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“Street Harassment: a real problem that requires legal regulation” from Huffington Post

12 Sep


Street Harassment: A Real Problem that Requires Legal Regulation

Holly Kearl
Posted: March 12, 2010 04:43 PM

“Do you remember when it was legal for a man to make sexually explicit or sexist remarks to a woman at work? I don’t. While sexual harassment in the workplace still happens, it became illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 19 years before I was born.

Do you remember when it was legal for a man to make sexually explicit or sexist remarks to a woman on the street or at a bus stop? I do. Sexual harassment in public is legal. But it shouldn’t be.”

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AZ DAILY STAR: Tucson effort aims to track harassment

2 Aug

Tucson effort aims to track harassment

Fernanda Echavarri Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star | Posted: Monday, August 1, 2011 12:00 am

A new website encourages the public to report harassment incidents in Tucson, especially as they pertain to gay and lesbian youth.

From inappropriate comments, whistles and catcalls, to groping, stalking and threats, public harassment is not likely to be reported to local law enforcement, officials say.

Read more: http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_93d3cca3-9aa2-588f-833a-a24068a2db4d.html#ixzz1TuEINGBS Continue reading

“Creating a Community Against LGBTQ Harassment”

12 Jul

SAFE STREETS AZ: Creating a Community Against LGBTQ Street Harassment

Published on July 12,2011 at 5:22 pm in Uncategorized, no comments 

BY STEPHANIE E. ARENDT
Senior Prevention Educator
Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault

 In just the past two years, the level of awareness and support available for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified youth experiencing bullying and harassment in schools has grown astronomically. There are almost no safeguards, however, for the kinds of harassment they encounter in public spa Continue reading

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