Monday, November 10, 2008

Now starring....sexual predators!


www.hollabacknyc.com

We discussed this site last week in my gender communication class and I think it is just the most bizarre thing in the world. Basically the site just invites women to take a picture of men who sexually harass them on the street and post it on this website. I guess it's supposed to be empowering and shaming to the guys who do it, but if you look at the pictures, most of the guys are smiling like they're proud to be up here. Now doesn't that kind of defeat the purpose?

I found this gem under the heading,"Thanking for making me feel unsafe in my hometown, assclown." (Assclown? Is that a word?)




4 comments:

Jenn said...

well i don't think the taking of the picture is supposed to necessarily shame the predator. i think the site itself is supposed to be more empowering and as a warning sort of. like a sexual predator list with photos. interesting.

Jenn said...

ps- i hope assclown is a word

since1996 said...

This reminds me of a time I had two guys driving next to me on the freeway, and the passenger had his number on a pad of paper in the window and kept motioning me to call them. All I could do was just giggle, who's prepared for that kind of thing?!?!?!

Jenn said...

thats awesome. i'd love to be harassed like that. lol