Race And Street Harassment: A Reading List

Hollaback! Boston knows that our identities shape the kind of harassment we experience and the way in which we experience it. Part of the work that we do involves bringing that to light, and working to address the ways in which oppressions can intersect.

We recently facilitated a discussion on street harassment and race, and put together a pre-discussion reading list for participants. We thought that it would be useful to share that list here, for anyone who is interested in doing some reading about the ways in which race and gender intersect when it comes to street harassment. This list was compiled by team members Brandie and Brenda, who facilitated the discussion.

For more information on intersectionality, identity, and street harassment, be sure to check out Hollaback!’s #harassmentis campaign. Are you interested in discussing this further? Email us at boston@ihollaback.org to schedule our new We HOLLABACK: Let’s Talk About Race workshop.

Did we miss any must-reads? Let us know in the comments!

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We actively denounce the notion that street harassment is culturally accepted and that victims somehow "deserve" it. Through raising awareness and sharing experiences, we hope to put an end to catcalling, groping, stalking, public masturbation, assaults, racial slurs, and other forms of street harassment. Because we believe we have the power to create a world where we can feel hot, confident, and badass, while still feeling safe!

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