Posts tagged "sexual harassment"

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 she plays both the loser with no game “hssssss”-ing her on the street and the woman minding-her-own business who has to deal with his catcalls.

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 14, 2012

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 skyscrapers, she told me her summer in Manhattan was not what she had been expecting. I knew something was very wrong when my strong-willed, outgoing…

By: Daley Quinn / June 13, 2012

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 sexually during a session. The latest accuser, Fabian Zanzi, said Travolta assaulted him in 2009 when Zanzi met him while working with VIP guests o…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 11, 2012

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…

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 hi…

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!”…

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

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…

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, said three years ago, when she…

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 his brother. And o…

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 did…

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 a…

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 loyal wife Gloria Cain

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 29, 2011
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