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

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Things will be great when you're...

I was at Downtown Crossing heading to a meeting down a side street when a guy yelled, "HEY BABY!" I turned around, but he wasn't even looking back at me anymore. It's not like this encounter ruined my day or hurt me, but what pisses me off is that I looked. He has that power over me - all men do - and that by just randomly screaming at me, he can have my undivided attention. And people think a power imbalance doesn't exist. Hah.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Park it over there

I was walking through the Common this morning, in a hideous mood and on the verge of tears for legitimate personal reasons. As I walked past one of the maintenance buildings, a man came out carrying a huge garbage bag. I had my head down, sunglasses on, and there were quite a few other people around, but - no surprise - he came right at me. "Hey honey, you got a cell phone, wanna make a dollar?" So angry that by being in public, by existing, I was immediately assumed to be available for whatever some man wanted from me, I snapped back loudly, "NO," and kept walking. He said loudly to my retreating back, "Well gee, thanks a lot," as if I'd seriously inconvenienced him. I was furious. Instead of turning around and berating him with tales of my personal sadness, reasons why he should have left me alone; and instead of just letting it go or being afraid, I yelled back, even more loudly, "FUCK YOU!" And it felt really fucking good.

Help keep up with our event and administrative costs