Street Harrassment

How to Manage Catcalling

Millicent Binks | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Millicent Binks

As women we've all experienced catcalling and street harassment. Sometimes its mild and sometimes its extremely vulgar. When its bad and I'm in a particularly bad mood I wish I could pull a sawed-off shotgun out from under my floral dress, point it at the lowlife and say, "not so pretty now am I!" but in reality I can't do this.

Street Harassment Isn't 'Deplorable' Behaviour, and It Isn't the Fault of Everyday Sexism Project

Louise Pennington | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

he Everyday Sexism Project isn't archiving examples of men saying hello to random women. They are collecting and sharing women's stories of street harassment and low-level forms of sexual assault and violence. Foster seems to have misunderstood the difference between asking a woman on a date and sexual harassment.

No More Page 3: An Ode to Tits and Arse

Claire Shropshall | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Shropshall

It was only when I lived and worked in Honduras briefly aged 21 and suffered daily cat-calls, hisses and spitting from local men in the street, that something truly and irrevocably sank in. Being treated differently for occupying a female body wasn't just frustrating and irritating.

If Women Are C**ts, What Does That Make You?

Ellie Slee | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ellie Slee

If you look, it's everywhere; not just when women are being violently battered, unprovoked, on the street. There are so many examples of the way that some men* colonise public space today, and as a result, I know very few women who feel safe walking in public alone.

No Thanks to the Groping

Lucy Robinson | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Robinson

Our collective acquiescence to the persistent infringement of our basic rights. Because is it not a basic right to enjoy oneself without the threat of molestation? Most women never speak up. The braver among us might tell gropers to f*ck off but we're unlikely to get the offender thrown out of the bar.