Posts Tagged ‘harassment’

Sexist Beatdown: Shut Your Lady Trap And Fellate Me Edition

This week, disabled feminist blogger Annaham wrote a piece about dealing with Internet harassment of the international, televised, celebrity-sanctioned, horrible-death-threat variety.
And Salon writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner wrote a piece about dealing with Internet harassment of the if-you-experienced-PTSD-after-a-traumatic-childbirth-then-you-sound-like-a-bitch-who-just-shouldn't-ever-reproduce variety.
And recently, Sady Doyle of Tiger Beatdown wrote a piece about dealing with Internet harassment by loudly and publicly [...]

Rob Kampia: “Player”?

Last month, the Reliable Source unveiled its NCAA-style "Gossip Tournament." Making the final 32 was Marijuana Policy Project executive director Rob Kampia, who was a gossip force to be reckoned with in 2010. Reports surfaced early this year that several MPP staffers had quit over Kampia's sexually inappropriate behavior and comments, including taking a subordinate [...]

Sexist Comments of the Week: “Smile, Baby” Edition

Last week, in a discussion of how to not harass people on the street, a few commenters floated a possible harassment loophole: Isn't it okay to call out people on the street if you're just insisting that they turn that frown upside-down?
I have previously delicately explained why people on the street should refrain from [...]

Sexist Comments of the Week: “Yo, Gorgeous” Edition

When I was an 18-year-old freshman in college, I was running around some side-streets in a hilly neighborhood when a black SUV pulled up next to me. The driver rolled down his window and started a conversation.
"Hey, how are you?" he said. Friendly enough. He was driving slowly to match my running pace. I kept [...]

Deconstructing Rape Myths: On Short Skirts (On Lesbians)

A couple weeks ago on the Sexist, we discussed why wearing a short skirt is not an invitation to be raped. Still, doubts lingered. The two main arguments for why women must still protect themselves from rape by ditching the short skirt:
a) Rape is just one big misunderstanding. The proponents of this argument believe that [...]

Pick-Up Lines Not to Use In Court

Sure, the hallway of domestic violence courtrooms at D.C. Superior Court sounds like a great place to pick up women. They're bored. They're probably on the rebound. And their ex-boyfriend is court-ordered to stay far, far away from your sweet moves. But somehow, the men I've witnessed hitting on chicks in Superior have not [...]

Why Female Bikers Get Harassed

Yesterday, local cat-calling chronicler Hollaback DC asked for some street-harassment intel: "Have you been harassed on your bike in the DC Metro area?" According to Hollaback, "We have received several stories from individuals who have been harassed by a biker, but have yet to hear from any folks who have been harassed while biking."
The inquiry [...]

Gold Cadillac Vs. Bike: A Play in One Act

The morning commute. Cool breeze drifts through Washington. A bike rides West on R Street NW, passes Rhode Island Ave., and stops at 7th Street. A Gold Cadillac approaches from behind.
GOLD CADILLAC: You need to stay in the fucking bike line.
BIKE (in the bike lane): I'm in the fucking bike lane.
GOLD CADILLAC: You need to [...]