sexual harassment

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…

Miri Mogilevsky | November 7, 2014 - 10:00 am

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 4, 2014 - 2:00 pm

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 –…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 31, 2014 - 1:30 pm

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.

Claire Hannum | October 17, 2014 - 2:30 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 17, 2014 - 1:30 pm

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…

Tiffanie Drayton | October 10, 2014 - 1:00 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | October 8, 2014 - 2:00 pm

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…

Laura Ramadei | September 29, 2014 - 1:00 pm

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

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…

Kitty Stryker | September 18, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Customer Who Put His Hand On His Bartender’s Ass Messed With The Wrong Pissed Off Woman

An ex-New York City bartender/aspiring actress named Laura Ramadei has penned an open letter to a customer named Brian Lederman, who groped her and said he wanted to order her…

Jessica Wakeman | September 18, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Tinder Exec Resigns Following Sexual Harassment Settlement

Tinder CMO Justin Mateen has resigned from the company after the company and its owner IAC settled a sexual harassment lawsuit by a former employee and romantic interest. Whitney Wolfe,…

Jessica Wakeman | September 9, 2014 - 6:00 pm

How To Flirt Without Being Predatory

Dudes the world over (I feel like until people stop saying “but I’m not like that!” I have to keep amending statements like this by saying OK GUYS #NOTALLMEN, WE…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 8, 2014 - 12:00 pm

On “The Fappening” & 4chan’s Violent Attitude Towards Women

Here’s what I’ve learned about men on the internet who are annoying at best and abusive at worst: They think they know the women they harass. They have access to…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 2, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Woman Sues Facebook For $123 Million For Not Removing Her Likeness In “Revenge Porn”

Meryem Ali, 28, of Houston, Texas, is suing Facebook for $123 million for failing to remove her likeness in “revenge porn” photos posted to their site. As she tells…

Jessica Wakeman | August 22, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Buzzfeed’s Street Harassment Video Is Cathartic but Incorrect

I’m not even going to pretend that I didn’t watch Buzzfeed’s What Men Are Really Saying When Catcalling Women video (above). Like, a good 20 times. Earlier in the day…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 13, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Man Assaulted, Knocked Unconscious After Defending Women From Catcallers

It’s not just women who are at risk of being hurt if they stand up to street harassment: a man in Philadelphia was attacked and knocked unconscious when he tried…

Jessica Wakeman | August 13, 2014 - 11:00 am

7 Responses To Mansplanations About Street Harassment

The current furor over street harassment is hard to miss. Everything from Internet message boards to Facebook pages are littered with gender driven discussions on an issue that has become…

Tiffanie Drayton | August 12, 2014 - 1:00 pm

“Smile!” With The Smile Bitch Training Camp

You wouldn’t want to ruin a strange man’s day by not giving him a big toothy grin when he calls at you on the street, “SMILE!” With the Smile Bitch…

Jessica Wakeman | August 8, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Because Street Harassment Is Hilarious, Dude Asks 200 Random Women For Sex

This is so RIP Society that it deserves the RIP Society crown: Whatever, a site devoted to “pranks/social experiments/randomness,” filmed an American bro wilking around Europe sexually harassing 200 different…

Jessica Wakeman | August 8, 2014 - 11:30 am
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