sexual harassment

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

Creepy Politician “Doesn’t Want” Female Interns Because Sexism Keeps Him “Good”

Last week Connecticut State Rep. Ernest Hewett (D) creeped out America with his lewd and inappropriate comment to a 17-year-old girl about the “snake” under his desk. (He meant his dick.)…

Sarah Gray | March 7, 2013 - 9:00 am

Man Gropes Woman, Promptly Falls Into A Manhole

Karma’s a bitch.

Last night outside my apartment in New York City, the street was flooded with lights, sirens and a cherry-picker? Yes.  A cherry-picker, along with a…

Sarah Gray | March 5, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Connecticut Lawmaker Stripped Of Title Over Lewd “Snake” Comment To Teen Girl

Rep. Ernest Hewett of Connecticut, a Democrat, was caught on audiotape making a lewd sexual comment regarding a 17-year-old girl who testified to the state legislature about her internship. The

Jessica Wakeman | March 1, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Beware: Your Boss Can Fire Your Flirty Ass

I will never so much as smile at my boss Amelia again. Why? Because the Iowa Supreme Court ruled today that an employer can fire an employee that he or…

Jessica Wakeman | December 22, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Woman Says Boss Sexually Harassed Her With His “Flabby” Torso

Long Island woman Christina Ianntielli is suing her former employer for harassing her with his “flabby” moobs and torso. The 24-year-old former Comptroller says the that 33-year-old President of Empire…

Ami Angelowicz | December 19, 2012 - 9:20 am

Sienna Miller Describes Her Creepy Casting Couch Experience

“[A director] had an actor in to read opposite me. We hadn’t even been introduced. And the director told this guy to start seducing me and kissing my neck while…

Jessica Wakeman | December 17, 2012 - 2:20 pm

The Soapbox: I’m On Twitter Strike Until The Men I Know Get Loud

Jen Kirkman is a comedian on “Chelsea Lately” and “After Lately.” This post was reprinted with permission from her Tumblr. 

I’m on a Twitter strike. I am so…

Jen Kirkman | November 30, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Woman Pulls Gun On Flasher, Flasher Puts Penis Away And Runs

I’m never really sure how I feel about concealed weapons, but in this case, I have to just laugh: A woman in Longview, Washington, was walking at Lake Sacajawea on…

Jessica Wakeman | November 18, 2012 - 10:00 am

Men Explain Why They Think Catcalling Works

“Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell” is a show I keep meaning to start watching, especially because of skits like this. Kamau hit the streets to talk to talk about…

Jessica Wakeman | October 30, 2012 - 12:20 pm
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