Harassed women in New York are using a website to shame men behaving badlyI think this is very fair, though fear some attacks from very sad males upon the picture taker. Though I hope the Ladies utilise this means carefully not for some vengenceInspired by Nguyen's use of technology, Lauren Spees and six friends launched a website, hollabacknyc.com, which invites people who have been sexually harassed in public to take a picture of the offender and post it online, thus shaming the guilty party.
The growing interest in the site, which receives an average of 1,500 hits a day, has been described as 'cyber vigilantism' by critics and raises new questions about where society draws the line between an innocent chat-up line and 'harassment'.
In the eight months, about 100 camera phone pictures have been posted on the site along with text accounts, or 'blogs', of the harassment suffered. Next month, British and European sites will launch under the banner: 'If you can't slap 'em, snap 'em!'