Tag: EndSH

#LifeInLeggings Story

#lifeinleggings When police officers can ask you personal information, unwarranted, whilst entirely ignoring the existence of your male coworker beside you DESPITE your constant mention of his name as a reminder. Makes it quite obvious you are interested in me and your potential to have me. You don’t need my name. You don’t need my … Continued

A Personal Street Harassment Story

Hey, y’all! Alicia from the Hollaback! Bahamas team here. I started to make a Facebook post, but thought I should share it here.   I experience street harassment every single time I leave my house. If I’m out, it happens. Multiple times per day. I intentionally limit the amount of times and the amount of … Continued

#GlobalSHActivism Chat Storify

Hollaback! Bahamas participated in a Twitter chat on Tuesday which was led by Holly Kearl – Founder of Stop Street Harassment and International Anti-Street Harassment Week and author of several book on street harassment – using the hashtag #GlobalSHActivism.   The online event brought together activists from all over the world to talk about street … Continued

Small Islands and Good Manners Pt. 2

Did you read Small Islands and Good Manners Part I? It explored the cultural norms of The Bahamas that seem to dictate that strangers interact with one another, whether or not it makes one of them uncomfortable. People appear to be resistant to acknowledging or understanding changes in society which either put women and girls … Continued

Small Islands and Good Manners

Street harassment is largely viewed as a minor inconvenience – if that – to be dealt with by women. Many fail to see it as a threat, an act of violence, an interrupter, a part of rape culture, or the compromise of safety in public spaces. Too often, we talk about street harassment as though … Continued

Street Harassment is Everywhere

A lot of times, when we talk about street harassment, people tell us it’s a cultural thing. We maintain that the only culture it’s a part of is rape culture. Street harassment takes place everywhere, without exception. This is made evident by the 90 cities with Hollaback! sites, and the thousands of stories we have … Continued

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”. [got_back]