Posts tagged "sexual harassment"

16 Of The Dumbest Anti-Sexual Harassment Stock Photos

No means no. Sexual harassment in the workplace is wrong, and some companies use pictures to illustrate what constitutes inappropriate behavior on the job. Unfortunately, when you search for "sexual harassment" in any stock photo website, some images take it to a new level -- one that makes you feel like the photo is sexually…
By: TruTV / May 10, 2012

Morning Quickies: John Travolta Accused By Second Masseur Of Grabby Grope

A second masseur has accused John Travolta of groping him during a massage. The suit claims Travolta allegedly asked for a massage at an Atlanta motel and requested an unusual amount of "glutes" work on his butt muscles. He allegedly then tried to touch the masseur and ended up fondling himself. When the masseur left…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 9, 2012

Morning Quickies: John Travolta Did Not Grope That Masseur’s Penis, Says John Travolta

John Travolta totally denied a masseur's claims that he groped the man's penis and scrotum during a massage session at the Beverly Hills Hotel in January.  In a statement to People, Travolta called the lawsuit "complete fiction and fabrication." The $200-an-hour masseur alleged that he told Travolta he did not have sex with…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 8, 2012

Evening Quickies: John Travolta Sued By Masseur For Alleged Penis Grope

John Travolta is being sued by a $200-an-hour masseur who claims the actor touched his leg, scrotum and penis during a massage at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The masseur also claims when he told Travolta that he doesn't have sex with his clients, the actor told him, "Come on, dude, I'll jerk you off!" Awkward.
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 7, 2012

“She-Hulk” Lives: 24-Year-Old Boston Woman Catches Subway Perv

Just call her She-Hulk: a 24-year-old redhead went Marvel Comics on a subway perv who exposed himself to her while riding the Boston T. The anonymous woman said she was listening to music on a crowded B-line when she saw a man hovering over her, exposing himself. She started screaming for help, she told the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 23, 2012

Listen To This Anti-Oppressive Baby Animal!

What the kitteh said. [Anti-Oppressive Baby Animals]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 22, 2012

Bartenders Claim Pervy Ghost Likes To Pinch Their Butts

Talk about sexual harassment in the workplace: Bartenders at a pub in the UK say someone in their bar is indiscriminately pinching their butts. But it's not a patron whose getting grabby ... it's a ghost. Both male and female staff at The Queens Arms in Birmingham report feeling "a very firm pinch" which happens "day…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 17, 2012

Open Letter To The Man Who Propositioned Me For Sex On The Subway

Dear Man Who Propositioned Me For Sex On The Subway, Why is it that after I respectfully responded "no, thanks" to your subway sex proposition, you found it necessary to call me a "bitch"? Have you not seen the movie "Shame"? Even an exceptionally fantastic looking guy like Michael Fassbender (who, might I add, wa…
By: Tiffanie Drayton / March 28, 2012

How Do You Respond To Street Harassment?

Yesterday afternoon, I was on my way to the supermarket to pick up some soup. I was picking up soup because I'm feeling deathly sick and not in the best frame of mind. So when a guy came up to me and started talking to me on the street, walking along side me, well, I…
By: Julie Gerstein / March 27, 2012

Judge Tosses “Sex Slave” Lawsuit Against American Apparel’s Dov Charney

Dov Charney's hipster skeezbaggery is well-documented. However, a Brooklyn judge has tossed a $260 million lawsuit against the American Apparel CEO -- brought by a former worker who said Dovney forced her to become a "sex slave" -- and ordered it be settled in arbitration. Irene Morales, 21,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 23, 2012

Chart: Good Cat Calls Vs. Bad Cat Calls

The other day Winona and I were walking back from getting sandwiches (women always be eating sandwiches!) and a guy on the street told me that he liked my tights. It was a mellow cat call, or what I, and other ladies from Philly, like to call a "holler." Sometimes, guys will straight up ask…
By: Julie Gerstein / March 2, 2012

Goldie Hawn Recalls Sexual Harassment On The Casting Couch

"I go to this big Park Avenue apartment; I've never been in so much wealth ... He [writer Al Capp] thunders through the door ... and he said, 'Well I'm going to slip into something more comfortable.' And something went off in my brain like, 'More comfortable? OK, well I guess that means he's going…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 18, 2012

Dov Charney Describes His Sexual Harassment Charges Thusly: “I Like To Fool Around With Girls”

"It’s getting strange, you know? Things are strange. Like, at our company, we’re all about gay rights–everyone’s sexuality is human. But, there’s still the conservatives, the scared people, just looking for a little enemy, looking for new sexual things to clamp down on. But we don’t want to fall into that trap–only talking about sex–because…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 29, 2011

Hands Off! Alleged Subway Groper Gets Shot By Cop

It's been rough going for men who grope women and girls on public transit. Last month, some creep on the New York City subway got the crap beaten out of him by college student Shayne DeJesus, who filmed the incident with her phone, and was ratted out to the po-po by…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 12, 2011

Paulina Porizkova Says Models Thought Sexual Harassment Was “Compliments”

"What people called sexual harassment, we called compliments. When a 16-year-old girl is flattered by a man pulling out his penis, that’s noteworthy." This quote from the model Paulina Porizkova from the forthcoming HBO documentary "About Face," about the modeling industry, saddens me. Sexual harassment is something all women have experienced, but it…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 8, 2011

Herman Cain Suspends Campaign After Affair Accusation

Because being accused of an affair is apparently worse than being accused of sexually harassing a bunch of women, Herman Cain has suspended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. Cain told supporters on Saturday he is leaving the race over "the continued distraction." (Weirdly, the announcement came one day after his campaign launched…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 5, 2011

Ginger White Claims 13-Year-Long Affair With Herman Cain

Ginger White, an Atlanta businesswoman, came forward yesterday to claim she has had a 13-year-long affair with Herman Cain, who is vying to be the GOP's presidential nominee. Herman Cain denied any  affair and called Ginger White "an acquaintance who I thought was a friend." He has been married to thus-far…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 29, 2011

Herman Cain Sexual Harassment PSA

The best moment of the 2012 campaign so far happened when Herman Cain assured American voters that for all the women who have claimed he sexually harassed them, there are thousands who have not. See? He might have been accused of sexually harassing some women, but come on, people, he hasn't sexually harassed…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 21, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Herman Cain’s Wife Gloria Cain Stands By Her Man

Gloria Cain, wife of GOP presidential nominee wannabe Herman Cain, is standing by her man in the face of sexual harassment accusations by numerous women. [The Daily Beast] Chelsea Clinton has been hired as a special correspondent for NBC doing segments for "Making A Difference" about people who do good i…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 14, 2011

Katie Roiphe’s NYT Op-Ed Dismissive That Sexual Harassment Actually Exists

As my 68-year-old, Fox News-watching, Republican-voting father tells it, once upon a time you could compliment a woman in the workplace. You were allowed say "nice dress" or "you look nice today" and it was not a big deal. Everyone would smile pleasantly and go back to clacking on their typewriters. Then the '70s came along. Hairy-pitted…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 14, 2011
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