Posts tagged "sexual harassment"

Frisky Q&A: Academy Award-Winning “ANITA” Director Freida Lee Mock

Before she transcribed this interview, our intern told me that she wasn't entirely sure who Anita Hill was. I could hardly blame her. Even with a segment on the Anita Hill testimony during a gender studies class in college, I didn't know too much about Anita Hill myself. The new documentary,"ANITA," revisits Anita Hill'…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 13, 2014

Former Model Charlotte Waters Outs Herself As Terry Richardson’s Alleged Victim

Charlotte Waters, a 24-year-old nurse's assistant in L.A., has identified herself as the former model who took to Reddit to accuse Terry Richardson of sexual coercion and inappropriate behavior back in 2009 in his studio. You can read parts of her Reddit post…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 12, 2014

The Soapbox: Replacing Sexism With Racism Is Not a Proper Hollaback

This post is reprinted from The Huffington Post with the permission of its authors. What's the biggest myth about street harassment? That men of color comprise the majority of offenders. It's a myth as old as this nation: the idea that Black men are more likely to be sexual predators — especially…
By: Emily May and Courtney Young / March 9, 2014

“ANITA” Documentary Explores Anita Hill’s Sexual Harassment Nightmare

Many Frisky readers are too young to remember the 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearing of Clarence Thomas, then a federal circuit judge. One name you might recall is Anita Hill. She was the Black woman who came forward to publicly testify that Thomas, her boss at the Department of Education and the EEOC, had sexually…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 28, 2014

Internet Harassment Is Way Worse For Women, Unshockingly

Not long ago, I had a conversation with my father about how literally every woman I know with an active presence online – whether it was as a journalist, as a gamer, or as someone active in a forum – had experienced violent and/or sexual threats.  This news often shocks men, as it shocked my…
By: The Mary Sue / January 14, 2014

Another One Bites The Dust: New York Politician Resigns After Sexual Harassment Accusations

A New York State politician accused of sexually harassing more than half a dozen staffers resigned from the state legislature last night. Dennis Gabryszak, an Assemblyman from the Buffalo area, was accused in December of sexual harassment by three former female employees who filed notices of claim (the first step before filing a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 13, 2014

New York State Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak Accused Of Sexual Harassment

Just when you thought politicians could keep it in their pants ... ha, ha, you were wrong. New York State Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak has been accused of sexual harassment by three former aides, according to the Associated Press. The women filed a notice of claim on Thursday, which the AP explained is a step before filing…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 23, 2013

The Soapbox: Unwanted Touching Is Unacceptable At Any Age (Yes, Even Age 6)

This piece is crossposted with permission from RebeccaHains.Wordpress.com. In this week’s news, a six-year-old boy in Colorado was suspended from school. The reason? He had repeatedly kissed one of his classmates, despite her telling him to stop. The girl’s mother, Jade Masters-Ownbey, noted that the boy’s behavior had been an ongoing problem. The…
By: Rebecca Hains / December 13, 2013

WTF: Creepy Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Only Gets Three Years Probation

Former San Diego mayor Bob Filner, who resigned in August after he was accused of sexual harassment and assault by 18 women, has been sentenced to three months of home confinement and three years of probation. Three of those women filed charges against the disgraced former Congressman: two counts of misdemeanor battery and one count…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 9, 2013

Mall Santa Arrested For Groping Elf

A mall Santa in Massachusetts was arrested for allegedly groping an 18-year-old woman playing an elf. [AP] White House party crasher Michaele Salahi and Neal Schon from Journey are marrying on December 15 in a three-hour-long live Pay-Per-View event. [TMZ] Kate Middleton's hair stylist James Pryce has been fired…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 26, 2013

RIP Society: Cop Chased, Tasered Woman For Refusing To Show Her Breasts

The police have done some pretty disgusting stuff before but this one takes the cake: A woman alleges Haskell, Arkansas, police officer Brandon Carter showed up at her workplace, demanded she show her breasts, and then chased her around the office with a taser when she said "no." Ashlea Bennet said Carter, who was on-duty,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 5, 2013

Gross: Pilot Accused Of Squeezing 14-Year-Old Girl’s Butt During A Flight

Flying the friendly skies got a little too friendly, apparently. An airline pilot who flies for Delta has been accused of groping a 14-year-old girl's butt while flying as a passenger on an October 26th flight from Detroit to Salt Lake City.
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 30, 2013

We’re Breaking Up: Federal Air Marshal Arrested For Taking Upskirt Photos

Dear U.S. Air Marshal Adam Joseph Bartsch AKA Adam, I'm beyond disappointed, Adam. As an air marshal, you should know how to behave on an airplane, especially when you're on active duty. Using your rank to board the plane first and then taking upskirt photos with your cellphone as the rest of passengers headed down the aisles i…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 18, 2013

The Skeevy Dudes Of Simple Pickup Motorboat For Money For Breast Cancer Awareness

Let's get one thing straight: I would not permit the bros behind YouTube channel Simple Pickup to motorboat me for any amount of money for any cause. That would be a resounding NO. In the name of breast cancer awareness, however, the guys managed to persuade over 100 women into allowing one of them to…
By: Rachel Krause / October 16, 2013

Gropey Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Facing Charges By Three Women

Super creepy former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is facing sexual harassment and assault charges from three women who were allegedly victimized by him. Filner resigned in August after 18 women, including his employees, came forward with allegations that he had touched them without their consent. The AP is now reporting that the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 15, 2013

Not Okay: Naked Guy With Boner Attempts To Pick Up Women In Deeply Uncomfy YouTube Video

It used to be that pick-up artists (PUAs for short) would just use the power of supremely douchey words in their attempts to "woo" women. But, oh, how I long for the days of good ol' fashioned negging now that PUAs have taken to straight up sexually harassing…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 30, 2013

The Soapbox: Why Do We Feel Ashamed For Being Sexually Harassed?

It ended as quickly as it started. I felt his hand squeeze my butt, heard him shout "Nice!" and caught a glimpse of his back as he bolted off the subway car. I stood there, clutching the metal pole, utterly paralyzed. Did that really just happen? Did a random man just grab me and proceed…
By: Lauren Rankin / September 10, 2013

Bob Filner’s Sexual Harassment Victims Would Have Been Down If It Came From Ryan Gosling Instead

You know what's really not the point when we are discussing sexual harassment and sexual assault?  How attractive the perpetrator is.  And that's a point that was lost on CNN commenter, criminal defense attorney Darren Kavinoky, who questioned whether San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who is expected to resign today after…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 23, 2013

Report: San Diego Mayor Bob Filner To Resign After 18th Woman Accuses Him Of Sexual Harassment

Eighteen is the magic number! It took 18 different women to accuse San Diego's mayor Bob Filner of sexual assault and sexual harassment before his eventual resignation, according to NBC San Diego sources.
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 22, 2013

News Station Parodies “Blurred Lines” With Song About San Diego’s Creepy Mayor Bob Filner

Hands down, the best part about pop songs is the inevitable parodies that follow. It's undeniable that "Blurred Lines" is the song of the summer, so it's without question that a San Diego news station would use the Robin Thicke song for their own parody music video. The staff of U-T TV filmed their very…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 16, 2013
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