Feminism | Posted by Amanda P on 12/5/2012

On Learning More About Sexual Harassment

This past summer, I wrote about street harassment and highlighted my own as well as my friends’ experiences concerning this matter. Since then I have learned, grown and have more to say on this matter.

I went to a colloquium style lecture over the weekend concerning the rhetoric surrounding sexual assault and rape. During the session, a number of misconceptions and myths were discussed and the facts, as far as the research is concerned, made very clear. The discussion was lead by a prevention specialist at the rape crisis center in the Cleveland area. I want to share what stuck out the most to me:

1) 8 out of 10 men are not comfortable with words like “bitch” or “slut” being directed at women. I know what you’re thinking; because …

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Feminism | Posted by Julie Z on 07/7/2009

Boise man takes picture up woman’s skirt

Yesterday, a man in Boise was arrested for trying to take pictures up women’s skirts in downtown Boise.

life fail

life fail

He was then inducted into the national tool society of America, given a fedora (the official headwear of tools) never to be taken off, and celebrated by drunken guys who somehow manage to survive despite their .05% brain functioning rate.

Sigh…if only. I am glad that this was taken seriously as a crime- his bond was set at $20,000 and he will be back in court later in July. 

And if only the witnesses had been aware it was happening, that would have made a great entry on a hollaback site.

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