Street Harassment

As much as I can empathize, I will never know what it’s like to be a woman subjected to the uninvited, and in many cases, menacing attention that comes from strange men on the street. On any given street. At any given time. For no other reason besides a man assuming he is well within his right […]

If you’re a woman, there’s a good chance you may have been harassed on the street. Have you ever wanted to someone to help you when you were in that most uncomfortable situation? Or if you’re a man, have you seen a woman being harassment on the street but wasn’t sure how to help her? […]

Thursday, July 10 at 12 p.m., NewsOne will host a Twitter chat on Black women and street harassment that you shouldn’t miss. Our featured guest will be feminist blogger @feministajones and our moderator will be NewsOne’s Associate Editor Terrell Jermaine Starr. Follow the conversation at #YouOKSis? For now, check out our video on street harassment […]

On any given day of the week Melanie Ennis leaves her studio apartment and steps on to the streets of her Brooklyn neighborhood, there’s a strong likelihood of her being called a “bitch,” “stuck-up hoe,” or verbally abused by a man whose overtures — often quite lewd — she ignores. Ennis, 25, says she has […]

Portrait artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh was tired of the catcalling she witnessed constantly. SEE ALSO: FSU Student Accused Of Slurring Black Students On Vine So rather than sit back and accept street harassment as a daily way of life, the Brooklyn, N.Y., resident created a street art project called, “Stop Telling Women To Smile” or (STWTS). […]

Writer Elizabeth Mendez Berry recently wrote a piece detailing the dangers women must face when strolling the streets. Many women encounter cat-calling, unwanted touches, and are many times put in uncomfortable situations by total strangers. This epidemic has serious consequences: University of Connecticut researchers found that “the experience of street harassment is directly related to […]