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There has been a lot of conversation about the video titled “Hollaback” documenting the street harassment experienced by a young lady walking the streets of New York. Commentary on the video has created a backlash among some men ranging from the #NotAllMen hashtag to rape threats against Shoshana Roberts, the woman in the video. All of which point to a heavy ignorance over what harassment is and what it in fact feels like. A lifelong New Yorker, I have been harassed on the street by men. I can say for a fact that it is neither fun nor endearing. I have dealt with unwanted advances by men while walking the streets alone, with friends and with my wife. They ranged from the passive aggressive “You look nice” to full on catcalls from across the street including one incident where a number of men loudly proclaimed their amorous intent.
I feel there are a couple things I should say before going any further as to avoid the wrath of those of you reading this piece.
Based on my experience, there are a number of things that men who defend street harassment or don’t see it as harassment at all don’t understand.
This video is far from perfect. Questions have come up about the editing of the video and the lack of white male harassers despite claims from the director to have video to the effect. There likely will never be a perfect argument, less so a perfect representation of the issue. The search for or need for one detracts from the issue at large. Much the same as my viewpoint in this article is far from a perfect analogy. My experience is anecdotal and the incidents are few and far between. I’m sure that this piece will get its fair share of negative commentary and trolling. I get it, if being a harasser or a troll is your cup of tea this post, and in turn me, become an incredibly easy target. If, however, you are a decent human being simply making a bad decision when it comes to talking to strangers on the street, then let this serve as a moment to self-evaluate and maybe practice a little empathy.
Kiesha Jenkins, a 22-year-old trans woman of color, was beaten and shot to death by a group of men in North Philadelphia early Tuesday morning becoming the 18th trans woman of color killed in the U.S. this year.
Jenkins was attacked around 2:30 am when according to Philly.com five or six men “surrounded and beat her”. After the beating one of the men pulled a gun and shot her in the back. In a statement to the Philadelphia Gay News Philadelphia Homicide Capt. James Clark said, “Obviously, it looks like she was targeted, but we don’t know yet for what reason.” Philadelphia detectives are currently searching for surveillance tape of the incident as well as the person who had been driving Jenkins. [Read more…] about Kiesha Jenkins Becomes the 18th Trans-Woman of Color Killed This Year
In this episode, I am joined by Anthony from Fogetdatyo Podcast and Shane, who is a prolific writer whom you have heard onTWiB Prime and Sportsball, and we discuss Bree Newsome Taking Down the Confederate Flag, The Summer of Love and #TheSummerofNoFks, New Show Ideas, #NotAllWhiteCooking, New Supermarket Deals, Diddy’s Son, Noisy Neighbors, Joining ISIS for the Wrong Reasons, A Shitty Way to go to Jail, Discipline, Ma$e vs. Jim Jones and Cam’Ron and more. Enjoy. Twitter: @EmergeCity, @fogetdatyo, @ShanePaulNeil @SingleSimulcast, @Rashanii, @TheDr3amTeam, @SinandSolace Websites: Fogetdatyo.com, ThisWeekInBlackness.com, Twib.FM Voicemail: 916-572-9016 Email: SingleSimulcast@Gmail.com Music: Mo’ Money, Mo Problems – Notorious B.I.G. ft Ma$e and Puff Daddy What it Takes – N’Dambi Free Your Dreams – Snarky Puppy ft Chantae Cann My Life – Mary J. Blige Sophisticated Sista – Liv Warfield PSA – Charlie Muscle Living With Art – Charlie Muscle
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We have two episodes this week (we’re LIVE on TWiB.fm, Wednesday, at Noon PT/3PM ET), in this episode we spend the hour discussing transgender issues in the spotlight following Bruce Jenner’s transition and big splash on the national stage, debuting as Caitlyn Jenner.
We ask the questions we may not always have opportunity to ask of a trans-man, and discuss the larger scope of transgender issues in America today. We also find out what a lot of the terminology means, how to properly use it.