Hollaback goes International

If you doan know what Hollaback is, then U is banished to the doghouse, and no fluffy blankets for u!   It's only the most awesome-est thing to come along since the invention of the wheel. Well, cell phone anyway, and that's ossum enuf.

You can see from the map that there are only Hollaback chapters in 12 cities--there oughta be hundreds. No, thousands. No, there ought be none, because guys should act like human beings and none of this would be necessary, but I digress.

There's a new one, more or less, in a place you'd least expect---Egypt.  It's called Harrasmap,

"A planned website, Harrasmap, will allow women to quickly report instances of harassment via text message or Twitter, to be loaded onto a digital map of Cairo to show hotspots and areas that might be dangerous for women to walk alone.
The data will be shared with activists, media, and police."  

Since " 83 percent of Egyptian women and 98 percent of foreign women living in Cairo said they had been harassed in some way — and 62 percent of men admitted to harassing", this is definitely as step in the right direction. 

That link above might not work, evidently due to Egypt being a dickwad dictatorship, but you could paste in this URL and get the article.


Try it, cuz it's worth reading, and pretty uplifting. The comments too, they're like a meeting between Neanderthals and Homo Sapiens.   Any way you look at it, this is a Good Thing.

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