Forced Motorboating Makes Me A Sad Panda​

When woman-on-man sexual harassment happens, it happens pretty much the same way as man-on-woman harassment. There's no special "this wouldn't be harassment if she were hot" exception. Simply put, once you start offering your male coworkers a sample of your "duck taco," you are creating a hostile work environment... » 3/24/14 3:45pm 3/24/14 3:45pm

Terry Richardson's full letter denying the sexual harassment claims against him is now online, both at Page Six and on the Huffington Post under his byline. In the letter, Richardson doesn't actually say exactly what he's been accused of, but he does compare the sexual imagery in his work to that of Robert Mapplethorpe … » 3/14/14 1:15pm 3/14/14 1:15pm

Let's Be Done With Terry Richardson Forever Now

Of late, there's been quite a lot of much overdue discussion about the precarious prospect of separating an artist's vile personal life from his art. It is justifiable? Is it even possible? Whatever your opinion on the matter may be, when it comes to photographer-cum-professional pervert Terry Richardson, there's… » 2/04/14 2:10pm 2/04/14 2:10pm

Female Journalists Harassed at Offices All Around the Damn Globe

While there's been plenty of discussion surrounding whether or not women can truly be effective foreign correspondents given their female parts, a new study indicates that the place they face the most trouble isn't reporting in the Middle East: it's in the office. » 12/02/13 7:45pm 12/02/13 7:45pm

The Awful Details of the Worst Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Ever

In 2011, Lisa Sprada became the female equipment manager for the sewer maintenance department of Cheektowaga, New York, a town just outside of Buffalo. Over the next few years, Sprada would be promoted — but she'd also get to spend her time being fielded with offers to have sex for money, watching her colleague… » 11/13/13 5:40pm 11/13/13 5:40pm

The Cold Reaction to Sexual Harassment in Journalism

On Friday, Scientific American announced that the editor of their blogs Bora Zivkovic had resigned. This wasn't related to that snafu they'd encountered a week prior, when they'd chosen to delete a post written by Danielle N. Lee, a black female contributor, after she'd called out an editor at a separate publication… » 10/21/13 3:05pm 10/21/13 3:05pm

Bob Filner, Sexual Harassing Mayor Barfstrodinaire, Pleads Guilty to…

The disgraced former mayor of Bob Filner — you know, the one who believed sexually harassing women was a major part of his mayoral duties (WHERE ARE THE 9-to-5 LADIES WHEN YOU NEED THEM?) — pleaded guilty to felony false imprisonment and two misdemeanor battery charges as part of a plea deal announced Tuesday. » 10/15/13 10:30pm 10/15/13 10:30pm

Gym Refuses to Fire Employee Who Sexually Assaulted Woman on Camera

Today in horrible, depressing reminders of what it's like to live under rape culture: last year an Omaha woman, Megan Hunt, was sexually assaulted by a 24 Hour Fitness employee. Even though the attack was caught on tape, the company's corporate HR told Megan that they could not fire the employee for "legal reasons" and… » 10/13/13 2:00pm 10/13/13 2:00pm

Asshole Dude Gets Naked and Harasses Women in Horrible 'Pick-Up Video'

For a while, some Internet-dwellers have been enthralled by the concept of harassing women in public, videotaping it, and putting the footage on YouTube as documentation of their hilarious and funny and very clever prankster mentality. Remember how much fun everyone (i.e., everyone but the women who were used as… » 9/30/13 5:20pm 9/30/13 5:20pm

Creepy Mayor Bob Filner Is Forced to Get the Fuck Out of Office

On Wednesday, San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith announced that the city had reached a potential deal with Mayor Bob Filner concerning the sexual harassment lawsuit recently filed by Filner's former communications director Irene McCormack Jackson. Today that deal has been leaked and it involves Bob Filner finally,… » 8/22/13 12:26pm 8/22/13 12:26pm

How the Hell Is Bob Filner Still the Mayor of San Diego?

Women and men across San Diego are now petitioning to recall mayor Bob Filner — you know, the one who is accused of sexual harassment by 16 different women and who EVEN HOOTERS REFUSES TO SERVE. Yes, that is correct: Citizens are taking to the streets to basically beg for Filner's removal from office — the man who… » 8/19/13 10:25am 8/19/13 10:25am