Category: Articles

No, it’s not okay

Here’s a bit of a post we read at StopStreetHarassment.org: I was walking to class one morning and an attractive young woman walked past myself and another man. Immediately, he started to shout suggestive lines at her (she ignored him and kept walking) and then he began to shout very offensive things toward her and … Continued

Walking While Fat and Female

Here’s an excerpt of a blog post on “walking while fat and female” we came across this week: I’m sick of it. I’m sick of not feeling like I can say anything to the jerks that yell at me. Like I can’t react. And that I can’t even share that this experience happens daily with … Continued

SH is not “Just a compliment”

In this article for The Guardian, Laura Bates uses her own experience to explain why women should not accept street harassment as a compliment. As they neared, the men were overtly looking me up and down, eyes lingering on my breasts and legs, before turning back to one another, saying something I couldn’t hear, and … Continued

Experiences of SH from 6yo

In this article on XO Jane, Jamia Wilson shares some of her experiences of street harassment and their effects on her. Here’s a snippet: Thrilled to be ending the semester, I took a stroll around the park to soak up sunlight before studying in the library for finals. A few blocks away, a 40-something blond … Continued

An Open Letter to Caribbean Men, From Caribbean Women

We’ve come across this letter by Patrice Daniel a few times in the past few weeks, and think it’s time to share it with you. Dear Caribbean men, We do not have to smile for you. Our smiles are our own. Our lips are our own, and our smiles are a celebration of our happiness. … Continued

Women Not to Blame for Being Catcalled (The Gloss)

There’s a great article by Hayley Hoover on The Gloss which explains why women should not be blamed for being catcalled. Here’s a snippet: One evening, just as it was starting to get dark, a man who was walking in the opposite direction of me turned on his heel and followed me until he could … Continued