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halftheskymovement:

Several years ago, Nicola Briggs achieved Internet fame when a video of her confronting a sexual aggressor on the New York subway went viral. In a recent article that she wrote for the New York Daily News, Briggs asserts that it’s the perpetrators of sexual crimes who should feel shame, not the victims.
“I think, that as women living in our society, we were brought up to not raise our voices in public, that it was neither a polite, nor ladylike, thing to do,” Briggs writes. “But we’ve got to remember that when it comes to protecting our personal safety, and safeguarding our dignity, each one of us has every right to speak up, and to speak up loudly.”

halftheskymovement:

Several years ago, Nicola Briggs achieved Internet fame when a video of her confronting a sexual aggressor on the New York subway went viral. In a recent article that she wrote for the New York Daily News, Briggs asserts that it’s the perpetrators of sexual crimes who should feel shame, not the victims.

I think, that as women living in our society, we were brought up to not raise our voices in public, that it was neither a polite, nor ladylike, thing to do,” Briggs writes. “But we’ve got to remember that when it comes to protecting our personal safety, and safeguarding our dignity, each one of us has every right to speak up, and to speak up loudly.”

(via intlwomenshealth)

wildflower-kingdom:

So today, along the streets downtown in my city, were these little chalk written messages about harassment. There was so much positive feedback from others walking alongside and around me. Wow, this was really nice to see.

femme-crimes:

💥back off! stop street harassment💥 everyday I get harassed when I go to work, everyday I get harassed while I’m working, and I get harassed during my day off, every time I’m not home. This need to stop.

femme-crimes:

💥back off! stop street harassment💥 everyday I get harassed when I go to work, everyday I get harassed while I’m working, and I get harassed during my day off, every time I’m not home. This need to stop.

liviemay:

Such a touching thing to happen upon at one of the spots along my commute where I receive a majority of the unwanted attention directed my way. #endstreetharassment #nodoesntmeankeeptrying #ucberkeley #sproul (at UC Berkeley)

liviemay:

Such a touching thing to happen upon at one of the spots along my commute where I receive a majority of the unwanted attention directed my way. #endstreetharassment #nodoesntmeankeeptrying #ucberkeley #sproul (at UC Berkeley)

liviemay:

"I didn’t ask for your opinion." #endstreetharassment #empowerwomen #ucberkeley #sproul #feminism (at UC Berkeley)

liviemay:

"I didn’t ask for your opinion." #endstreetharassment #empowerwomen #ucberkeley #sproul #feminism (at UC Berkeley)