(669) 221-6251 + please scroll down for UPDATES on open-source code and new options in the US (3 options), the UK, Canada (2 options), Israel, Mexico, Germany…

next time someone demands your digits and you want to get out of the situation, you can give them this number: (669) 221-6251.

when the person calls, an automatically-generated quotation from feminist writer bell hooks will respond for you.

protect your privacy while dropping some feminist knowledge when your unwanted “suitor” calls or texts.

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because we’re raised to know it’s safer to give a fake phone number than to directly reject an aggressive guy.

because we’re raised to know that evasion or rejection can be met with violence.

because women are still threatened and punished for rejecting advances.

because (669) UGH-ASIF, WTF-DUDE, and MAJR-SHADE were taken.

because why give any old fake number, when you can have bell hooks screen your calls?

so next time, just give out this number: (669) 221-6251

tech to protect.

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a note to friends and comrades!

when we started this phone line, we had no idea that it would receive thousands of calls in the first day, with no signs of slowing down.

if you would like to help sustain this service please consider donating, however modestly. any money raised beyond the cost of paying the phone bill will be donated to the The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health.

many thanks!

thanks to your requests, we are pleased to now offer Feminist Phone Intervention numbers in each US time zone and in the UK, Canada, Israel, and Mexico:
New York, NY: +1 917 512 2833
Chicago, IL: +1 312 697 1778
London, GB: +44 20 3095 4193
Toronto, ON: +1 647 496 0921
Montreal, QC: (438) 793-7247  (in French!)
Monterrey, MX: +52 81 4170 7141
Tel Aviv, IS: +97237630163
be well and stay tuned for new options in more world languages.
UPDATE: cyber-comrades in Germany have created their own version of this project! http://telefeministinnen.tumblr.com
we are excited to collaborate with people around the world! 
if you want help setting up a similar project in your area, or if you can submit a recording of a feminist quotation in another language, please email feminist.phone.intervention@gmail.com
we are pleased to post open-source code and detailed instructions for how you can set up your own version of the Feminist Phone Intervention! 
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