The importance of standing up for yourself, and others

As a follow up to earlier posts about street harassment, get great tips on how to intervene effectively, here:

http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2014/10/time-i-didnt-stand-up-to-a-street-harasser.html

““We all know about peer pressure,” said Roy. “And I think a lot of the original behavior comes out of that. Like, ‘Dude, why aren’t you hitting on her? Dude, why aren’t you trying to pick up more women? Why aren’t you yelling that at her?’” Having another guy come up and say exactly the opposite, then, can make an impact — even if it’s not guaranteed to. … “That one person acting and saying something often encourages other people to take a stand,” she said.”

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