Holly Kearl

Holly Kearl

Holly Kearl formerly managed the Legal Advocacy Fund and the Campus Action Project grant at AAUW. She co-authored the AAUW research report Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School (2011). She is also a leading expert on gender-based street harassment, founder of the 501(c)(3) organization Stop Street Harassment, and author of a book on the topic. Her work has been cited by the United Nations, CNN,USA Today, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, NPR, and more. Follow @hkearl on Twitter.

Work by Holly Kearl

Meet Us on the Street: March 18–24

A man threw a glass bottle toward my student’s head last week after she ignored his catcalls near Lehigh and Broad [in Philadelphia]. As a result, her father has discouraged […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 15, 2012

AAUW Supports Second Sexual Violence Case against U.S. Military

“You need to pick yourself up and dust yourself off. … I can’t babysit you all of the time” was the response a Marine officer gave to Elle Helmer when […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   March 07, 2012

Court Case: Klay et al v. Panetta et al

Ariana Klay is one of eight plaintiffs suing the U.S. military for allegedly creating a culture in which sexual assault and rape are tolerated and in which people who report it face retaliation. Read more »

Resource   |   March 06, 2012

College Men, Where Do You Stand?

About one in five women will be raped or experience attempted rape during their college careers, and about two-thirds of undergraduate students — male and female — experience some type […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   February 02, 2012

Making Military Sexual Assault Visible

Did you know that, according to the new documentary Invisible War, about 20 percent of women in the military are raped by coworkers, as are 1 percent of men? Did […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   January 24, 2012

Seven Campuses Will Address Sexual Harassment

AAUW’s research reports have the greatest impact when people read them and put our recommendations into practice. Our amazing network of AAUW members helps make this happen, and one way […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   December 13, 2011

“Sexy” Rosie the Riveter

“What are you dressing up as for Halloween?” While witches, ghosts, vampires, and mummies used to be the normal response to that question, today, every costume you can imagine is […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   October 31, 2011

Lawsuit Filed against California Wal-Mart Stores

After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that the Wal-Mart v. Dukes  sex discrimination class-action lawsuit was too big to move forward, the lawyers representing the women vowed to […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   October 28, 2011

I Believe Anita Hill

“Are you a scorned woman?” Sen. Howell Heflin (D-AL) asked Anita Hill this question in October 1991. The moment was replayed in the documentary Sex and Justice. This was one […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   October 19, 2011

Watch the Anita Hill Summit Live October 15

Twenty years ago this week, Professor Anita Hill testified about sexual harassment before the Senate Judiciary Committee during the confirmation hearings for then-Supreme Court justice nominee Clarence Thomas. Hill used […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   October 14, 2011