Posts tagged "sexual harassment"

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 say…
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…
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 election.
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,…
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…
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…
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…
By: Miri Mogilevsky / November 7, 2014

Sean Rad Has Been Demoted As CEO Of Tinder, And The Story Is A Good Cautionary Tale About Relationships At Work

Sean Rad, the creator and former CEO of Tinder, has been demoted from his position leading the company. Tinder’s parent company, IAC, voted him out partially because Tinder could be making more money, and partially because of his ongoing association with Justin Mateen, who was the subject of…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 4, 2014

Jian Ghomeshi Has Sent Me Into Creep Ennui

I have creep ennui. Right now it’s Jian Ghomeshi. Over the last few weeks it’s been Stephen Collins, Ray Rice (and the whole NFL), and the Alt Lit crowd -- Tao Lin, Janey Smith, Stephen Tully Dierks, Ed Champion. Matt Taibbi apparently harassed a staffer at First Look Media.
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 31, 2014

Woman Gets Groper Arrested By Posting His Picture On Twitter

When Julia Marquand walked into a Seattle store, a man started following her a little too closely, making her suspicious. He then proceeded to reach out and touch her butt. She told him to leave her alone, and he apologized, but that didn't make up for what he'd just done. Twenty minutes later, she spotted…
By: Claire Hannum / October 17, 2014

Fed Up Artist Turns Catcalls Into Needlepoints

It continues to blow my mind that men remain dismissive of women's complaints about street harassment, insistent that they're "only" giving compliments and flirting, as if it's completely irrelevant how such "compliments" actually make women feel. Brooklyn-based artist Elana Adler -- like many, many, many, many women -- was also sick of being catcalled and decided…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 17, 2014

The Soapbox: Fear Me If You Do Not Respect My Right To Walk Down The Street In Peace

Before the movement to end street harassment really gained steam, I penned an essay about my childhood experiences as a poor, Black girl. In the piece, I detailed an interaction I had, at 11 years old with a group of men more than two time…
By: Tiffanie Drayton / October 10, 2014

Man Murders Mother Of Three For Rejecting His Advances

Mary "Unique" Spears, a 27-year-old mother of three, had just left the funeral of a relative on Saturday when a man she'd never met began harassing her under the guise of wanting to ask her out. She was on her way to the Joe Louis Post rental hall in Detroit to continue memorial services with…
By: Claire Hannum / October 8, 2014

My Facebook Post About An Ass-Grabbing Customer Went Viral

Two weeks ago I quit my bartending job. A man came into my restaurant, had a drink, and made a lewd comment to me, while he also happened to have his hand on my ass. It’s now a somewhat internet famous event, as I posted about it on my Facebook…
By: Laura Ramadei / September 29, 2014

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 Cupid, Tinder and Match. But it can also be a complete and utter shitshow, especially for women. While there are plenty of cool…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 19, 2014

PurrVerse: We All Have The Right To A Secret Identity

It was two and a half years ago that I presented at South By Southwest  on sex workers and social media, particularly on the dangers of "real name policies." Sex workers are using social media, not only to talk to fans, but to talk to each other, to create community while still maintaining…
By: Kitty Stryker / September 18, 2014
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