Confronting Street Harassment : As the dad of a young daughter, I'm glad Hollaback is fighting the good fight

Media Date: 26/07/2013
Type of Media: internet
Name of Media: Yummy Mummy Club

Interviewer: Joe Boughner

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

Article Information

Background Joe Boughner is a blogger for Yummy Mummy Club who heard me speak about the Hollaback! Ottawa survey on street harassment.
Reason Joe wanted to feature the issue of street harassment for a column and in particular, wanted to focus on ways in which parents can have a conversation with their children about it.
Comment At Hollaback! Ottawa, we get to talk about street harassment a ton, which is great. But this is the first time we were asked to speak directly to parents. It was a really great opportunity to address often overlooked issues such as socialization and the ways in which we teach men to perpetuate the behaviour and ways we teach young girls to simply accept it.
Outcome We got some great feedback from parents who had never heard about us before and had, like most people, never thought about the complete normalization of street harassment.
Link to Article http://www.yummymummyclub.ca/blogs/joe-boughner-the-naked-dad/20130725/confronting-street-harassment

 

Keywords: Yummy Mummy Club, Hollaback! Ottawa, parenting, street harassment