Saturday, February 24, 2007

Giving it back

Last year, around this time, I first started speaking up about street sexual harassment.
Thanks to Blank Noise's blogathon, many women's ghosts began to be exorcised - talk about it, get angry about it, start fighting it.

This year, another blogathon has been announced, asking bloggers - male, female, all - to speak up again. But not just about 'victim' experiences. Talk about how you fought back.

From the blank noise blog:

On the morning of March 8th, 2007, share with us a story (or two, or five or...) of fighting back?! When did you flip a situation so you could resist, when did you give back as hard as you got? When and how did you choose to confront? When did you become an Action Hero?

To participate:
1. announce the event.
2. blog your story
3. email us about it and we will link you right away!
email (with the subject titled: Action Heroes Online).

Spread the word.


Anonymous said...

u don't have to be a woman to participate do you...?

Annie Zaidi said...

no, you don't have to be a woman. as long as you're talking about street sexual harassment and how you gave it back, or are telling the story on behalf of a woman.

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