment, paying particular attention to racial issues.
Soraya Chemaly, a Huffington Post writer, captured some of the tweets and blogged about the conversation. A few of our tweets were included.
Here’s an excerpt from that post:
Until women are able to move freely without the ubiquitous threat of gendered violence in public space, we cannot engage fully in public life. This is true offline and on. It’s part of a near universal safety gap. To understand street harassment you really have to put it in the context of how violence against women, members of the LGTBQ community, and people of color is institutionalized and broadly expressed. It is the normalization of gendered violence that manifests, on our streets every day, racist, sexist status quo ideas about rights, hierarchy and power.
Check out the original post here.