Monday, July 27, 2009

Check it Out

Shout out to Hollaback and street harassment awareness.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Share the Road!!

I was riding my bike home from school down Coming Street in moderate traffic when a fancy black convertible pulled up right next beside me. The bald driver inside then proceeded to say, "Get off the rode, sweetheart, you're going to get hurt." First of all, it is illegal for bikes to ride on the sidewalk and for cars to intimidate bicyclists. But what made me mad was his condescending tone: he called me "sweetheart," like I'm his cute little baby that needs protection and male guidance on how to get around. He sped off, cutting me off, before I could even yell at him to "Share the road!"

Submitte by Leigh

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Teaching them young

I was walking down the street on the phone with my mom and completely distracted. I heard a man blow his horn at a girl running, and of course, I was infuriated. Since I was so concentrated on cursing her harasser, I wasn't paying attention to my own.

A boy, literally, he has not hit puberty yet (high pitched voice and all), was behind me saying "That's right man, blow that horn at her with her pretty hairstyle." Since I was on the phone with my mother, and I attempt to keep a clean mouth around her, I didn't get a chance to teach this small child a lesson he deserved. He had also been trying to get my attention before I was just too distracted.

Not 1 minute later, another sketch ball, old man, blew his horn at me.

I don't understand why I can't walk 3 blocks down here without being bothered by inappropriate and unwelcome advances. I'll never get used to it, and shouldn't have to.

Submitted by Anonymous

Saturday, August 30, 2008

No thank you just isn't enough

My friends and I went dancing. One guy decided that he would try to dance with us, although all of us turned him down politely. The second time he came up to me asking me to dance, I asked him "What the fuck is up with you." He responded with something that I couldn't understand at which point I told him he was "drunk as fuck and to leave us alone." He continued to bother tons of other women the entire night.

We then realized that he was with a group of foreign guys. I did notice that his English was not the best, but the point is he can understand body language and me blatantly pushing him away.

Submitted by Anonymous

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Hollaback Charleston on Facebook

Hollaback Charleston on Facebook

Hollaback Charleston is working to get the word out around Charleston, SC.

If you are a member of Facebook, click on the link above, and join the group. The discussion board is open so that you can talk with other people, but posts will be transferred to this page.

The page is meant for all of Charleston, so we want everyone to be able to learn from everyone's experiences.Thanks,Hollaback

Monday, July 14, 2008

Street harassers

There was an incident a while ago. I was walking down Wentworth Street and someone shouted "Nice tits!" I immediately turned around and flipped him off. I am 14 and I do not think it is fair for someone to objectify me or anyone else! I got so mad that I just wanted to smash someone's face in.

Submitted by Catherine

Monday, June 25, 2007

King St. Harassment

These guys were hollering at me from the roof of the building next door. They yelled some variation of “Hey baby, you light my fire” – some awful play on the Doors’ lyrics. They were working on the blue-gray building that houses (I believe) Raval, and the ex-Atomic Comics, but were on the back side of it, possibly working on the air conditioning units. I yelled “fuck you” and gave them a big finger before running up to the office to get a camera.

Submitted by Margaret