Tag Archives: Harassment

It’s God’s Will

TweetWell this is horrible: One in every 33 women who attend worship services regularly has been the target of sexual advances by a religious leader, a survey released Wednesday says. The study, by Baylor University researchers, found that the problem is so pervasive that it almost certainly involves a wide range of denominations, religious traditions [...]
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War Zone

TweetIt’s after Labor Day, so the worst of holler season is over. But when my friend Jeanne tipped me off to this documentary, I had to share. In War Zone, a woman with a video camera directly confronts men who harass her on the street. (It was made in 1998 — think of it as [...]
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The end of anonymous trolling?

Tweet So long, farewell? Yes, my headline is wishful thinking. But this is definitely a step in the right direction. (Ignore the article’s headline if you can, ugh.) A Manhattan judge ruled yesterday that a blogger can’t hide behind a web of anonymity while flinging the ugly words “skank” and “ho” at somebody online. The [...]
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Woman says she was attacked by misogynistic NYPD officer

TweetPhoto by Jason Wagner, via Gothamist. This is horrible: Greenpoint resident Chrissie Brodigan says she was riding on the L train between Bedford and First Avenue when her pug, who has health problems, overheated and began vomiting in the tote bag she was carrying him in. As she was leaving the subway station with the [...]
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Black Woman Murdered by Stalker Who Had Been Using Youtube and Facebook To Threaten Her.

Tweet *Trigger Warning* A young woman in Detroit, Asia McGowan, was shot and killed by someone who had been leaving her nasty comments on her Youtube account and also had been stalking her on Facebook. This was someone she knew in real life-it was one of her classmates. This story is really upsetting me, but [...]
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