Maelie Arocho is a fighter, not a lover. She enjoys zombies, cat videos, and watching dogs with short legs run.
Social Issues – Walking down the street has always seemed like a harmless thing to do, unless you’ve ever been the victim of being cat-called. Gone are the days of this sort of thing happening in construction zones.
These days women are being harassed walking down the street, on the subway, or even by their co-workers. From cat-calling to standing too close for comfort to public masturbation, harassers aren’t being so subtle anymore. Now, there’s an app for that.
iHollaback first started as a movement, then progressed to a blog and now is available at your fingertips. The movement works to end street harassment by having women and LGBTQ individuals share their stories, photos, and videos of unwanted attention they endure. Simply put, it’s a wall of shame.
With the app you can report harassment and help others, including law enforcement, identify hot spots – which also means you’ll know what streets to skip while out and about.
Creeps on the streets are nothing new, however, the technology movement against it is. Even the government is in on it as the Department of Health and Human Services released two apps against abuse earlier this year that were targeted at preventing sexual assault and violence.
So if you’re sick and tired of being called “baby” make a statement and make those bastards ashamed of their actions through internet scorn.