Hollaback

Amanda Seales Nailed It, But Do Guys Actually Understand the Problem With Catcalling?

Yazmin Joy Vigus | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Yazmin Joy Vigus

The message is clear: women don't like to be catcalled. But the for some dudes, the concept that girls don't actually like to be objectified is a bit of a head-scratcher.

Men Don't Understand Women

Peter Blair | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Peter Blair

I feel like as men we are often pretty unaware of these defaults, which is maybe why some people don't "get" that the Hollaback video is simply a broader indication of the way it seems society places different value on the way men interact with other men and with women. It also hits home how lucky we are to be operating without constraint

Handmaidens, Feminism and Reclaiming the Internet

Louise Pennington | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

I care about making spaces safe online for women so, whilst I will never support the policies of Dorries and Mensch, I do think we need to stop belittling and denigrating them. It is possible to criticise their policies without making it personal and supporting the patriarchy in silencing women. That is what we do when we fall into denigrating women. We are effectively helping to silence other women's voices. Instead, we need to reclaim the Internet and make it the most subversive weapon we have against the patriarchy.