A Narrative Analysis of Hollaback! Posts : Political processes and rape culture
By Daisy Marshall. The research was undertaken as a topical narrative analysis, focusing on 15 textual narratives detailing experiences of street harassment in Sheffield, posted on sheffield.ihollaback.org. Findings discovered that there were three common types of political process used in the narratives. Posters attempted to inspire social change by highlighting the negative effects on victims, challenging harassers and encouraging other women to speak out. The study also found that victims experience more negative emotions if they feel at risk of being raped and that those who speak out against harassment may be silenced with mockery, minimization and escalation of the harassment including attempted rape.