Save your cat calls: Hollaback Ottawa

Media Date: 22/07/2013
Type of Media: radio
Name of Media: CFRA

Interviewer: Stephanie Kinsella

Interviewee: Julie S. Lalonde Role: Director of Hollaback! Ottawa

Article Information

Background Hollaback! Ottawa produced a report based on an open forum we held and the results of a survey we conducted on levels and types of street harassment in Ottawa.
Reason CFRA interviewed us as a continuation of their focus on levels of harassment on public transit.
Comment Although the title is a tad cringe worthy, it was great to see a focus on the sexual violence continuum.
Outcome It's important to get the word out about our work and in particular, the framing of sexual violence. The more we hear 'cat calls' referred to as street harassment, the better. We need to shift the narrative.
Link to Article http://www.cfra.com/News/Ottawa-Regional-News/Save-your-cat-calls-Hollaback-Ottawa

 

Keywords: Hollaback!, street harassment, sexual violence