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Internet Harassment Is Way Worse For Women, Unshockingly

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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 father, because they don’t experience the same issues online. Yet harassment is a daily experience for women online, especially for those who are outspoken about feminism. Journalist Amanda Hess has chronicled not only harassment she’s experienced, but the statistics behind harassment that prove, truly, that women are harassed online far more than men. Read more on The Mary Sue…

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

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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 lawsuit). The women, which included his former legislative director, his former communications director, and another communications director who replaced her, claimed Gabryszak asked women to dress as sexy elves and sit on his lap during an office Christmas photo, grabbed one woman and tried to kiss her, invited them to hotel rooms, talked about their “sexual characteristics,” discussed penis tattoos, dragged one of them into a massage parlor, and sent another a video in which he was mimicking receiving a blowjob. Keep reading »

New York State Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak Accused Of Sexual Harassment

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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 a lawsuit.

His alleged victims claim Gabryszak invited them to hotel rooms, talked about their “sexual characteristics,” discussed penis tattoos, dragged one of them into a massage parlor, and sent another a video in which he was mimicking receiving a blowjob. All of the icks. Keep reading »

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

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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 boy had pursued her daughter “not once, but over and over … not with her permission but sneaking up on her…not without warning and consequences prior to suspension,” according to the Canon City Daily Record.

“I’ve had to coach her about what to do when you don’t want someone touching you, but they won’t stop,” Masters-Ownbey told the Record.

Meanwhile, the boy’s mother, Jennifer Saunders, characterized the boy’s actions as stemming from an “innocent crush.” Keep reading »

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

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San Diego Mayor Bob Filner resigns over sexual harassment
San Diego mayor Bob Filner admits to "intimidation" of women. Read More »
Filner Enters Counseling
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Can counseling fix a mayor who sexually harasses and assaults? Read More »
"Blurred Lines" Parody
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News station parodies "Blurred Lines" asking Filner to resign. Read More »
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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 of felony false imprisonment. Justice has been served … um, NOT. Keep reading »

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 from doing her locks after posting pics of her various hairdos on Facebook and Twitter to promote his business. [RadarOnline]
  • Oopsies: Angelina Jolie actually didn’t buy Brad Pitt his own private island. [Page Six]
  • Tori Spelling was hospitalized for anxiety after the fallout from calling Katie Holmes “plastic” on her book tour. [RadarOnline] Keep reading »
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