London Clubs Mobilise Against ‘Groping and Bum-slapping’
Leading London underground clubs including Fabric, Ministry of Sound and Village Underground have launched ‘zero tolerance’ campaigns towards sexual harassment after civil liberties group Hollaback London launched a coordinated campaign
“Groping, bum-slapping and sexually aggressive behaviour are all too common aspects of nights out in London,” said Julia Gray, co-director of Hollaback London in a statement explaining why they decided to take action.
“We started this campaign because so many women and LGTBQ people submit stories of harassment and even assault in clubs and pubs to our website, and these experiences are now so commonplace that they’re actually putting people off going out altogether,” she added.
Fabric publicist Kirsti Weir also commented, declaring ‘we’ve always had a zero tolerance harassment policy and we’ve been working with Hollaback London to boost our patrons’ awareness of our commitment to stamping it out with our online campaign and highly visible posters.
It’s great that the Good Night Out campaign as a collaborative effort across London and it’s something we fully support and endorse.”
Tweet hollaback your experiences @hollabackldn on the hashtag #goodnightout
http://www.stopstreetharassment.org (Catcalls, sexually explicit comments, sexist remarks, groping, leering, stalking, public masturbation, and assault. Most women (more than 80% worldwide) and LGBQT folks will face gender-based street harassment at some point in their life. Street harassment limits people’s mobility and access to public spaces. It is a form of gender violence and it’s a human rights violation. It needs to stop . . .”)
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