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

Summit: Anita Hill 20 Years Later

Twenty years ago, Anita Hill courageously testified about workplace sexual harassment during the confirmation hearing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Her testimony sent shock waves through the country […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   September 08, 2011

Campus Funding and Leadership Opportunities

This is my fourth year working on AAUW’s college-based national leadership programs, and I’m excited to announce that it’s that time of year again. Applications are now available for three […] Read more »

Why I Participated in SlutWalk D.C.

I’ve never been called a slut, but last Saturday, I claimed the name when I participated in SlutWalk D.C. SlutWalks started in Toronto in April in response to a police […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   11 Comments   |   August 17, 2011

Exclusive Interview with AAUW Plaintiff

Lulu Sun recently won her Legal Advocacy Fund-supported lawsuit against the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. She accused the school of discriminating against her on the basis of gender, race, and […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   July 28, 2011

Disappointed in Wal-Mart v. Dukes Ruling

AAUW is deeply critical of today’s U.S. Supreme Court’s sharply divided decision in Wal-Mart v. Dukes. Although the high court did not rule on the merits of the case, this […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   5 Comments   |   June 20, 2011

Title IX Wrestling Case Goes to Trial

  Yesterday marked the first day of a three-week trial for the AAUW-supported lawsuit Mansourian v. Regents of the University of California. In this case, Arezou Mansourian, Lauren Mancuso, Nancy […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   May 24, 2011

Standing with the Women of Wal-Mart

As you may know, AAUW signed an amicus brief supporting the plaintiffs of Wal-Mart v. Dukes and offered financial assistance to the lead plaintiffs so they could attend the oral […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 30, 2011

Why the Wal-Mart Supreme Court Case Matters

Arcelia Hurtado, executive director of Equal Rights Advocates (ERA), a national nonprofit legal organization, took time out of her busy schedule to do a quick interview about the AAUW-supported case […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   March 24, 2011

Participate in International Anti-Street Harassment Day!

On March 20, spring will officially be here. I’m looking forward to wearing shorts when I go running, seeing flowers and green leaves instead of dead ones, and visiting the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   March 02, 2011

Don’t Be a Harasser! How to Earn Consent on the Streets

How can you talk to someone — or meet someone — in a public place like the street, a park, or a bus stop without being a harasser? This question […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 12, 2011