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HOLLA ON THE GO: “Hey Sexy”

A man yelled “hey sexy” from his car.

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The HOLLA::Revolution Promo Video is UP!

On July 25th, 2013, Hollaback! hosted the first ever international speakers series on street harassment, HOLLA::Revolution.  The event was emceed by Jamia Wilson and featured leading local and international leaders in the fight against gender-based violence.

 

The historic event featured 18 badass speakers and performers representing organizations such as: Bklyn Boihood, Sassafrass Tech Collective, Women in Media News, Girls for Gender Equity, Cornell University, Feministing, the Man Up Campaign, the Novo foundation, and Hollaback!.

 

Presenters discussed a wide range of diverse and engaging topics around street harassment, from Technology & Storytelling and The Importance of Online Movement Building to Un/Doing Masculinities and Youth Organizing Around Street Harassment.

 

HOLLA::Revolution had 150 (amazing) supporters in the audience of the sold out event.  It was live-streamed at: ihollaback.org/hollarevolution/ with over 570 viewers watching the livestream around the world.  Audience members described the event as “inspiring”, “diverse”, “intersectional”, and “educational”.

 

You can check out a promo video for the event, created by video editor Corinne Colgan, below.

HOLLA::Revolution from Corinne Colgan on Vimeo.

Hollaback! is beginning their plans for the next #hollarev and we want to hear from you!  If you attended HOLLA::Revolution on July 25th, or joined us on the livestream, let us know how next year’s speakers series can grow by filling out this survey.

 

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HOLLA ON THE GO: “…like they are trying to express anger at him”

A group of men hangs out on the stoop in the evening. They are more likely to harass me when I am with my husband than when I am alone. It seems like they are trying to express anger at him (he does not know them) because when I am alone, these same guys are pretty civil. The harassment is relatively mild – intended to upset, but not graphic. Harassment not too frequent – maybe once a month or so.

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HOLLA ON THE GO: Blatant stares

Every morning since the beginning of June/2013, at the Gun Hill Road (IRT Dyre Avenue Line) train station, this man has tried to talk to me and blatantly stares in my face. I never speak back nor do I engage in any other way. He makes me nervous & uncomfortable with the way he watches me. I wish he would leave me alone and I don’t want to have to speak to him to tell him that.

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HOLLA ON THE GO: Car Hollering

While crossing the street with the light, a car rolled down his window and said something of a grotesque sexual nature, the exact words lost in the rain. He rolled up his window as soon as he passed.

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HOLLA ON THE GO: “I didn’t ask you, I don’t care”

Waiting for my train, someone tapped me on the shoulder. I looked around, and this guy proceeds to get inches away from my face to let me know my thigh tattoo is hot. I’ve had enough of this BS so I said “I didn’t ask you, I don’t care.” Thankfully my train started to pull up because, of course, he then started calling me a bitch and making me feel threatened.

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HOLLA ON THE GO: “The most violated I have ever felt”

A few weeks back, I was walking back from the store in a t-shirt and a pair of cutoffs. There was no one on the street but an older man standing in front of his house. As I walked by, he stared at me and very obviously started stroking himself through his pants. As there was no one else on the street, I ran as fast as I could down the street. That was by far the most violated I have ever felt.

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HOLLA ON THE GO: “…Lovely”

A male in Flushing, Queens, harassed me today. He was wearing a black muscle top, black baseball cap and had 5 tattoos vertically down his arm. Kept asking me who i was waiting for, and repeatedly asked if I was under-aged (he claimed to be 24.) when I asked him to leave me alone he became angry and started yelling at me and insulting me, also adding that I “have a big nose anyway”…..lovely. keep an eye out for this creep.

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HOLLA ON THE GO: Called on Cat-calling

Man made comment about my appearance. I stopped to explain that this made me uncomfortable and unsafe. He continued to defend his actions. I held my ground. He cat-called another woman while we were talking. He changed topic and got angry at me. He got very upset and I left. He shouted things including “ho” as I walked away.

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HOLLA ON THE GO: “You got a problem?”

Two men on the corner of the street, verbally harassing every woman who walks by. “Look at that big ol ass in the polka dots, she sticking that ass out.” I look at them. “You got a problem???” They shout after me. They get on their bikes and ride away before I can get a good picture.

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