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TBT: “Hey Baby!” Isn’t an Opener: Conversation with HollaBack Philly

Hey kittens, it’s Anti Street Harassment Week! This is a throw back to last year, but Hollaback is doing even more awesome stuff now!

What is street harassment? And why is it important to combat, when it seems almost innocuous compared to the spectrum of abuse to which humans are susceptible? Perhaps because it’s one end that makes the rest of the continuum more possible.hollaback philly

We’ve talked about it here before, remembering that even if you think it’s a compliment to yell to a passerby that their body parts are fantastic, the message might not be received that way. And it’s a better bet to elevate the conversation, just in case.

And who better to discuss street harassment than the awesome women of Hollaback Philly? I chatted with Anna and Rochelle about the activism the group does:

Listen to it here or on iTunes, Podbay, or Feedburner, where you can subscribe and get all the episodes even sooner!

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