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German Rail Company Introduces Women-Only Cars

Do gender-segregated train cars really do anything to prevent harassment?

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 30, 2016 - 1:00 pm

The Industry Ain’t Safe: This Tumblr Is Collecting Allegations Of Harassment In The Music Industry

A woman who’s worked in the LA music scene for more than six years started The Industry Ain’t Safe as a place to both collect stories of abuse and harassment…

Bronwyn Isaac | January 22, 2016 - 1:30 pm

In Praise Of Using Camera Phones As Defensive Weapons

I’m here to praise the hell out of those everyday videographers, acting in defense of themselves or others, and to also argue in favor of more of us using our camera

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 3, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Gamers Who Harass Women Are Literally Losers, Says New Study

A new study shows that male gamers who harass female gamers are literally losers. The study, conducted by researchers Michael Kasumovic and Jeffrey Kuznekoff, looked at interactions between Halo 3

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 21, 2015 - 9:29 am

Star Of NYC Viral Street Harassment Video Is Suing The Director For $500K

Shoshana Roberts, star of that street harassment awareness video that went viral last fall, is suing director Rob Bliss and Hollaback! for $500,000 according to TMZ. The actress claims that…

Megan Reynolds | July 14, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Anti-Gay Oregon Bakers Were Not Actually Fined $135,000 For Refusing To Make A Gay Wedding Cake

The large fine wasn’t for being bigots, it was for releasing the address of the couple suing them.

Robyn Pennacchia | July 10, 2015 - 11:41 am

On Defining Boundaries & Voicing Discomfort

Men: when you are simply going to get food do you expect to be sexually harassed? Probably not. But as a woman, I know this can happen at any time.

Sydney Leathers | June 23, 2015 - 10:00 am

Woman Sets Fire To Yoga Studio, Can’t Stop Grinning About It

This super enthused arsonist yogi, why you should consider using the female condom, and more in Today’s Lady News…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 26, 2015 - 5:30 pm

NHS: Genital Piercings Count As Female Genital Mutilation

The UK’s National Health Service has classified voluntary genital piercings as female genital mutilation.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 19, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Man Flashes Switchblade On Dance Floor In Attempt To Flirt With Woman, It Goes Predictably Poorly

What’s the worst pick-up line you’ve ever heard? Does it involve a switchblade? No? Then it’s definitely not the worst pick-up line I’ve ever heard.

Chicago writer Mason…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 9, 2015 - 6:00 pm

The Telluride Association’s Silence And The Transphobic Harassment Of Meredith Talusan

It’s been almost three months since I started looking into the case of Meredith Talusan, a trans* scholar at Cornell University who had a housing scholarship through the Telluride Association,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 25, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Who Knew Christmas Decorations Could Be Weaponized?

Want to hear a story about Christmas decorations that escalates very quickly? Then you’re in the right place, because we’re about to go down Bonkers Lane!
In Ross Township,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 20, 2014 - 12:15 pm

The Samaritans Radar App Tracks People With Emotional Disorders On Twitter (And Possibly Puts Them At Risk)

There’s a new app out called Samaritans Radar, offered by UK mental health charity Samaritans, that allows users to sign up to have their friends’ Twitter accounts monitored for words…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 29, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Debate This: Men, Why Is The Pressure To Pursue Women So Painful And Difficult For You?

Bye Felipe is an Instagram collection of Tinder creeps curated by Alexandra Tweten, an Los Angeles-based journalist inspired by her own bad experiences on Tinder. The difference between Bye Felipe…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 27, 2014 - 1:00 pm

#GamerGate Has Finally Made My Head Explode

Actress and gamer Felicia Day was doxxed by people associating themselves with #GamerGate. That’s the ostensible, timely reason that I’m writing this article. The real reason is that I’ve talked…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 23, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Fear, Isolation, Insomnia: The Real Life Toll Of Being Stalked

Last week, we published a story by Tiffanie Drayton about encountering a strange man multiple times in her neighborhood in the span of a few days, including on her own…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 22, 2014 - 2:30 pm

What Would Women-Friendly Online Dating Really Look Like?

Samhita Mukhopadhyay asked today on Al Jazeera: Can online dating ever be women-friendly? She talks in her op-ed about the challenges of online dating after your mid-30s, the rash of…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 30, 2014 - 10:00 am

Texas Throws Out Law Banning Creepshots

The Texas Supreme Court threw out a ban on “creepshots” this week, saying that it’s “paternalistic” for the government to “regulate the defendant’s mind” in a case in which someone…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 21, 2014 - 11:00 am

15 Of The Worst Messages Women Have Received From Men They Ignored On Online Dating Sites


Online dating can be a wonderful thing, and plenty of couples — including our own Jessica and her husband — have met and found love through sites like OK…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 19, 2014 - 2:00 pm
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