Sunday kicked off the first day of International Anti-Street Harassment Week, a week-long effort to challenge the acceptance of gender-based street harassment, and to begin work toward possible solutions. Given the popularity of the Shit People Say video meme that has captivated the web’s imagination in recent months, the organization Stop Street Harassment has created a video to illustrate ways that men can play a role in putting an end to street harassment.
Stop Street Harassment began as a website in 2008. Creator Holly Kearl would eventually write the book Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe and Welcoming for Women and found International Anti-Street Harassment Day, which, beginning this year, has been extended to span an entire week. Today, Stop Street Harassment is a resource center offering statistics, articles, films, and campaigns centered on the topic street harassment and the ways people can work toward bringing a stop to street harassment in their respective communities.