You can holla back in the moment in a way that is fast and easy. Use your phonecams or digital cameras to DOCUMENT STREET HARASSERS. Add directly to your cellphone. Email us the pics with your story. We accept submissions from anywhere!

Join the Holla Back Boston Mailing List


Browse Archives at

Hey Baby - The Boston Globe

Harassment is a serious matter - Boston Globe letter to editor

Catcallers beware! Women "holla back" at street harassment

WMBR 88.1 FM Cambridge What's Left 8/6/2006
Click here to download the show!

Getting Touched on the T - The Northeastern News

Ms. Magazine: Shooting Harassers With Cell Phones

All Holla Backs are independent collectives, in support of the same international mission; they are in no way affiliated with one another unless otherwise noted.

  • Holla Back TALK is the academic, critically engaged arm of Team HollaBackBoston which focuses on the deconstruction of street harassment and the social norms that enable sexually violating speech and behavior.

HollaFAQ! Your questions about HollaBackBoston answered

HollaBackBoston's Race and Class Statements

Foreplay for Holla Back Project:
Suspected Subway Pleasurer Arrested

If you want to get involved or are a supportive group affiliated with ending street harassment, please contact us:

Subscribe in a reader

Powered by Blogger

Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial- NoDerivs 2.5 License.

Bloggers' Rights at EFF

Powered by FeedBurner

Get Firefox!
This is a Flickr badge showing public photos from HollaBackBoston. Make your own badge here.

Save the Internet: Click here

Take Back The Tech

Saturday, March 31, 2007

What'd you say?

Friday night, Central Square, walking into a liquor store, joking about how we might be able to pick up some other substances nearby. My friend who's visiting from NYC says, "Near my place too! You've seen where I live! I'm surprised you didn't get propositioned!"

This man was apparently so mesmerized by the P word that he couldn't even walk through the door. We didn't know how to get him out of our way, but he wanted to stare at us, so he moved to get a better look. Then he said to his friend, "Man, if you just heard what I heard!" Dude, we were talking about fools like you!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Ten to one

Walking in the South End today, one guy came really close to me. "Hey mommy, got a dime?" I'm a mother? Yours? That's news.

About three blocks later, we passed some young guys on their stoop. After we'd gone by, I heard, "You're hot! But you ain't got no ass!" I turned around, laughing. "And you're what, ten?" Most of the rest of this pleasant exchange was muffled because we kept walkin on, but I'm pretty sure he corrected me - he's twelve - and my friend swore she heard "blowjob" in his last audible rants.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

I don't think he was trying to offer peace

I noticed the one on the right leering at me when he got on the train, and I almost said something when he started bothering the woman sitting in front of him. But it really got me when he started making cooing sounds at me as I was exiting the car. At first I thought it was some sort of hooting dove noise, but a friend later pointed out that it might have been meant to sound like a pigeon. Whatever aviary he meant to intimidate, I don't think his symbolism is working.

Help keep up with our event and administrative costs