Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Blog Your Story for International Woman's Day

Hat tip to Elisa Camahort for pointing this out ahead of time.

The Blank Noise Project is asking women to blog their stories on March 8th for International Woman's Day. Not just any story, though.

Do you remember any time that you sexually harrassed on the street? A comment that was inappropriate? Blog the story. Especially if you managed to turn the line around on the aggressor.

As they state:
When did you flip a situation so you could resist, when did you give back as hard as you got? When and how did you choose to confront? When did you become an Action Hero?

Being a 'HERO' is relative . We are interested in knowing how you challenged yourself or didint feel victimised?

This is an attempt to understand how different women ( across age groups/ cultures/ communities) have dealt with street sexual harassment in their everyday lives. Male bloggers are encouraged to share stories of women in their lives and how they have dealt with street sexual harassment. Non bloggers are also invited to participate- email us your story. We will upload your email and publish it here.

I've found that telling my stories is cathartic; so I'll be spending a couple a days trying to remember the moments of humilation that I need to expunge. Want to participate? Follow the simple directions here.

Check out my other blog: Deb's Daily Distractions

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