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 creep … » 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, at… » 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

Sexually Harassing Mayor Won't Resign, 2 Weeks of Therapy Will Fix Him

During a press conference Friday afternoon, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner said he was not resigning even though he is a confirmed sexual harrasser. He did, however, say that he would be taking two weeks away from the office starting August 5 to go to a clinic where he will undergo intensive therapy. In the morning and… » 7/26/13 4:40pm 7/26/13 4:40pm

Man Who Impersonated Neighbor to Schedule Craigslist Orgy Faces Prison

Craigslist, the parallel dimension where you can find a reasonably priced and barely stained couch as quickly as you can find a free handjob, is not to be trifled with, especially if that trifling involves the “casual encounters” section. Unfortunately, a Wisconsin man learned his lesson about not using Craigslist to… » 5/23/13 10:30pm 5/23/13 10:30pm

Researchers Insist That Afghan Policewomen Need Their Own Restrooms

There’s a huge barrier standing between Afghanistan’s female police officers and on-the-job security. Want to guess what it is? Here’s a hint: it has nothing to do with, say, needing more kevlar vests or working in a destabilized, war-ravaged country. What the Afghan women serving in the police force really need are… » 4/28/13 8:25pm 4/28/13 8:25pm

Labor Attorneys Agree: The Adria Richards Firing Will Be Hard to Defend

It seems that Adria Richards, the developer evangelist who fired the tweet heard round the tech community when she'd decided she'd heard one ""dongle" quip too many at male-dominated conferences like PyCon or the entire tech industry, will have a solid wrongful termination case. » 3/25/13 10:00am 3/25/13 10:00am

Gross 71-Year-Old Assemblyman Thinks 14-Year-Old Intern Is 'Sexy'

Statutory rape laws, what a drag — am I right or am I RIGHT?? At least that's the opinion of New York Assemblyman Vito J. Lopez. The 71-year-old Democrat from Brooklyn was stripped of all party leadership positions because of unsavory comments he made about the sexiness of a 14-year-old intern. Puke. Even… » 3/13/13 9:30am 3/13/13 9:30am

'Anti-Flirt' Movement Once Put Street Harassers in the Clink

In the 1920s, an anti-flirt movement was afoot. Ladies quickly became fed up with the first car owning scrubs hollering from their magical motorized chariots. In response to these audacious auto invitations, two women in Washington, D.C. founded the Anti-Flirt Club. The initial club was a hit, and soon there were… » 2/13/13 11:15am 2/13/13 11:15am