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Cos we ain’t not no hollaback girls

by Joanna on August 8, 2011 in Events, Urban Issues


You know what sucks? Getting yelled at on the street (unless it’s someone yelling “Hey Wellingtonista, you’re awesome, come and have some free drinks in my bar if you like” in a non-threatening way. Please do that). So Hollaback! wants to do something about it.

We’ve got your back! 

Hollaback! is an international movement to end street harassment through web and mobile technology. We collect stories and experiences of street harassment from women and LGBTQ folks in a safe and shareable way so that we can break the silence around this form of gender-based violence and have each other’s backs.

Now Hollaback is coming to Wellington, and to celebrate their launch, the Wellington Young Feminists’ Collective is throwing a party at Happy on August 13. The gig features soul lady Moana Ete, electro folk act porcelaintoy and eight-piece all-girl wonder band the Sisters of St Rupertsberg, and it’s $10 on the door. Woo haa!

Joanna McLeod

Joanna McLeod has started calling herself the Empress of the Internet because she can. As well as wrangling the other site contributors and Getting Shit Done, she likes to eat, drink and write in equal amounts. Yes, she would love to be invited along to your event in order to do those things. Joanna's also the best person to talk to if you're interested in advertising on the site.

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