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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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  1. Posted April 5, 2014 at 4:06 am | Permalink

    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

  2. Posted April 5, 2014 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    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.

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