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Be My Boyfriend: Ben Schwartz, Who Stood Up To A Catcaller, Was Stabbed Nine Times, And Is Calling For An End To Street Harassment

Dear Ben Schwartz,

I am so, so sorry for the injuries you incurred to your face, neck, and back after a catcaller stabbed you when you approached him to ask him to stop harassing your girlfriend. That is monstrous. It just goes to show that catcalling really isn’t “just a compliment” or a man “just being friendly”: It’s a form of aggression that is expressed verbally and physically both toward women who catcallers feel entitled to and men who get in the way of that entitlement. Keep reading »

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Is Resigning

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  • Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson is negotiating his resignation. [Salon]
  • The police have been lying about the distance between Mike Brown’s body and Darren Wilson’s car, which affects the argument about whether Wilson was genuinely in danger and thus justified in shooting to kill. [RawStory]
  • Meanwhile, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has compared the company’s struggles with regulators to Ferguson. [Daily Dot] Keep reading »

Simmons College Is Now Trans* Inclusive

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  • Simmons College in Boston is adopting trans* inclusivity. [Boston Globe]
  • According to the Minneapolis media’s #PointerGate, pointing your finger makes you a gang member. [The Root]
  • If you believe women should like being catcalled, let Amanda Marcotte tell you why your opinion isn’t relevant. [Raw Story] Keep reading »

Why Dudes Don’t Greet Other Dudes

Why Dudes Don't Greet Other Dudes

After that NYC catcalling video went viral online, some men (not all men!) were upset, not because they were trying to defend their right to shout “nice tits” at a random woman, but because even non-sexual comments were being defined as harassment. For instance, Michael Che, co-host of “Saturday Night Live”’s Weekend Update, wrote on Facebook, “I want to apologize to all the women I’ve harassed with statements like ‘hi’ or ‘have a nice day.’” Keep reading »

White Women Failed Wendy Davis (And Texas In General)

Senator Wendy Davis Announces Run For Texas Governor
  • White women in Texas failed Wendy Davis and the whole rest of the state. [RH Reality Check]
  • Read this interview with intersex people to find out what life is like for them. [Cosmopolitan]
  • Here are the five worst states for black people. [The Root]
  • Read about Harry Potter’s lessons about bullying. [The Mary Sue] Keep reading »

The Auckland Version Of The Street Harassment Video Is Just Kind Of Boring

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Can this video be my life? This is awesome. The New Zealand Herald hired model Nicola Simpson to recreate the Hollaback street harassment video by walking around Auckland for 10 hours and filming it.

The result? Well, nothing. The time went by and Simpson was left, by and large, to go about her business. One man made a serious, concerted effort to talk to her in order to tell her she looked nice (and also ask her if she was Italian) and then apologized for stopping her, and another asked her for directions. That’s it. Keep reading »

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