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 Friday 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

College Party Mogul Threatens Female Journalist With Rape

Arya Toufanian is one half of the addled brain behind I'm Shmacked, a popular video series that documents collegiate party douchebaggery and packages it into 4 minute videos. He also spent his morning throwing a tantrum wherein he threatened a female Business Insider journalist with rape, encouraged harassment of a… » 7/23/14 3:00pm 7/23/14 3:00pm

Woman Confronts Catcallers and Secretly Films Their Reactions

I've always been curious about the psychology behind street harassment: whenever strange men trundle forth out of the shadows to mutter sexy adjectives at me or whenever they effusively waggle their eyebrows and make kissy noises out of moving vehicles, I wonder, "What is the end game here?" Do they think that I'm… » 7/22/14 12:00pm 7/22/14 12:00pm

The Weirdest Way You've Been Hit On

Welcome to Pissing Contest, a weekly story sharing circle for the the ass-draggiest time of the afternoon on the ass-draggiest time of the last day between you and the weekend (or, in this case, national holiday). Every week, we'll ask a question, you'll share stories, and we'll pick a winner that's featured in the… » 7/03/14 1:20pm 7/03/14 1:20pm

Online Harassment Is So Bad, Not Even Cops Know How to Deal With It

It used to be that antisocial and threatening behavior was carried out through painstaking work like cutting out letters from magazines and pasting them together into scary missives, but those were the old days. Now all hostile jerks have to do is sign online and they're free to harass people from the relative… » 6/24/14 3:00pm 6/24/14 3:00pm

Street Harassment Survey Results Are Depressingly Predictable

Earlier this week, the nonprofit group Stop Street Harassment released the results of a survey about the sort of abuse hurled at people who dare leave the house and go out in public in their human bodies. And, to the surprise of no woman, it showed that most women get catcalled or otherwise bothered by strangers… » 6/06/14 6:20pm 6/06/14 6:20pm

Behold the Most Perfectly Scathing Missed Connection of All Time

Tuesday evening, a commuter on the T in Boston observed a man approach a woman and — without any prior interaction — tell her to lose weight. The observing passenger was outraged on the woman's behalf and, unable to confront the man before he got off the train, took to Craigslist to air her grievances in what might be… » 3/19/14 12:20pm 3/19/14 12:20pm

OSU Basically Chases Creepy 'Pickup Artist' Off Campus

Ohio State University campus denizens are about to be down one creepy as hell — albeit entertainingly delusional — self-proclaimed pickup artist after a diverse cross-section of the student body banded together to call him out on his predatory antics. Here's the story of how he got taken down, and how he vowed to… » 10/30/13 5:40pm 10/30/13 5:40pm

Anti-Semitic Elmo Tries to Extort $2 Million from the Girl Scouts

Elmo in the news a lot lately — some good, some fucking terrible — but nevertheless, the loving furrie cannot be avoided. This time, it's because some Elmo-costumed dude who enjoys harassing tourists with anti-Semitic outbursts was sentenced to a year in jail after admitting he tried to extort $2 million from his… » 10/11/13 9:35am 10/11/13 9:35am

Butt-Grabbing Mayor Declares Self Cured of Creepiness

Between playing pinchyhands with unsuspecting asses and holding press conferences during which he announces his refusal to resign, it's a wonder San Diego mayor Bob Filner was able to carve time in his busy schedule for sexual harassment-curing therapy. But he did it, you guys. Mayor Filner allegedly went to, like,… » 8/12/13 2:50pm 8/12/13 2:50pm

Big Name Sexual Harassment Accusation in the Skeptic Blogosphere

Dr. Karen Stollznow is a popular speaker at atheist and skeptic gatherings throughout the anglosphere. Today, via Scientific American, she posted an important personal essay confronting the ongoing problem of sexual harassment in the skeptic community. In it, she recounts a grim story of long-term harassment by an… » 8/06/13 9:03pm 8/06/13 9:03pm