The Ladies Re: One for my Ladiez
posted by October 17 at 14:58 PMon
Q: What exactly is street harassment?
A: Street harassment is a form of sexual harassment that takes place in public spaces. At its core is a power dynamic that constantly reminds historically subordinated groups (women and LGBTQ folks, for example) of their vulnerability to assault in public spaces. Further, it reinforces the ubiquitous sexual objectification of these groups in everyday life.
At HollaBackNYC, we believe that what specifically counts as street harassment is determined by those who experience it. While there is always the classic, “Hey baby, nice tits” there are many other forms that go unnoted. If you feel like you have been harassed, HOLLA BACK!
Question: Isnít street harassment the price you pay for living in a city?
Answer: No, local taxes are the price you pay for living in a city. We would love to see some portion of our local taxes go towards preventing street harassment, but alas, they donít.
Question: If you show off your boobage, shouldnít you expect some compliments?
Answer: Sure, expect them, but donít accept them! Just because it happens doesnít mean itís okay. A compliment is not a compliment if it makes the recipient feel bad.
Their motto: “If you can’t slap ‘em, snap ‘em!” NICE.