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.

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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