Tag Archives: sexual harassment

Women: stop getting yourselves sexually harassed!

Tweet When I saw the following headline, I thought I had accidentally stumbled onto The Onion website: Formal complaints over sexism should be last resort for women:  The negative impact of formal reporting outweighs any benefits, writes a lawyer. Instead, define your boundaries early on. But no, I was on The Guardian’s website, in a [...]
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Number of the Day: 18

Tweet That’s how many women came forward accusing San Diego mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment before he’s finally resigned. Filner apologized for his behavior last month and checked himself into behavioral therapy, but refused to step down. (I mean, I’m all for people getting the help they need, but I’d be surprised if Filner has any [...]
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Rape culture attempts to silence Egyptian women

Tweet **Trigger warning** In a recent survey from UN Women, 99.3 percent of all Egyptian women report being sexually harassed, and 91.5 percent have experienced unwelcome physical contact. However, nestled within this spike of rampant sexual assault and rape of Egyptian women, justice for the victims and pressure for societal changes to address its own [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Check out Dean Spade’s trans* politics manifesto. Since when does VICE produce good reporting on sexual violence? Minors with disabilities held in solidarity confinement in San Francisco juvenile hall. Little Libertarians on the prairie. More research on encouraging girls to pursue STEM. The Pentagon’s new plan to combat military sexual assault doesn’t do enough. [...]
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San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s hilarious, yet telling explanation why he’s a serial harasser

TweetSan Diego Mayor Bob Filner is allegedly a serial sexual harasser.  Filner’s list of women coming forward to claim that he requested them to come to work without panties on and allegations of sexual assault and groping is growing as the days pass.  Currently, we are up to 10 women who have bravely stepped forward [...]
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