Hollaback! is an application allowing victims and witnesses to share stories about street harassment. Developed in 2014 after a first version in 2010, the sharing process is meant to be very simple and quick. Users localize and categorize their story and can then choose to tell details about what happened. NYC citizens can also choose to share their story with the NYC Council.
An additional option is available for the user : the possibility to view all their stories on a map and share it.
Victims can share their stories and map, and find support from other users of the application (or even users from the platform they shared their map on).
The interface is a bit outdated and the colours of the map in background sometime not very readable. The map always open on NYC. Most of the data are at least one year old. Data could also be used in a bad way.
The application is available on the iTunes Store or Google Play. More informations here : https://www.ihollaback.org/get-app/
Created by the artist and producer Suyin Looui, this game is a satirical response to street harassment.
In this first person shooter game, women have the possibility to be the aggressor and kill violently men catcalling them.
The extreme violence along with the radical side taken by the creator enabled the game to have a quick and strong response from the public although a lot of reactions have also shown that not everyone understand the satirical aspect of the game, and reinforce the idea of some people that some women overreact. Another problem/weakness is also that once again, men are represented as the only ones blameworthy.
The game is not available anymore.
English version of the tumblr Projet Crocodiles, illustrating everyday life situations of sexism and street harassment.
Crocodiles Project is drawn by Thomas Mathieu, the stories were sent from France and Belgium. The men are replaced by crocodiles as a way to question gender roles, and their implication in sexist harassment.
Communicates about the problem, shows concrete examples and provides other useful informations for the victims. The illustrated format makes it easy to read.
All men are represented as crocodiles, even when they aren’t the harasser, which can lead to the preconceived idea that men are always the harassers and women always the victims.
English translation made by Sophie Heitz, Neill Wade and Emily Macintosh, handwritten by Aurore Vegas and Thomas Mathieu.