Web Sites: Hollaback!
Why I am recommending Hollaback!:
I love to people watch. I like to discover what makes interesting people tick. I like great photos. I like Backyard Billâ€™s point of view.
From the Website:
cool peeps in their style!
Hollaback! is a movement dedicated to ending street harassment using mobile technology. Street harassment is one of the most pervasive forms of gender-based violence and one of the least legislated against. Comments from â€œYouâ€™d look good on meâ€� to groping, flashing and assault are a daily, global reality for women and LGBTQ individuals. But it is rarely reported, and itâ€™s culturally accepted as â€˜the price you payâ€™ for being a woman or for being gay. At Hollaback!, we donâ€™t buy it.
We believe that everyone has a right to feel safe and confident without being objectified. Sexual harassment is a gateway crime that creates a cultural environment that makes gender-based violence OK. There exists a clear legal framework to reproach sexual harassment and abuse in the home and at work, but when it comes to the streetsâ€”all bets are off. This gap isnâ€™t because street harassment hurts any less, itâ€™s because there hasnâ€™t been a solution. Until now. The explosion of mobile technology has given us an unprecedented opportunity to end street harassmentâ€”and with it, the opportunity to take on one of the final new frontiers for womenâ€™s rights around the world.
By collecting women and LGBTQ folksâ€™ stories and pictures in a safe and share-able way with our very own mobile phone applications, Hollaback! is creating a crowd-sourced initiative to end street harassment. Hollaback! breaks the silence that has perpetuated sexual violence internationally, asserts that any and all gender-based violence is unacceptable, and creates a world where we have an optionâ€”and, more importantlyâ€”a response.