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Holla Back NYC
Our lovely new art editor Ronit tipped us off to this awesome website, Holla Back New York City.
It’s a blog that lets women and girls DO SOMETHING after being leered at, groped, harassed or catcalled on the street. Instead of trying to find words to lob back at some creep or feeling hurt or violated, you can snap a pic with your camera phone and upload it onto the site, complete with a snarky blurb. It’s a brilliant way to empower women.
As the site explains, “Holla Back NYC empowers New Yorkers to Holla Back at street harassers. Whether you’re commuting, lunching, partying, dancing, walking, chilling, drinking, or sunning, you have the right to feel safe, confident, and sexy, without being the object of some turd’s fantasy. So stop walkin’ on and Holla Back: Send us pics of street harassers.”
The site is not limited to New Yorkers, either. And word has it that a Canadian version is in the works. Any truth to that rumour? Let us know!