Posts tagged "sexual harassment"

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

The Soapbox: Does Street Harassment Keep You From Exercising?

When most people think about street harassment, they think about what women wear or about how women should respond to catcalls. But there are other, more subtle, effects of street…

Lilit Marcus | October 12, 2012 - 12:00 pm

A Woman’s Guide To Hasidic Street Harassment

Living in New York City means getting used to street harassment. In the past few years, my name has been Baby, Sexy, Bitch, and Hey You, Why Don’t You Smile?

Lilit Marcus | August 8, 2012 - 9:00 am

How To Laugh About Getting Flashed

I will never for the life of me understand why men whip their dick out in front of strange women. Especially when it is flaccid. What woman in the world…

Jessica Wakeman | July 26, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Waitress Sues L.A. Bar Over Short Skirt Dress Code, Fans Blowing Up Skirt

A woman claims she was fired from O’Hara’s, a bar near UCLA, for complaining about a new dress code for women that required wait staff to wear short, plaid…

Jessica Wakeman | June 26, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Some Creep Is Filming Videos Of Your Legs On The Subway And Posting Them On YouTube

The good news is that YouTube has pulled an account belonging to “John Zippy,” a man who was surreptiously filming women’s legs on the subway through a camera placed inside…

Jessica Wakeman | June 25, 2012 - 12:20 pm

The Dumbest Anti-Sexual Harassment Stock Photos

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…

TruTV | June 21, 2012 - 11:50 am

Jay Smooth Calls On Men To Challenge Anti-Feminist Internet Trolls

All feminist blogger Anita Sarkeesian wanted to do was create a new project aimed at examining common tropes in video games through a feminist lens. Sarkeesian, who blogs at,…

Julie Gerstein | June 20, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Chescaleigh Gets “Cat Called”

You remember Chescaleigh from the “Shit White Girls Say To Black Girls” videos? Of course you do. She’s back, this time with a new video about street harassment in which…

Jessica Wakeman | June 14, 2012 - 9:40 am

The Soapbox: I Am Not Here For Your Viewing Pleasure

The misting of her eyes almost completely distracted me from the words coming out of her mouth. As we stood side by side, overlooking a magnificent skyline view of twinkling…

Daley Quinn | June 13, 2012 - 11:00 am

Morning Quickies: John Travolta Accused Of Sexual Assault By Third Man

A third man has accused John Travolta of a sexual assault, following two lawsuits filed earlier this week by two unnamed masseurs that say the actor came onto them…

Jessica Wakeman | May 11, 2012 - 10:20 am

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…

TruTV | May 10, 2012 - 9:10 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 9, 2012 - 10:20 am
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