Monday, October 19, 2009

BACK UP! Concrete Diaries: Sistas Speaking On Street Harassment.

BACK UP! concrete diaries from Nijla Mumin on Vimeo.

Here is a clip from a full feature length film in the making, please support this film! Educators... screen this in your classrooms! Click into the vimeo link for more info.

And to men, please take the responsibility to talk to boys and other men. Make interventions on street harassment even when you might not feel safe. Can't we afford a moment of "not feeling so safe" if sistas walk this on the daily?? And you KNOW you wouldn't want to see your sister, momma, auntie or girlfriend treated like this, so where is the disconnect? Really gonna be researching this dynamic so i can move forward with some salient strategies.

This entitlement thing to the space of other girls and women is just wack, wrong, and juvenille. Guys, it is time to Back Up and Man Up.

(For a previous post on street harassment, see: Not So Nice Outside: Street Harassment Is The Rage This Season. )


richard said...

reposted from Facebbok discussion on this vimeo clip:

Alicia Marie: i heard that, richard! men don't know what's it's like to constantly be on display, wondering whether they have the strength to withstand the harassment of men who can't handle their outfit. it's so much deeper than a cat's daily harassment, constantly infringing upon our bodies and FORCING us to deal with their desperation and disrespect... Read More.

as a woman who's been harassed since the age of 9, please men, make it stop, man up as richard says and help create an environment that's safe for us all to be fully ourselves.

and NO, honking is not gonna make me f*** you.

richard said...

wow. real talk Alicia Marie. Heartbreaking to hear about you being harassed since you were 9. There isn't enough wtf. Trying to do my part, hope that other men will be inspired to Back Up then Man Up.

Anonymous said...

It's about time this issue has been put in the limelight.

I remember not so long ago a women rejected a man making a pass at her so he shot her.

Great Piece.