Hollaback Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm en Ending Street Harassment in Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/ending-street-harassment-pittsburgh <p>Street harassment is a public form of sexual harassment that many people have witnessed, experienced, or engaged in.</p><p>For the most part, women are told to ignore cat calls and lewd behavior when walking down the street, but what if it happens on a daily basis?</p><p><em><a href="http://www.ihollaback.org/">Hollaback</a></em> is an online initiative that was created in New York City to give people a place to vent or talk about their experiences with public harassment.</p><p>Now four Pittsburgh women have formed a<a href="http://pittsburgh.ihollaback.org/"> local chapter</a> of <em>Hollaback</em>. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 20:50:43 +0000 Nick Frost 20954 at http://wesa.fm Ending Street Harassment in Pittsburgh New Effort Aims to Stop Street Harassment in Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/new-effort-aims-stop-street-harassment-pittsburgh <p>Heather Dougherty was new to Pittsburgh and without a car, so she’d walk everywhere in and around Lawrenceville.</p><p>“And I experienced street harassment almost every time I stepped outside my office,” Dougherty said. “Men would shout at me you know, ‘Hey baby; nice hips,’ stuff like that. They would honk their horn as I crossed the street.”</p><p>Dougherty said she did as she’d always been told — ignored it — but it began to happen more frequently.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 18:45:50 +0000 Deanna Garcia 20762 at http://wesa.fm