Monthly Archives: February 2010

Take a Picture

Photo by MGSpiller via flickr

A few weeks ago my friends and I were on our way to Pasha Lounge in DC. It was around 11:30 pm-12 ish and we parked right in front of APEX nightclub and got out to take pictures of each other. As we were taking pictures, a group of guys drove by (I didn’t see them because at the moment I was taking the pic and my back was to the street.) I heard one of them say ‘Hey! Hey – shawty in the white dress!” (to one of my friends.) We ignored them and were just talking and laughing and then one of the guys yells really loudly, “YO! TAKE A PICTURE OF MY DICK!” And then they laughed and sped off.

Submitted by Ashley on 2/26/10

Location: Just outside of APEX nightclub in DC

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Hey Baby

This morning I was walking home from the Gym and a guy yelled, “hey baby” at me as I passed by.

Submitted by anonymous on 2/25/20010

Location: 14th and Florida, NW

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Podcast on the HBDC!/CHARTS Mural

Late Monday night we sat down with Zia, creator of Collision to discuss our mural project and why we want to use art to raise awareness about public sexual harassment.

Listen to what we said here.

And don’t forget to to join us on March 11th at Chispa to learn more about our vision and network with other artist and activist.

The Rose Thrower

Photo by quinn.anya via flickr

Cross posted from Stop Street Harassment Blog:

In Fredrick, MD, a truck driver harassed a 14-year-old girl as she was walking to school. He kept trying to talk to her and get her attention by throwing rose petals and candy out of the window in her direction. The truck made a u-turn and passed her again and the truck driver harassed her some more. The girl then went to a nearby restaurant and called her mother, who notified the police. The driver was not found.

Police are looking into the incident and asks anyone with information to use their tip line at 301-600-TIPS (8477).

Location: Fredrick, Maryland

Do you have a personal experience with gender-based public sexual harassment you would like to submit? Just click here and fill out the online submission form. All submissions are posted anonymously unless you specify.

Save the Date! Chispa!

We are excited to announce that we will be presenting our mural project at the upcoming Chispa!

When: Thursday, March 11th, 7:30pm
Where: the fridge dc
Rear Alley, 516 8th St SE
(Across the street from Matchbox; Eastern Market Metro)
Cover: $5, but the inspiration is free!

Join us to learn more about the HBDC!/CHARTS mural on public sexual harassment, why we want to use art to raise awareness about public sexual harassment,  and connect with other creatives and activists in the DC area about what they are dreaming and doing. Read more about us and the other presenters here.

We are still looking for a home for our mural and on the hunt for private wall space in Columbia Heights/U Street. Have you seen a wall that you think is perfect for our mural or know someone that might be able to help us? Leave us a comment or email us at dchollaback@gmail.com

“At least say hi.”

The other day I was walking to get some lunch with my coworker. We were lost in conversations about work, graduate school applications, and plans for the weekend. Two older men walked by us and one said, “hey cutie”.  Neither one of said anything or even looked their direction. As they continued to pass us, we heard one man say, “you could at least say hi back.”

Submitted by SL on 2/19/2010

Location: Eastern Market near the Metro

Do you have a personal experience with gender-based public sexual harassment you would like to submit? Just click here and fill out the online submission form. All submissions are posted anonymously unless you specify.

The Vagina Monologues are Back On!

We are excited to announce that the WCL’s performance of Vagina Monologues have been rescheduled to March 19th and 20th.

Both shows will start at 7pm and all proceeds will benefit the launch of our RightRides DC program.

We’ll be there with more information on HBDC!, RightRides, and volunteer sign up information.

Location: Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Room 603

Tickets are $10 and will be on sale at WCL the week before the event and at the door each night.

See you there!