Published on January 25,2013 at 4:35 pm in Noteworthy
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We’ve got a bunch of great reading for you this week!
- “[Street harassment] serves to keep people in their place and remind them, “these aren’t your streets, these are my streets, you’re not allowed to be who you are.” And it’s not just women, it’s also lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people, it’s also men. We see it a lot with gay men, but we also see it with straight men, particularly those who aren’t conforming to normative gender stuff, maybe their jeans are a little too tight, maybe they’re a little short. Whatever it is, we’ll see them being harassed just for being who they are.” -Our awesome Executive Director, Emily May, being interviewed by VICE magazine
- Gender and empathy: Men shouldn’t need to “imagine if it were your wife/mother/daughter” -Feministing
- We love this story of males bringing joy and kindness to the streets of Boston! It’s a nice change of pace from the stories of harassment that we hear all day long.
- Hollaback! Des Moines has a list of 5 things you can do to end street harassment now. One of them is as simple as sharing their article! So what are you waiting for?
- “So just like now, in 1906 women on the street were being hassled by roachbags. Just like now, some people (mainly men) claimed that no, it didn’t happen, or if it did happen then it wasn’t so bad. And just like now, the victims were blamed. Caruso’s defenders claimed that the women had led Caruso on with their slutty lady eye glances.” -Alas! A Blog, Street Harassment, in 1906 and Now
- In local street harassment news, John Salonen of Boston is facing charges of indecent assault and battery after allegedly groping a woman while she waited in like to board the 111 bus at Haymarket Station.
- Feministing has a great piece on why we need male allies to step up and help us silence street harassers.
- This man stopped telling women on the street to smile and he thinks that you should, too.
- “Don’t skirt the issue. Stand up, support women.” -Jezebel
Anything you think we missed?
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