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Public Sexual Harassment (PSH)

Feel Safe In Public Poster Giveaway

To wrap up our #streetharassment week with @ourstreetsnow, we’re sending a copy of this poster to @unwomen
We’ll also be giving away posters to 3 lucky winners!

To enter,

Thank you to all that collaborated this past week

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Public Sexual Harassment (PSH)

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Women

Dogs & Women:

Across cultures, and across time, we have shared so much.

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The Master got to stride boldly down the street and was free to threaten, kick, abuse, or even kill any dog which dared to try to share the sidewalk with him.

Globally, historically, men have inflicted similar harassments on women.

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In cultures with a conscience, we have a Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) to protect dogs from such maltreatment.

Time for an SPCW?

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Public Sexual Harassment (PSH)

Men Speak Against Harassment

Today we’re showcasing a few comments famous men have made on Public Sexual Harassment

Harassment is about power – the undue exercise of power by a superior over a subordinate.
Michael Crichton
(author, film-maker)

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Most women are all too familiar with men … whose sense of prerogative renders them deaf when women say, “No thanks,” “Not interested,” or even “F*k off, creep.”
Jon Krakauer
(writer, mountaineer)

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I think the golden rule for men should be: If you’re a man, don’t say anything to a woman on the street that you wouldn’t want a man saying to you in prison.
Peter White
(musician)
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Public Sexual Harassment (PSH)

I Want to Feel Safe in Public

Public Sexual Harassment is a global issue, and the impacts are felt differently across the world, ranging from catcalling to sexual assault.

Public Sexual Harassment is something the vast majority of women have had to endure. Yet 80% of women endure frequent Public Sexual Harassment.

The ability to go about your day without harassment should be a basic human right.

We’re collaborating with Our Streets Now to bring attention to Public Street Harassment across the world, inspire people to speak up, and encourage lawmakers to make Public Sexual Harassment a Criminal Offense.

Follow us on Instagram for our End Street Harassment updates and polls!

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Public Sexual Harassment (PSH)

End Public Harassment #3: Victimless Crime

Public sexual harassment (PSH) is the most common form of violence against women and girls. Yet it is belittled, ignored, and normalised. Women are accused of getting upset over nothing when it happens. Like prostitution, Society sees it as a victimless crime.

4 men in a car, follow Shanice, a 10-year-old girl in her school uniform, across a bridge with wolf-whistles, jeers, and shouts of “How much for a blow-job?”

85-pound Shelley tells 3 large men who are sexually harassing her that she is only 13. They say, “So what, we don’t care how old you are.”

18-year-old Donna is confined to a wheel-chair. One man on the subway said to her, “Ooh love did someone f**k you too hard and now you’re broken?” Men on the street flash her, or they grab her, and then they run away.

Jane was 20 years old and deaf, when a car stopped next to her and the driver catcalled at her. She couldn’t hear him and did not respond. He drove his car in front of her, blocking her path, and screamed, “I’m trying to compliment you, but you’re ignoring me. I don’t tolerate being ignored.”

No victims there …

The ability to go about your day without harassment should be a basic human right. Yet 80% of women endure frequent Public Sexual Harassment.

We’re collaborating with Our Streets Now to bring attention to Public Street Harassment across the world, inspire people to speak up, and encourage lawmakers to make Public Sexual Harassment a Criminal Offense.

Follow us on Instagram for our End Street Harassment updates and polls!

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Public Sexual Harassment (PSH)

End Public Harassment #1: Verbal Rape

Woman's hand with Stop Verbal Rape. 80% of woman experience public sexual harassment.
A strange male walks up to a female on the street, and out of his mouth streams a foul mix of four-letter words and threats mixed-in with disgusting sexual slurs.

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Society closes its eyes to the abuse and pretends this behaviour to be innocuous – boys being boys.

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Rubbish!
Let’s call this assault by its real name:
Verbal Rape

The ability to go about your day without harassment should be a basic human right. Yet 80% of women endure frequent Public Sexual Harassment.

We’re collaborating with Our Streets Now to bring attention to Public Street Harassment across the world, inspire people to speak up, and encourage lawmakers to make Public Sexual Harassment a Criminal Offense.

Follow us on Instagram for our End Street Harassment updates and polls!

Street harassment is a form of harassment, primarily sexual harassment that consists of unwanted comments, gestures, honking, wolf-whistlings, catcalling, exposure, following, persistent sexual advances, and touching by strangers in public areas such as streets, shopping malls, and public transportation.

Cyberbullying Via Social Media
Elizabeth Whittaker & Robin M. Kowalski

What is Public Sexual Harassment?

PSH is an area that has largely slipped between the cracks of law enforcement.  Harassing comments / actions on the street, a daily and frightening reality for many individuals, especially women, seem to be culturally accepted everywhere as part of the reality of living.

So, it is time for us as people to organize, to learn about the situation and what we can do to change our world for the better. We need to speak-up loudly for the criminalization of PSH, including joining (or starting) organizations devoted to promoting positive change in local regions.

The ‘Feel Safe’ Campaign and Our Streets Now

Our Streets Now is a campaign demanding the right of women and girls to feel and be safe in public space. Their petition in the UK has received over 200,000 signatures to date.

This week, from May 24th to May 30th, we are collaborating with Our Streets Now to bring attention to amplify the call to end Public Street Harassment across the world.

We want help Our Streets Now in their mission to inspire others who have experienced street harassment to speak up, and inspire local partners to start petitions in their countries to urge lawmakers to make Public Sexual Harassment a criminal offense.

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Catch-22 (Snatch-22)

How Are We Supposed to Feel?

Women are repressed, brutalized, abused, raped, tortured, and murdered.

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How are they supposed to feel?

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Guilty, of course.
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Gender Bias in Religion

Conclusions

“Divine right of kings.
Know your place and do not question it.
Slavery as the natural condition of people with dark skin.
Women as subordinate to men.
Homosexuality as an Abomination.
Mother Nature as Man’s to master, rape, pillage and destroy.”

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What conclusion would you like to draw?

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The dominant male group expertly defends anything it wants us to believe through wishful thinking, make believe, manipulation, and scripture conveniently written and cunningly exploited.

The Handmaid’s Tale (Paperback)
Margaret Atwood’s popular dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale explores a broad range of issues relating to power, gender, and religious politics.
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Gender Bias in Psyche

What do Women Want?

What do women want?

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A roof over their head, food in their stomachs, a warm bed to sleep in, and a hot shower. A safe, happy, healthy, and prosperous future for themselves and for their children. Education, fulfillment, a satisfying job with decent pay. Friendship, love, and good sex. Laughter, fun, and interesting times.

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In other words, the same damned things that men want.
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Gender Bias in Psyche

What Do Women Want?

Freud once famously asked, “What do women want? ”



The Marquis de Sade – Gandhi
Casanova – Buddha
Ted Bundy – Saint Francis Assisi



Donald Trump – Einstein
Hitler – Schindler
Kim Jong Un – The Dalai Lama



Osama bin Laden – Deeprak Chopra
Mengele – Dr. Banting
Grand Dragon of the Klan – Martin Luther King



Lager lout – Doctor with Medicins Sans Frontieres
John Wayne – Chief Dan George
Liberace – Arnold Schwarzenegger



What do men want?