International Anti-Street Harassment Day is this Sunday, March 20th. Street harassment (catcalling, intimidation, unwanted come-ons, etc) are a family member of sexual assault. Street harassment is about the harasser getting power over someone (usually a woman) for a short moment that helps them prop up their failing masculinity. It's ridiculous, threatening, demeaning, and needs to stop. Amanda Hess at TBD.com put up a useful link on a street audit being undertaken by Holla Back DC! for the Day; similar actions in Boston and other places around the country might help to reduce street harassment.
Because she says it better than I can, here are ten cool ideas for reducing street harassment in your own neighborhood. Check 'em out! And enjoy our spring weather!