Posts tagged "sexual harassment"

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 26, 2013 - 6:30 pm

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.

Jessica Wakeman | July 16, 2013 - 6:00 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | July 16, 2013 - 9:20 am

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.

Mary Odell | July 8, 2013 - 5:00 pm

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…

Mary Odell | June 24, 2013 - 11:20 am

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…

Mary Odell | June 13, 2013 - 10:00 am

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…

Julie Gerstein | June 10, 2013 - 5:00 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | June 10, 2013 - 2:30 pm

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…

Mary Odell | June 6, 2013 - 11:40 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 20, 2013 - 6:20 pm

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…

Sara Benincasa | May 20, 2013 - 12:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 17, 2013 - 5:40 pm

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…

Abigail Collazo | May 17, 2013 - 2:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 9, 2013 - 12:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 3, 2013 - 3:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 1, 2013 - 5:40 pm

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

Jessica Wakeman | April 4, 2013 - 4:40 pm

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…

Sarah Gray | March 28, 2013 - 1:40 pm

#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…

Jessica Wakeman | March 24, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Today’s Gross Politician: New York Assemblyman Vito Lopez Has A Thing For Underaged Girls

It wouldn’t be a day at The Frisky if I didn’t get to write about a sleazy politician! Today’s subject: New York Assemblyman Vito J. Lopez, a Democrat from Brooklyn.

Sarah Gray | March 12, 2013 - 4:40 pm
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