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Target Employees Defend A Breastfeeding Mother After She’s Verbally Attacked

Even in the most maternal of contexts, female nipples are still being regarded as inherently perverted sex objects. More »


Transgender Whole Foods Employee Sues For Harassment; BTW, Whole Foods Is A Terrible Place To Work

His coworkers referred to him as “it.” More »


German Rail Company Introduces Women-Only Cars

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


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 from men and women in the scene and to out the predators. More »


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 phones to document harassment, injustice and brutality. More »


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 players. It turned out that men generally interacted cordially with each other regardless of their skill level, and that highly-skilled male players interacted well with… More »


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 she didn’t have a written agreement with Bliss, and the director has been using her likeness to promote his agenda. She allegedly also filed documents… More »


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. More »


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. It’s a sad truth. It’s such a prevalent part of life that when I travel, I almost never wear makeup and I intentionally dress down… More »


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… More »


NHS: Genital Piercings Count As Female Genital Mutilation

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


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 Johnson recounted for CBS Chicago a nightmare pick-up situation from hell that he and his girlfriend witnessed as a friend of theirs was approached by… More »


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, “a nonprofit organization that creates and fosters educational communities that teach leadership and service through democratic participation.”

The reaction to the original piece… More »


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, Pennsylvania, Fairley Road is a cul-de-sac with one house in the middle. The house in the middle of the cul-de-sac belongs to Bill Ansell, who,… More »


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 and phrases like “suicide,” “tired of being alone,” “hate myself, “depressed,” and “help me.” The app then sends the user a notification so that they… More »


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 (the name is inspired by the “Bye, Felicia” meme) and other blogs dedicated to exposing assholes on dating sites is the particular kind of asshole… More »


#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 with all stripes of Gaters in the last few days and I feel like banging my head on the floor over the whole thing. … More »


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 block, who then hunted her down on social media and sent her creepy and “flirtatious messages.” The experience made her feel incredibly unsafe, understandably so,… More »


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 gross misogynist messages you can expect to receive as a woman on online dating sites, and how Tinder was intended to be woman-friendly, but can… More »


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 takes illicit photos of another person, in public, without the subject’s consent.
Jenny Kutner at Slate points out the very real fact of the… More »


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