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undeadlylike
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Some of you may've heard of HollabackNYC: http://hollabacknyc.blogspot.com/

It's a site where you can send in pics and stories of perverts who harass you on the street. You know, the ones who make you feel uncomfortable wearing a short dress at night or a bikini at the beach. Hell, even when you're fully dressed sometimes.

I decided to make a Toronto version: http://hollabackto.blogspot.com/

It happens to me all the time, I see it happening to other girls and women all the time... and nothing gets done. This at least gives us a starting point to getting back at these creeps.

It is NOT okay to feel unsafe or intimidated based on your body type, how you dress or what time of day you're out; it's not okay to take their comments, gropes, leers and disgusting behaviour, and it's not okay to just ignore it.

We're still just starting up the site and currently accepting stories and pics of your encounters with these creeps.

hollabackTO@gmail.com

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Nailo
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I am nowhere near the Toronto area, or even Canada, but all power to you! Do you do anything other than take pictures and share stories? Maybe work with the police in some way? Or am I being idealistic?

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undeadlylike
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Thanks for the support! So far we don't work with the police, but we have articles coming out in a few magazines over the next few months [McClungs and Herizons if you're interested!] so hopefully that gains more awareness of what we're trying to do, and perhaps we can expand from there.
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