- Philadelphia Daily News
- Philadelphia City Paper
- Women’s Media Center
- Stop Street Harassment
- Bitch Media
- Philadelphia Inquirer
- CNN iReport
Feminist Public Works seeks to encourage widescale discussions through engaging public service advertisements (PSAs). HollabackPHILLY’s 2013 PSA campaign went viral online, got the attention of civic leaders, and was selected as a finalist in the 2014 Avon Communications Awards.
Cosplay =/= CONsent. Geeks For CONsent, a project of Feminist Public Works, is actively reaching out to comic conventions to work with them on this harassment problem by putting policies in place and training volunteers, as well as collecting harassment stories (written and videotaped) to demonstrate the extent and impact of the issue.
Feminist Public Works emphasizes official collaboration with community members to be sure public-safety policies and strategies encompass the needs of the community. Dubbed “gender-mainstreaming” by the United Nations at the Beijing Women’s Conference, Feminist Public Works demands that gender-based perspectives are included in every policy decision for a more equitable and inclusive system.
We are proud to announce that HollabackPHILLY (a project of Feminist Public Works) was selected as a finalist for the 3rd annual Avon Communications Awards: Speaking Out About Violence Against Women for its outstanding work on an anti-street harassment campaign to bring attention to the need to end violence against women.A finalist in the Innovative Campaign Award category, HollabackPHILLY is one of 20 global organizations to be chosen as a finalist for the prestigious awards, which recognize outstanding communications campaigns that are helping change communities, policies, institutions and behaviors to end violence against women. The five winning organizations will be chosen by an expert panel of judges and announced at the end of March. Each will receive a US $5,000 grant from the Avon Foundation for Women to fund the continuation of their work. Our SEPTA ad campaign last year, while small, garnered significant attention both on- and off-line. The full slideshow of the ads (below), includes the full 2013 campaign which ran inside Philadelphia subway cars on the Market Frankford and Broad Street lines:
Hey Sexy Hey Baby THIS IS STREET HARASSMENT Lookin' Good Mmm Look at you Look at those legs THIS IS STREET HARASSMENT Hey, you a man or a woman? You a dyke? THIS IS STREET HARASSMENT Can I have a smile What's your name You got a boyfriend Where are you going Come Here Let me get at you Oh you're ugly anyway THIS IS STREET HARASSMENT
Harassment at comic conventions is major problem, particularly affecting cosplayers, who have shared experiences of inappropriate comments, upskirt photos, groping, and other harassing behaviors by other con-goers. Geeks For CONsent, a project of Feminist Public Works, is actively reaching out to comic conventions to work with them in addressing this harassment problem by putting policies in place and training volunteers. Geeks for CONsent is also collecting harassment stories to demonstrate the extent and impact of the issue.