Posts tagged "sexual harassment"

Today In Terribleness: High School Dean Accused Of Having Unprotected Sex With 4 Students

Malik Taylor was the dean of the Business of Sports School, a high school in midtown Manhattan. But in May, he resigned after admitting to "inappropriate sexual relations" with four students. And that's not all: Taylor confessed to sexually harassing students and asking one of them to purchase pot for him. Apparently, Taylor had bee…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 31, 2013

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Enters Counseling For Sexual Harassment

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who has been accused of sexual harassment by seven women including constituents and former employees, said he will enter counseling for two weeks in August. Filner, who has been repeatedly asked to resign by former friends, will undergo "behavior counseling" at a clinic for "intensive therapy." Empathy rehab?
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 26, 2013

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Admits To “Intimidation” Of Women, But Denies Sexual Harassment Allegations

We're so used to politicians and bigwigs who refuse to take accountability for their behavior that when somebody does admit they did something wrong, it is kind of ... weird. Amidst allegations that he had groped numerous woman, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, a Democrat, released a public apology on Thursday admitting there was some…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 16, 2013

Dude Freaks Out Creepy Guy On Public Transit By Getting Creepy On Him

How do you out-creep a total creepster? It's a question for the ages, and one that writer Chris Brecheen had often pondered. For years, Brecheen listened to his female friends complain about getting unwanted attention by men on public transportation. No matter what they did -- wear headphones, keep their heads down, ignore them ––…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 16, 2013

Retaliation Complaint By UNC Sexual Assault Survivor Sparks Federal Investigation

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill is currently facing three investigations by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights over the school's handling of sexual assault reports. The issues at UNC first became apparent when rape victim Landen Gambill (pictured here) was found in violation of the school’s honor code and faced the…
By: Mary Odell / July 8, 2013

Not This Crap Again: Florida Police Officer Asks Woman To Remove Bra, “Shake It” For Him

A standard traffic stop over a broken headlight turned into sexual abuse in Florida when a Lakeland police officer asked Zoe Brugger to lift up her shirt, pull her bra away from her chest, and shake it. He then decided that the first time had not been sufficient, so she was made to do it…
By: Mary Odell / June 24, 2013

Frisky Rant: You Are Not My Dad, So I Am Not Your ‘Sweetie’

I hear a lot of weird shit on the street. Many people, apparently, feel that they have license to say whatever they so please to me. Generally, it doesn’t bother me, but "sweetie"’ is where I draw the line. The other day I walked to grab a coffee and held the door for a respectable-looking…
By: Mary Odell / June 13, 2013

Woman Solves Unwanted Dick Pic Problem By Sending Picture To Mom

Ladies, ever get a creepy, unwanted dick pic or jerk off shot from a dude online? There you were, talking about your favorite Jay-Z song and then all the sudden -- blam! -- there's a dick all up in your inbox. That's what happened to Sarah, who had posted a profile on the dating website…
By: Julie Gerstein / June 10, 2013

Today In Terribleness: Slippery Rock Prof Tells Student To Suck His Dick

College is a great place to explore new subject areas: Critical thinking, philosophy, dick sucking. What's that? You college didn't specialize in dick sucking? You must not have gone to Slippery Rock University, in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. Because a professor there, Robert Ammon Jr., seemingly offered that as an option to one of his students.
By: Julie Gerstein / June 10, 2013

Beijing Police Suggest Women Avoid Miniskirts To Prevent Sexual Harassment

The story is always the same: officials find it too hard to tell men to control themselves and not sexually harass women, so they place the responsibility and blame on women instead. In this instance, Chinese police have asked women to refrain from wearing revealing clothing on buses or subways. According to China Daily ,“Women should not…
By: Mary Odell / June 6, 2013

Iowa Senate Republican Staffer Says She Was Fired After Reporting Sexual Harrassment

Kirsten Anderson, a former staffer for Iowa Senate Republicans, said she was fired hours after reporting and providing documentation of sexual harassment. According to WHO TV,  Anderson said "male staffers and senators used sexist language, commented about her body and her clothes." [WHO TV, Raw Story] A Facebook page that i…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 20, 2013

The Soapbox: How To Talk To Girls

Dear Gentlemen Of The World: Hello. My name is Sara Benincasa. Pleased to meet you. I'm an author and a comedian and a human with a vagina, otherwise known as a "lady-person." I'm about to school you in exactly how to tell a stranger lady that she is great. I'm also going to teach you…
By: Sara Benincasa / May 20, 2013

Comedian Loses Gig After Confronting Staff Over Their Lack Of Response To Sexual Heckling

Comedian Christina Walkinshaw was performing as an opening act at Yuk Yuk's in Casino Niagra in September 2012 when guys in the audience started yelling at her "Show us your tits!" and then "Show us your bush!" After the show — during which the headliner tried to get the staff to kick the sexual harraser…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 17, 2013

True Story: I Was Sexually Harassed At The Corner Store

Ten minutes. I was hitting the 10-minute mark of just standing in front of the freezers, seemingly debating whether to buy a quart or a gallon of milk. Or perhaps unsure of which kind I wanted. Skim or whole? Maybe 2 percent? I had a pensive look on my face. It’s the look I get…
By: Abigail Collazo / May 17, 2013

Facebook Page Run By Active Marines Mocks Violence Against Female Troops

A Facebook page run by active Marines mocking violence against female troops has been taken down after it was publicly outed by a Congresswoman. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) penned a letter to the Secretary of Defense and the commander of the Marine Corps asking them to take action on the page, F'N Wook, which showed…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 9, 2013

Serial Groper Gets Off Scot-Free, Because That’s How We Do

Oh, FFS, America. Last year, New York City was captivated by the tale of the good-looking, really well-dressed, white man — totally the kind of guy who want to bring home to your bubbe — who was sexually assaulting women in public. The man the tabloids called the "Gentleman Groper" was later fingered as a lawyer…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 3, 2013

UPDATE: Today’s Lady News: BareMinerals Has Men Carry Creepy “You Look Beautiful Sweaty” Signs At Marathon

[UPDATE, May 2: BareMinerals has apologized for the signs, saying they did not "translate" well, and adding "Please rest assured that these signs will not be used going forward on the Go Bare tour." — CollectiveAction DC] Now here's a corporate stunt that failed to land: the makeup brand BareMinerals had…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 1, 2013

India Enacts Tougher Rape Laws — But They’re Still Not Perfect

Over the past few months, India has been racked with high-profile gang rapes and deaths of little girls and women. From the three sisters under age 11 who were sexually assaulted and murdered to the student who was gang raped with a metal rod, which mangled her insides so badly it…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 4, 2013

NYPD Sued By Woman For Sexual Assault, Harassment By Cop

The New York City Police Department is infamous for the controversial "stop and frisk" program, critiqued for how it is used for racial profiling.  This story, however, is more like stop and grope. According to NYMag.com, a Brooklyn woman, Latonya Ratcliff, 39, is suing the city after Officer Joseph Jette entered an apartment, where Ratcliff…
By: Sarah Gray / March 28, 2013

#IAskedPolitely And Was Told I Was Overreacting To Sexual Harassment

There's a new Twitter hashtag #IAskedPolitely chronicling all the times that women have spoken up about sexual harassment/sexual situations in the workplace and not a single thing changed. It's come about following "Donglegate," the incident I wrote about earlier this week in which former SendGrid developer evangelist Adria Richards tweeted a picture of…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 24, 2013
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