Tag: #bystander

Commuting as a Community.

Here we are at our last #transittuesday of the Summer (*tear).  To be honest, the theme scribbled beside this Tuesday is “Back to School.” It seems we were going to recap the various things about harassment and transit that we have talked about this summer and see how we can apply them to the school … Continued

How do you intervene?

And we are back with another #transittuesday! Summer is wrapping up ( sad, isn’t it?) so it is a good time to review the 4 D’s of Bystander Intervention.  If you witness what looks like harassment while on the bus or skytrain (or anywhere actually)  you have the power to intervene in one of 4 … Continued

These boots are made for walkin (or biking, or bussing, or skytraining or cabbing…)

  In late July, we celebrated our official 1 year anniversary of fighting street harassment in Vancouver. For a year now, we have published very troublesome stories of folks experiencing whistles, cat calls, name calling, flashing, groping, violence,  and other unacceptable ( and infuriating, and terrifying)  behaviors directed at them as they move around Vancouver. … Continued

Three Passengers, One Train

  Trigger warning – today’s Transit Tuesday post shares one woman’s experience describing name calling and attempted physical violence. (click on each in order to read)   This poem tells the story of harassment and violence on transit from 3 different perspectives. It was bravely shared with us as part of our “What’s your Number” … Continued

Riding the Heat Wave

As we approach the first of July, just days into summer, BC finds itself in the midst of a heat wave. You know what’s nice about the heat?  The satisfaction  that things like shade, swimming, patios,  cold brew coffee and Popsicles can bring. You know what isn’t so nice about the heat?  How stressful it … Continued

Hollaback! Vancouver and Metro Vancouver Transit Police team up to help end harassment on transit

  Part of ending street harassment is being an active bystander. As we approach Anti-Street Harassment Week, Hollaback! Vancouver and Metro Vancouver Transit Police (Transit Police) challenge you to do just that. April 13 is the official launch of an exciting new partnership between Hollaback! Vancouver and Transit Police which endeavours to raise awareness about … Continued