Posts tagged "sexual harassment"

BBC Reporter Gets Harassed During Report About Street Harassment

In a moment of perfectly macabre poetic justice, BBC Reporter Sarah Teale managed to get street harassed during a segment on getting street harassed. My misandry wings are growing!
This is literally what happened:
Teale: An online study showed a shocking 95 percent of people said they have been harassed, either jeered at, or had…

Katrin Higher / September 27, 2015

Texas Cop Stands His Ground Against Server Who Didn’t Want Him Groping Her

Officer Kenneth Lee Sheka may face disciplinary actions for his conduct.

Robyn Pennacchia / September 10, 2015

Missouri GOPers To Solve Sexual Harassment By Telling Interns How To Dress

Sure! Let’s place the blame on the way interns dress and not on the legislators who harass them!

Robyn Pennacchia / August 19, 2015

Franchesca Ramsey Explains Why The Whitewashing Of “Stonewall” Is BS

Rioters Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson probably won’t even be portrayed in the film.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 7, 2015

Someone Wrote A Nazi-Holocaust Survivor Romance Novel

…And that’s going over about as well as you’d think.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 6, 2015

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. …

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…

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.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 16, 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 been making unwanted…

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…

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…

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.

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.

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 says that BDSM sexuality…

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…

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…

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…

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

Robyn Pennacchia / January 7, 2015
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