After being attacked by racist misogynists on Twitter earlier this week, Leslie Jones—out promoting the new Ghostbusters—sat down with Seth Meyers to talk about the abuse she endured and what she hopes will come of it.
A Canadian man who created a revenge website to terrorize his ex-wife has been arrested by U.S. border patrol agents and charged with criminal harassment and a firearms-related offense. Patrick Fox was arrested in Washington state after illegally crossing the border, CBC reported. His ex lives in Arizona and tells the…
An unidentified American woman was forced from a public women’s restroom because she could not convince police that she is female.
In 1990, Julie Farman was an associate director of media and artist relations for the Epic Record’s West Coast division. Everyone was trying to sign the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
As of this Thursday morning, there were 112,096 members of “Donald Trump For President 2016!!!!!!,” a Facebook group that functions as a forum for white grief and racially charged meme pics. You’d better hope they don’t ever find a reason to dislike you, because they will make your life very shitty very fast—which is…
Nintendo employee Alison Rapp, who’s been a target of harassment over censorship controversies in recent months, said on Twitter that she has been fired. “Today, the decision was made,” she wrote. “I am no longer a good, safe representative of Nintendo, and my employment has been terminated.”
In Longwood, Florida, a Seminole County suburb of Orlando, 12-year-old Breana Evans was suspended from her middle school and subsequently arrested after she pinched a boy’s butt at her middle school. As a result, Evans was booked into the juvenile system and could face misdemeanor battery charges.
Former state department employee Michael C. Ford systematically phished, hacked, and cyberstalked hundreds of women—in particular college-aged women, often sorority members or aspiring models. He often stole sexually explicit photographs, and threatened at least 75 women that he would release the photos and other…
A man who has been stalking and harassing Ashanti for nearly 10 years has, after three bizarre trials, finally been convicted of felony stalking.
During a panel at SXSW on Saturday, Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) introduced a proposal for a bill that would devote $20 million to prosecuting cybercrime.
Today in tragic non-surprises: an Australian study finds that online harassment of women has very nearly become the “established norm.” Women under 30 are especially susceptible.
Gaming’s culture war hasn’t ended. It’s still roiling, with new fights, new targets, new depths of ugliness, but also many of the same tactics.
On Valentine’s Day, Ellie Parker and her girlfriend Lucy celebrated with dinner at Asahi Japanese Steakhouse in Lafayette, Indiana. Unfortunately, the festivities were dampened by some garden variety homophobia, courtesy of one of the restaurant’s hibachi chefs.
For all its benefits, the rapid development of social media has brought with it new occasions for exploitation and harassment — and oftentimes these offenses go unpunished. But women are mobilizing to combat one especially pernicious form of online sexual violence: revenge porn.
MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry says she had a bizarre and threatening encounter with a stranger in Iowa this week, where she’d taken a group of students from her politics class at Wake Forest University to observe the Democratic caucuses.
In 2012, a Canadian man named Gregory Alan Elliott was accused of harassing two women online for a number of months. By 2014, he was standing before a judge for his alleged criminal activity. But in what quickly became a ground-breaking case against online abuse, Elliott was found not guilty Friday.
The New Hampshire House of Representatives has been an amazing repository for good ideas lately. In December, we had that fun incident where a female state rep was harassed by her male colleagues for condemning a sexist bill. Now, we have a couple of state reps bravely taking a stance against a new harassment policy,…
Considering his track record of saying dumb offensive shit, we really shouldn’t be surprised. And yet. And yet, my friends.
Twitter is notoriously terrible at dealing with harassment, so much so that the company has felt it necessary to build more tools and hire more employees to deal with the problem. On Tuesday, the company unveiled its new terms of service in an effort to double down on its commitment to the issue.