1. I walk to and from work every day, and this stretch of road [Dane Street/Somerville Ave] near the Somerville/Cambridge border always amounts to some sort of catcalling. Last week, I was yelled at by three different men in three different vehicles within the 5 min stretch of road. The first honked and yelled something indistinguishable like “woohoo!” The second was aggressive and yelled, “Ho!” The third (two men in the vehicle) yelled, “Hey girl!” laughing as they sped past me. I would have most likely shrugged off one instance, but three instances–one after the other–made me angry, and near tears. I relayed the scenario to my boyfriend, who was angry for me. And has remarked how often I get yelled at as I walk. Now, my boyfriend is good-hearted and respectful and considers himself a feminist, but after relaying this harassment, he responded by telling me about this woman who used to work with him was always complaining how men yelled at her on the street, but he (my boyfriend) thought she was making it up, because she was obnoxious, not attractive and overweight. Needless to say, this comment infuriated me. I heatedly told him that it’s not about what we look like or what we wear or how we behave. Catcalling isn’t okay. Period.

  2. Already harassed twice this morning, running to catch a train at South Station and from a parking lot attendant as I pass an unmistakeable hiss: “Mmm yea, I’d like to get with that.” Not likely. Poor manners. Want to change now.


  4. watch ilana and abbi hollaback in this throwback broad city clip!


  5. “I stopped taking public transport.” | An Anonymous Story

    While I receive the most harassment in Central Square, where I work, the scariest incidents of harassment I’ve experienced were in Arlington, where I live. Arlington is a “really safe neighborhood” and I’ve been followed home, stalked, and followed into businesses – at one point three times in the span of two weeks. I actually bought a car and have stopped taking public transport because I was so sick and tired of having men on the bus try to touch me or get off at my stop and start following me home. 

    Originally posted on Hollaback! Boston


  6. We’re screening the badass 1998 documentary on street harassment tonight, 4/1, from 6:30-8:30pm. Hosteling International is located at 19 Staurt St. Boston, Ma. (Chinatown)

    We will be debuting our FIRST EVER Hollaback! Boston zine! So exciting. Suggested donation is $1

    Hope you can make it!


  7. Hollaback! On The TJ Show Tomorrow Morning! 3/28 

    Tune in to 103.3 FM tomorrow morning, 3/28 at 7:10am. Our co-director, Britni, will be talking to Loren Raye about International Anti-Street Harassment Week!


  8. "We believe that by creating communities of active bystanders, we can start to change the culture that tolerates and accepts street harassment as part of everyday life for women, LGBTQ folks, and people of color. When we talk about bystander intervention, we often talk about the kind of intervention that happens when we see an incident of harassment happening. But there are other kinds of bystander intervention, too. One that I think is really important but often underutilized is the intervention that consists of having a conversation with our friends, family, or community members when we hear something problematic. This kind of intervention may actually be able to stop an incident of harassment from ever happening in the first place."


  9. Join us for different street harassment events throughout the week!