Tag Archives: sexual harassment

Cool street art alert: “Women do not owe you their time or conversation”

TweetWe’ve mentioned this street art before when it popped up in Philly, although I didn’t know then who was behind it. According to NPR, these anti-street harassment posters are the work of artist Tatayana Fazlalizadeh who’s been dodging cops in the cover of darkness to put them up in her neighborhood in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Fazlalizadeh says the [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tweet Think Progress has compiled the seven most sexist gun ads. Today is the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act. Why haven’t we closed the gap? The 10 best male rappers–written up as though they were female. The false paradox: freedom of expression and sexist hate speech. An illustrated guide to street harassment. Sesame Street [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetAir Force brochure on sexual violence tells victims to “submit” (and tells rapists… nothing). More women are getting cosmetic surgery on their arms, and the trend is attributed to the FLOTUS. “As uncomfortable as it is for some parents to imagine their teenage children as sexual beings, that discomfort is no excuse for denying all [...]
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Rehtaeh Parsons is dead

Tweet**Trigger warning** Seventeen months ago, then 15-year-old Rehtaeh Parsons was gang-raped by four boys in her friend’s house. One of her rapists took a picture of the assault and circulated it around her school and community. Classmates saw the photo not as evidence of rape but as proof that Parsons was a “slut.” When she [...]
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The New Scarlet Letter

TweetSixteen-year-old Temitayo Fagbenle published a measured and searingly honest piece on teenage slut shaming as part of WNYC’s Radio Rookies program. Many a seasoned, mainstreamed journalist could learn from her intelligent, clear coverage of sexual harassment and cyberbullying. She details a single case of a 14-year-old whose boyfriend posted a sexually explicit video of her [...]
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