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LAPD tried to cover up assault charges against police officers.

Woman goes undercover to show how men react to street harassment. (Please help me figure out what to feel about that in the comments.)

Paula Deen continues to be the worst boss ever.

Samsung: Women are tech-incompetent housewives who only know how to play with children’s toys…

… unless they’re booth babes.

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Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX, a national legal education campaign against campus gender-based violence. Alexandra has written for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and the Nation, and she has spoken about violence against women and reproductive justice on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, and NPR. Through Know Your IX, she has organized with students across the country to build campuses free from discrimination and violence, developed federal policy on Title IX enforcement, and has testified at the Senate. At Yale Law, Alexandra focuses on antidiscrimination law and is a member of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic. Alexandra is committed to developing and strengthening responses to gender-based violence outside the criminal justice system through writing, organizing, and the law. Keep an eye out for The Feminist Utopia Project, co-edited by Alexandra and forthcoming from the Feminist Press (2015).

Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/aniahill/ Ania

    The undercover harassment is a disappointing opportunity missed – they chose an attractive young woman, by whom the victim in these scenarios are unlikely to feel intimidated… It not the words or the situation necessarily that are the problem, it’s the feeling of threat or humiliation which come with the comments in my opinion

  • http://feministing.com/members/catastrofille/ Vi

    I don’t know about that video. She didn’t seem threatening, and the delivery of the lines made it seem a bit jokey, so it seems harmless overall.. but it smacks a little of two wrongs making a right. To me, the worst part of being cat-called is not knowing how worried I should be.

    To make it more effective, a stronger looking woman or even a man would probably do the trick. But that’s also definitely not okay in my books (for example, triggering a male victim of sexual assault or abuse).

    I’d think some kind of workshop where men consent to be cat-called followed by a discussion would be more helpful.