April Grace shared her story through a Facebook post that has gone viral.
Catcalling and other forms of street harassment happen every day, in every corner of the world. Protection against these crimes are slowly being established, but there is still the fear of what could happen if we choose to fight back. True, it'
The bill was approved on Monday, January 14, 2019.
On Monday, January 14, 2019, the House of Representatives approved House Bill (HB) 8794, criminalizing all forms of street harassment. HB 8794 also known as the Safe Street, Public and Online Spaces Act encompasses "gender-based street, public spaces, and online" sexual
'He was closer now, still looking at his phone, but following me.'
Following the recent murder of 22-year-old comedian Eurydice Dixon as she walked home alone in Melbourne, Australian police urged young women to "take responsibility for your safety" and to "exercise situational awareness"-and it's caused outrage.One Twitter
It's uncomfortable to watch, but it happens every single day.
We can't say this enough: Women experience some form of harassment every day. We don't know a single woman who's never been a victim of unwanted attention or sexual advances. KAMI published a video of a
Everyone has a right to feel secure and protected equally.
Catcalling may seem like a harmless "expression of appreciation" to those who dole it out, but to the persons on the receiving end... that's definitely not the case. Words like "fear," "panic," and "threat" come to mind as sexual harassment is,
She has been covering the city with catcalls people have heard on its sidewalks.
One characteristic of street harassment -or catcalling-is that it generally happens fast. A man yells, "Hey baby!" from a moving car, or someone says, "Nice ass," after you've already walked by. It happens so fast, and then it'
Let’s fight it together.
Recently, women have been coming forward with their own stories of sexual harassment and assault on social media, their posts held together by a common thread: the words "Me too," written as such or as a hashtag. A trend launched by actress
Noa Jansma is on a mission to educate people about the "objectification of women in daily life."
Catcalling is horrible. Some men feel they can shout and humiliate you in public with no repercussions and often, as women, we're left too intimidated or shaken to know how to respond.Personally, I often launch into a massive eyeroll and
Such a grand, expensive gesture is proof of Xian's love, admiration, and sincerity, right? WRONG.
The internet blew up yesterday after photos of a billboard with a message asking actress Erich Gonzales for a coffee date went viral. Businessman Xian Gaza, who seems to paint himself as extremely wealthy on social media, basically spent six figures to
When it happens to someone they love, they get angry. VERY ANGRY.
Clearly, catcalling and other forms of street harassment make our blood boil-just look at all the articles we've published about how it makes us women feel uncomfortable, unsafe, and downright disrespected.This time, we wanted to know what our male
They're also too protected by sexual harassment laws, he says.
While a guest on ABC's RN Drive radio program on March 20, Australian Senator Malcolm Roberts told host Patricia Karvelas some women enjoy being "wolf-[whistled]," 9 News reports. He also said when it comes to verbal sexual harassment, Australian law
'It is deplorable that our women, young and adult, are subjected to this kind of abuse.'
Senator Risa Hontiveros recently presented Senate Bill No. 1326 or the Safe Streets and Public Spaces Act. The bill aims to penalize street harassment, such as catcalling and wolfwhistling.CNN Philippines quoted Hontiveros as saying, "It is deplorable that our women, young
The good news is women are finally fighting back.
Ah, street harassment-the Richter scale of our collective progress as a society. On buses, trains, hell, even Grab cars, women everywhere are still being groped, violated, and subjected to inappropriate physical contact without their consent. It must be something in the
'I've been locked out of my account a lot of times for calling out vile pages. They get all their members to report me.'
In June 2016, Raymond Peter Campiglio put up the Facebook page, Catcalled in the Philippines. He thought it would be a good way to empower women to share their stories and raise awareness about all forms of sexual harassment. As of February
A response to unwanted comments and unsolicited dick pics.
No woman ever likes being harassed or catcalled. We're not even sure who came up with the justification that catcalling is a compliment-it's not-and women are using sarcasm and social media to shine a light on how ridiculous
Find out what society needs to do to stop it.
Facebook posts and tweets on catcalling in recent months have brought this behavior to public consciousness. Although catcalling is still a long way from becoming socially unacceptable, people are slowly realizing that the acts of hooting, wolf-whistling, and leering at passing
It is harassment.
If you've been honked at, whistled at, or yelled at-you've been catcalled. Anytime a man felt the need to tell you to smile more or had the audacity to ask you for a kiss-that was a catcall. It'
Five women who've been catcalled tell it like it is.
Catcalling, in simple terms, is street harrassment. It's when a stranger gives you an unwanted whistle or comment when you pass him or her. Is it an everyday occurence? Yes. Should we discuss it and put a stop to it? These
'I know his reputation well enough not to be shocked by it, but that does not make it right.'
GMA News reporter and TV anchor Raffy Tima has broken his silence over the recent catcalling incident where President-elect Rodrigo Duterte whistled at his his wife, journalist Mariz Umali. In a post, Tima expressed his dismay over the incoming president's
'Nagpapapansin ka talaga sa akin ha.'
President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has again become the subject of controversy after he was seen catcalling a journalist during a live press conference in Davao City on Tuesday.Duterte was shown to have whistled at GMA News reporter and anchor Mariz Umali
"They taunted and made sexually explicit gestures towards me out the window."
Jenny Stanley of Dublin bravely recounted her experience enduring a night of catcalling in a powerful letter to the Irish Times. In the letter, she describes how dehumanizing and terrifying the experience of being singled out by packs of verbally abusive men
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