Shame, Embarrassment, Hiding: Your Stories of Dudes Checking You Out 

Last week we asked you if you remembered getting checked out the first time by dudes, and you told us. Though women are certainly not a monolithic group, it’s startling how universal some of our experiences are. To find out, just ask some ladies what it’s like to live in a female-identified body, sit back, and bum the… » 4/28/15 4:30pm 4/28/15 4:30pm

Tell Us About the First Time You Realized Dudes Were Checking You Out

There are many notable firsts in a young woman’s life, but a frontrunner on the formative short list may be the moment you realize you are desired by the opposite sex—with a look, a catcall, a gesture, or worse. We’re curious about this moment. We want to know whether it was pleasant or terrible for you, and at what… » 4/22/15 12:30pm 4/22/15 12:30pm

Unchill New Twitter Feature Will Allow People You Don't Follow to DM You

In the past several months, Twitter’s announced that it’s going to do more to make trolling less of an issue on their social media platform. A new announcement, however, suggests that the company may be making it easier than ever for strangers to contact you even if you don’t follow them back.
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College Football Players Harass Sexual Assault Survivor With PTSD

In news that will make your blood boil, Ashley Ozyurt, an Auburn University student living with PTSD has come forward to say that she was bullied by Auburn Football Players when she and her service dog tried were on their way to class yesterday. Ozyurt says the verbal attack reduced her to a "crying mess." » 2/18/15 9:58pm 2/18/15 9:58pm

Threats Against Abortion Providers Have Doubled Since 2010

A new report by the Feminist Majority Foundation has found that the number of threats against abortion providers has roughly doubled since 2010. While incidents of severe violence have slightly decreased, doctors at abortion clinics nationwide reported more intimidation in 2014 — flyers with their personal information… » 1/29/15 10:30pm 1/29/15 10:30pm

A Hollaback Response Video: Women of Color on Street Harassment

Last week, the anti-street harassment organization Hollaback released a video featuring a white woman marching through the streets of New York City for ten hours, and being catcalled by mostly black and Latino men. It frames the woman, an actress named Shoshana Roberts, as perpetually harassed and afraid. That video… » 11/06/14 2:30pm 11/06/14 2:30pm

Piers Morgan on Monica Lewinsky's Twitter Bullies: She's Asking For It

After Piers Morgan's show was cancelled in February, America got a bit of a respite from his particular brand of insufferableness. But thanks to the magic of the internet and a woman named Monica Lewinsky, Piers is back, writing for the Daily Mail Online about the internet hate Monica has received, the internet hate… » 10/21/14 11:45am 10/21/14 11:45am

Imgur User Calls Out the Community for Its Treatment of Women

Imgur, the photo-hosting site that is a direct feeder to Reddit is an excellent way to waste some time. It features awesome pictures and some pretty funny commentary. But it's also home to misogyny and some disturbing treatment of women, and one user is standing up to the catcalls and threats of dick pics with… » 8/29/14 6:22pm 8/29/14 6:22pm

How Twitter Could Beat the Trolls, And Why It Won’t

Twitter has a troll problem. It has from the beginning, really. But it's been particularly loud this month, thrown into sharp relief with the sickening attacks on Robin Williams' grieving daughter, Zelda. Twitter's response has been tepid at best—and as far as squashing trolls goes, it's the most we can ever expect. » 8/20/14 4:58pm 8/20/14 4:58pm

San Diego Comic Con Attendees Fight Back Against Sexual Harassment

If you noticed more exciting nerd news hitting the Internet than usual this weekend, that's because San Diego Comic Con was underway. But forget about Wonder Woman and Mad Max for a minute, because one of the biggest stories coming out of the con has been the increasingly loud pushback against sexual harassment. » 7/28/14 2:20pm 7/28/14 2:20pm