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Rehtaeh Parsons, 17, Committed Suicide After Photo Of Her Rape Was Distributed Around School

There are no words.

Rehtaeh Parsons, a 17-year-old girl from Nova Scotia, Canada, attempted to commit suicide last week after she was allegedly raped at a party and had…

Jessica Wakeman | April 9, 2013 - 2:20 pm

5 Life Lessons From A Former Mean Girl

Have you ever woken up with the lingering remnant of a once-forgotten memory? Usually it’s a repressed trauma, like an alien abduction or the knowledge that your middle name is Gaylord. In…

Cracked | April 3, 2013 - 4:50 pm

If You Can Get Through This “To This Day Video” Without Crying, You Are A Stronger Woman Than I

Shane Koyczan was bullied as a kid. But rather than internalize that pain, he did something creative and powerful with it. He put together the “To This Day” Project, which…

Julie Gerstein | February 23, 2013 - 1:00 pm

High Schooler Shares Heartbreaking Online Slutshaming Problem With NPR

Adults blame victims of sexual crimes and indiscretions, asking “Why was she dressed like that?” or “Why did she drink so much?”

Adults also use the Internet for…

Jessica Wakeman | January 8, 2013 - 4:40 pm

The Soapbox: The Self-Righteous Bullies Of Tumblr And Their Feminist Apologists

I’d been planning to let the issue of the Nice Guys of OK Cupid blog on Tumblr slide. [NOTE: The blog has since been taken down.] It is pretty depressing from every perspective.

Ally Fogg | January 7, 2013 - 12:00 pm

“Fat TV Anchor” Jennifer Livingston On “Ellen”

If you thought Jennifer Livingston was the shit before, now you’re going to want to marry her. A video of the Wisconsin news anchor went viral last week when she…

Jessica Wakeman | October 10, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Wisconsin News Anchor Responds To Fat Shamer In Powerful, Inspiring Fashion

When I was in elementary school, I was teased constantly and mercilessly about my weight. Classmates called me fat, ugly, worthless, disgusting, and for awhile my official nickname seemed to…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 2, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Sikh Woman Stands Up To Online Bullying About Her Facial Hair (And Gets Apology)

Recently, a Sikh woman named Balpreet Kaur learned a photo of herself  had been posted on the “Funny” section of the website Reddit, where users mocked her facial hair,…

Jessica Wakeman | September 27, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Girl Talk: The Girls In The Clique (And How I Accidentally Flashed Them)

I didn’t know girls still did cliques at this age. I mean, I guess I could’ve figured it out, but I didn’t really give it much thought.


Kate Fridkis | July 10, 2012 - 12:00 pm

I Went Camping, And All I Got Was Harassed By The Police

There is a saying by artist Barbara Krueger Jenny Holzer that “abuse of power comes as no surprise,” and wow, was that true this weekend, when my friends and I…

Julie Gerstein | July 5, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Jay Smooth Calls On Men To Challenge Anti-Feminist Internet Trolls

All feminist blogger Anita Sarkeesian wanted to do was create a new project aimed at examining common tropes in video games through a feminist lens. Sarkeesian, who blogs at FeministFrequency.com,…

Julie Gerstein | June 20, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Tyler Clementi’s Ex-Roommate Dharun Ravi Sentenced To 30 Days In Jail

“I do believe he acted out of colossal insensitivity.” 

This was the judge who presided over the trial of Dharun Ravi, the former Rutgers University student who was

Jessica Wakeman | May 21, 2012 - 1:40 pm