We are at an unprecedented time in history where we do not have to wait for the media to pay attention to our stories. We all have a platform; we all have followers. Through the power of mobile technology, social media, and the internet we are able to move street harassment from something that is isolating to something that is sharable.
Fighting back is a good first step in the war against street harassment, but the abuse and crime will continue as long as our culture promotes sexist beliefs that women lack intelligence and autonomy.
Street harassment should not be the price women pay for living in the city – and now we have a brand-new way to stand up for ourselves, the Hollaback phone app.