#Harrassmentis: An Exploration of Identity and Street Harassment

Oct 12, 2013
  • Description

Street harassment can be sexist, racist, transphobic, homophobic, ableist, sizeist and/or classist: it is an expression of the interlocking and overlapping oppressions we face and it functions as a means to silence our voices and 'keep us in our place.' This guide explores how the power exerted over individuals has lots to do with our identities or the identities assigned to us by harassers. Experiences of street harassment are shaped by historical context, societal prejudices, climates of inequality and the overall exertion of power attempted by those who harass.