This is Street Harassment

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It seems like everyone’s been talking about Hollaback!PHILLY’s amazing new anti-street harassment campaign, and for good reason. The group has purchased ad space on Philadelphia subway trains, posting signs expressing sentiments like:

“Nice a** is not a compliment”

&

“Catcalls, staring, whistling and following are street harassment.”

The campaign comes as part of International Anti-Street Harassment Week (April 7-13, 2013), a complementary subset of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Hollaback!PHILLY is a chapter of the international organization Hollaback!, which seeks to raise awareness about street harassment, promote productive conversations about street harassment, and make public spaces safer for everyone. Hollaback! has chapters in over 50 cities across the globe and has engaged hundreds of volunteers since its inception in 2011.

We’re sad to report that Denver doesn’t yet have its own chapter of Hollaback! However, keep your eyes peeled on campus next week; we’ll be posting some of our favorite anti-street harassment images to continue spreading awareness of what street harassment is and why it needs to stop!

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