American Apparel Encouraged Employees to Wear 'Ask Me to Take It All Off' Shirt on Black Friday [Updated]

According to an anonymous source within the company, American Apparel has started scaling back up towards a sexier image—some aspects of which are making employees uncomfortable. Last week, the company asked retail workers to wear shirts that say “Ask Me to Take It All Off” this coming Black Friday. “American Apparel… »11/23/15 8:12pm11/23/15 8:12pm


Panelist Says SXSW Ignored Security Suggestions, SXSW Apologetically Announces Summit 

Last week, South by Southwest abruptly cancelled two panels planned for March: one discussing how to counter online harassment, and another about “ethics in journalism” stocked with Gamergate supporters. Today, one of the organizers of the online harassment panel says SXSW ignored her security suggestions, right up… »10/30/15 10:10am10/30/15 10:10am

Celebrated Astronomer at UC Berkeley Sexually Harasses Students for Years, Receives Light Warning 

Geoff Marcy, an astronomer at the University of California at Berkeley, has been revered the world over for his pioneering research, even marked as a potential Nobel Laureate. Now he has been singled out as a serial perpetrator of sexual harassment, reigniting conversations in the science community about making… »10/14/15 10:00am10/14/15 10:00am

Lawsuit: Scumbag Pill Price Gouger Stalked and Harassed Ex-Coworker's Entire Family

Even before he earned national infamy for jacking up the price of life-saving cancer and HIV meds and then being a general shit about it on Twitter, Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli was working hard on a toxic reputation. Court documents show Shkreli’s disturbing history of tormenting the wife and daughters… »9/22/15 2:24pm9/22/15 2:24pm

Woman From That Viral Catcalling Video Is Suing Its Director For $500k

The subject of last October’s viral video about catcalling in New York City is suing its directors for “at least $500k,” reports TMZ. Shoshana Roberts, the woman who was filmed walking through the streets of NYC for 10 hours as men harassed her, has filed suit against director Rob Bliss and “anti-street harassment… »7/14/15 3:30pm7/14/15 3:30pm

Gamergate Shits Pants Over John Oliver Segment on Online Harassment 

John Oliver delivered a righteously satisfying segment last night about online threats and harassment against women. Here is a word he did not use, once, at all, ever: Gamergate. And yet for some unfathomable reason, many Gamergate fans are unhappy about the segment, believing it to be unfair and one-sided and… »6/22/15 2:30pm6/22/15 2:30pm

Reddit Crybabies Protest 'Nazi Cunt' CEO Who 'Censored' FatPeopleHate

Ellen Pao’s been interim CEO at Reddit for more than six months now, but just like any new gig at the sewage treatment plant, she’s still wading through a bunch of shit. Reddit announced yesterday that as part of a new harassment prevention policy, they’re banning five of the worst subreddits. Reddit users calmly… »6/11/15 5:00pm6/11/15 5:00pm

Man Banned From Naked Bike Ride For Not Keeping His Boner In Check

An unnamed man trying to take part in a World Naked Bike Day race in England was ordered to suit up and go home after organizers discovered that he was just way too excited to ride for a healthier environment. Like way too excited. Are you catching my drift here, or should I be more explicit? Okay, he had a boner. »6/01/15 4:10pm6/01/15 4:10pm

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 4:30pm4/28/15 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 12:30pm4/22/15 12:30pm

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 9:58pm2/18/15 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 10:30pm1/29/15 10:30pm