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There’s an app for that

3 Nov

You use apps to work from home, watch movies, find new music, update your status, organize your life, and even to order take out. You’ve embraced the smart phone era with open arms, but you’re also passionate about what you do and about creating change.

If any of this sounds like you, then have we found the apps for you! Using innovative mobile technology, you can help prevent street harassment and relationship violence from the comfort of your phone. Thanks to organizations like Hollaback! and President Obama’s ‘Apps Against Abuse’ challenge, there are exciting ways that you can use this technology to not only make a difference in your life, but also in the lives of others. Continue reading

Harassment-free Halloween?

31 Oct

Walk into any grocery or retail store this month and women and girls have their pick of every “sexy fill-in-the-blank” costume imaginable. The range is endless! Over the weekend, the “sexy” costumes I saw on women varied from the classic “sexy cop” to the historical “sexy pioneer” to the more obscure “sexy Clockwork Orange.” As Lindsay Lohan’s character on Mean Girls reminds us, “Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.” In reality this isn’t the case, as many people also seem to think Halloween gives them a license harass.

The amount of harassment on Halloween is overwhelming: I’ve seen “Cowgirls” asked if ‘they want a good ride,” a “Sexy Nurse” get her breasts grabbed by a stranger she passed on the street, and don’t get me started on what “Sexy Cats” endure. 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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