Posts tagged "sexual harassment"

LSU Professor With Tenure Fired For Saying Swear Words In Class

If using profanity in the workplace constitutes sexual harassment, we should all be fired. …

By: Megan Reynolds / June 30, 2015

Now The World Will Know Just How Disgusting Dov Charney Really Is

We tried to make this a little more palatable for you. …

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 dow…

By: Sydney Leathers / June 23, 2015

Women’s Soccer Is A Feminist Issue

Did you know there’s a women’s World Cup this year? Also, read about the Womanless Weddings of the early 1900s.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 16, 2015

Designer Elie Tahari Sued For Sexual Harassment

Ew, what a scumbag. …

By: Robyn Pennacchia / June 15, 2015

Mall Cop Guns Down Woman Who Filed Sexual Harassment Complaint Against Him

Alexander Kozak, a 22 year-old security guard at the Coral Ridge Mall in Iowa, has been arrested after gunning down and killing 21 year-old Andrea Farrington, who worked at a Children’s Museum in the mall.

According to reports, Farrington had recently filed a sexual harassment claim against Kozak, whom she says had bee…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / June 15, 2015

Did Jen Kirkman Call Out Louis C.K. For Being A Gross Perv On Her Podcast?

For awhile now, there have been murmurings on the internet and within comedy circles that beloved comedian Louis C.K. is a total creep to women, understood to be an open secret that everyone knows but nobody talks about. Louis C.K. is very powerful within the comedy scene, and those who allege that he’s a perv say that everyone i…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 29, 2015

The Soapbox: Professional Sports Doesn’t Care About Women

On Tuesday, the New York Liberty—resident WNBA team at Madison Square Garden—announced that Isiah Thomas would be coming on board as president and part-owner of the team.If that name sounds familiar, it should: Thomas has a long history in basketball, albeit not a glorious once since he transitioned from playing on teams to coaching and…

By: Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey / May 8, 2015

Instagram Specifically Bans Female Nipples, Is Totes Fine With Male Nipples

Instagram’s new guidelines specifically ban images of female nipples except in the case of breastfeeding mothers, post-mastectomy breasts, and artwork.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 17, 2015

UN Report Finds 35 Percent Of Women Worldwide Have Experience Sexual Or Physical Violence

A new United Nations report finds that 35 percent of women worldwide have experienced sexual and/or physical violence.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 9, 2015

Hillary Clinton Is Having Brainstorming Sessions With Elizabeth Warren

Hillary Clinton met with Elizabeth Warren to brainstorm policy in December. [New York Times]
A new strain of HIV has been identified in Cuba. [MSN]
Women scientists in Nigeria are killing it. [NPR]
Sexual harassment at work has only become more complicated with the advent of social media. [Cosmopolitan]
Science…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 17, 2015

When “I Don’t Like This” Doesn’t Equal “I Was Violated”: The Strange Case Of Steve Lepore, Toni McIntyre & Hockey Twitter

Late last week, hockey blogger Toni McIntyre wrote a column on Medium about the sexual harassment she felt she had faced at the hands of a male hockey reporter named Steve Lepore. The McIntyre/Lepore story briefly captivated sportswriters last December when it first broke: a male sports reporter asked a female sports blogger if he could…

By: Beejoli Shah / February 9, 2015

CBS Really, Really Wants You To Know That Supergirl Will Have Feminist Themes

CBS is insisting that the new Supergirl show will have feminist themes. [Daily Dot]
Is it hypocritical for Hollywood to support “Je Suis Charlie” when they exercise censorship as a matter of course? [The Daily Beast]
Uh oh, looks like Mitt Romney is actually a viable Republican candidate for the 2016 presidential…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 13, 2015

4chan Drove A Book Vlogger Off Of YouTube For Existing As A Book Vlogger On YouTube — But What Classy Thing Will They Do Next?

Classy as always, 4chan used its collective powers to drive a book vlogger off of YouTube with comments on her channel that were in turns condescending, mansplaining, and vulgar. She had nothing to do with the forum’s /lit/ board; her channel’s link was posted there for a discussion about book vloggers, and, of course, the…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 13, 2015

Omaha Bar Issues Crap Response To Woman Spanked On The Ass By Creepazoid

This New Year’s Eve, Emily Johnson was simply trying to have a nice evening out with her boyfriend and friends was unceremoniously spanked on the ass and harassed by a douchebag at an Omaha bar called the “Dundee Cork and Bottle.” After being really unsatisfied with the way things were handled by management, she took

By: Robyn Pennacchia / January 7, 2015

GOP Rep Who Owned Blow-Me.com (Shockingly) Accused Of Sexual Harassment

Texas Representative Blake Farentgold (R-Molasses Swamp) would probably most like to be remembered for the rousing speeches he gave, demanding Obama’s impeachment, to rapt crowds of up to eight people at a time. However, it seems he may now be known for his hobby of cybersquatting on domain names like “blow-me.org” and sexually harassing the…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / December 17, 2014

Zillow: Where Real Estate And Sexual Harassment Go Hand-In-Hand [Updated]

A lawsuit filed in California court alleges that real estate database Zillow subjects its female employees to an environment of near-constant harassment and “sexual torture,” in which women are sexually solicited by their coworkers, ranked based on their breast size and fired for complaining about it. Ugh.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 2, 2014

Hockey Blogger Fired Over Creepy Twitter DMs

Hockey blogger Steve Lepore, who has also written for Rolling Stone and Sirius XM, has been fired from at least one of his writing gigs after it was revealed that he has sent creepy Twitter direct messages to at least 20 different women. [The Daily Dot]
This morning, Janay Rice appeared on “The…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 1, 2014

Jian Ghomeshi Has Been Charged With Four Counts Of Sexual Assault

Jian Ghomeshi has been charged and arrested on four counts of sexual assault. [Huffington Post]
Mike Brown’s parents have called Darren Wilson’s testimony “crazy.” [Daily Dot]
Independent Black-owned businesses are supporting #BlackoutFriday, a campaign for Black Americans to not shop on Black Friday in order to exercise their economic power. [Afrobella]…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 26, 2014

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,…

By: Miri Mogilevsky / November 7, 2014
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