Posts Tagged sexual harassment

Women: stop getting yourselves sexually harassed!

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 section called “Women in Leadership,” no less. Since Women in Leadership defines itself as  a “community” which “discuss[es] the lack of women at the top and what we can do to change this,” I was sure that the op-ed they posted on Tuesday wasn’t as sexist and ridiculous as it seemed. So, I read the whole thing, waiting for the moment when the author would ...

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 ...

Number of the Day: 18

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 problems that can’t be explained as Sexist Entitled Douchebag Syndrome.) Now, he’s apparently reached a deal in mediation negotiations and, after it is officially approved by the city council, is expected to vacate his office by the end of the week

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 ...

Rape culture attempts to silence Egyptian women

**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 rape culture are lost and exploited for political gain. Egyptian society, not unlike many places in the West (or the world for that matter) blames victims for their assault. It is (as we are well aware) the victim blaming that silences. While Egypt law carries stiff punishment for rape an sexual assault, women are discouraged from reporting them, and men continue to commit these acts of violence ...

**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 ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

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.

Your computer is sexist.

Decades too late, Henrietta Lacks’ family is asked for consent.

“Why teach kids not to rape when you could teach them not to get caught?”

Newsflash, Hollywood: suicide isn’t quirky-cute-fun.

Unpaid interns are particularly vulnerable to sexual harassment.

Texts from the yellow wallpaper.

Drag in the military sparks

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 ...

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s hilarious, yet telling explanation why he’s a serial harasser

San 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 to tell their stories.

That Filner is an alleged serial sexual harasser though isn’t as interesting as his lawyer’s explanation for why Filner can’t treat his female colleagues with respect.  You see, Filner claims that the City of San Diego failed to provide him with sexual harassment training and in a way implying that they are in part to blame for his shameful conduct.  This was ...

San 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 ...

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

We’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 frequent cat calls she receives inspired her. “It happens almost daily to me,” she says, “so I wanted to express myself and speak up for myself.”

Update: Check out Fazlalizadeh’s Stop Telling Women to Smile Tumblr.

We’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 ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

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 offers a toolkit to explain incarceration to kids.

“Everywhere we go we will always leave family behind.”

The Tony Awards have a diversity problem.

Today in rape jokes: Microsoft edition.

What does a “pro-life paradise” look like?

A black man with a 0.00 BAC was arrested for DUI.

Listen to more Firestone talk ...

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 ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Air 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 teenagers this form of healthcare.”

A map to living green in NYC.

Slut-shaming has been written into school dress codes across the country.

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Day, explore a list of famous female teachers.

“Girls Gone Wild” founder Joe Francis is going to prison.

False rape accusations are really, really rare.

The Guttmacher Institute

Air 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 ...

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