Author Stalks Anonymous Blogger Who Gave Her a 1-Star Review

On Friday, The Guardian posted a piece by author Kathleen Hale, a well-connected young author who once became so obsessed with the writer of a one-star review of her novel on Goodreads that she stalked her, only to find that the critic was using a fake name and identity. Can you pick a side yet? I'm on Team Nobody. » 10/20/14 4:40pm Monday 4:40pm

Woman Gets Six Months in Prison for Stalking Alec Baldwin

Genevieve Sabourin, a 41-year-old actress, has been sentenced to six months in prison for stalking and harassing Alec Baldwin, plus 30 days for contempt of court. Sabourin claims that she and Baldwin had a "brief romance," and she was simply trying to find out why he chose to hit it and then subsequently quit… » 11/14/13 4:10pm 11/14/13 4:10pm

What Happens When a 13-Year-Old 4Chan Cam Girl Grows Up?

4chan, that bizarre cesspit of the Internet that most people know to avoid, recently celebrated its 10th birthday. And with the rise of the website came the rise of the Chan — a pantheon of 20 or so young women who gained a huge following for posting photos of themselves on the site's image boards. » 10/13/13 1:00pm 10/13/13 1:00pm

Magazine Calls Terrifying Mentally Ill Stalker a 'Lovesick' Victim

A recent magazine feature on a man with Asperger syndrome who's currently in jail for pining after the girl of his dreams — who, in his mother's words, "became a nightmare" since he met her 20 years ago — implies that he's the real victim. The woman he's stalked since middle school feels differently. » 7/31/13 4:25pm 7/31/13 4:25pm

Women Are Natural-Born Stalkers, and That Can Be a Good Thing

When you become romantically interested in a guy you just met what's the first thing you do? Google him. Find him on Facebook. You gather intel (a series of photos in which he's seemingly very familiar with a pretty young woman?) which you then analyze (oh, OK, she's just his sister) to create a composite of his life… » 5/15/13 11:30am 5/15/13 11:30am

How to Avoid Being Defriended on Facebook: Science Unlocks the Secret

Facebook is useful for so many things, and yet mostly what it is good for is providing you with new and technologically advanced ways to feel miserable. One of the most effective weapons Facebook offers in the quest to destroy your self-esteem is the ability of people to defriend each other. Nothing cuts deeper than… » 5/01/12 11:35am 5/01/12 11:35am

‘Girls Around Me’ Developer Defends Its App’s Freedom to Be Super Creepy

After Foursquare cut off access on Saturday to the charming "Girls Around Me" app that made it possible to view the location of women on a map and their publicly available Facebook data and pictures, app's Russian developer, i-Free Innovations, issued a statement defending its right to streamline predatory stalking.… » 4/01/12 12:00pm 4/01/12 12:00pm

Wolf-Whistles and Cat-Calls Still Legal in Europe, Despite What You…

If you're a woman and you've been outside, chances are, someone has whistled, hollered, or muttered "daaaaaaaaaamn" — unsolicited — at you. Street harassment is so prevalent that Hollaback factions have sprung up around the world. Unwanted sexual attention is offensive, irritating, intimidating, depressing and… » 3/08/12 2:50pm 3/08/12 2:50pm

My Scary Encounter With a Stalking Heckler

Part of me thinks it's too soon to be writing about this because I don't think I've completely processed how I feel, but I also think maybe this has happened to other women and I should talk about it in as raw a way as possible. I'm still really embarrassed and ashamed and garbled up inside, but maybe this can start a… » 2/22/12 6:15pm 2/22/12 6:15pm

Creepy Cops Use DMV Database to Stalk Ladies

A Minnesota investigation has found that police in the Land of 10,000 lakes are using the state's DMV database like non-cop internet perverts use Facebook — as their own stalking wonderland, a veritable cornucopia of pictures of unsuspecting hotties ripe for the gawking. One woman was horrified to discover that… » 2/22/12 2:55pm 2/22/12 2:55pm

Cop Gets Sued After Giving a Woman a Ticket, Then Asking Her Out on a…


It was adorable in Bridesmaids when the very charming Officer Nathan Rhodes met Kristin Wiig's character, Annie Walker, while pulling her over for a broken rear light. But things don't always turn out so nicely in real life, as one police officer in Stickney, Illinois, discovered the hard way. » 1/08/12 3:35pm 1/08/12 3:35pm

Government Shocked By Depressing Rape Statistics We All Learned About…

Government officials are agog at the results of a survey that found that 1 in 5 women have been victims of rape or attempted rape, and that the number of rapes reported to authorities are dwarfed by the actual number of rapes that occur. Did none of the shocked attend a freshman anti-rape seminar in college? » 12/14/11 6:15pm 12/14/11 6:15pm

Hate-Blogging, Window Breaking, Incessant Calls Fail To Win Back…

A woman in Houston is being charged with felony stalking after calling her ex boyfriend over 1,000 times in three months, breaking his kitchen window with a five-foot sword, and documenting her heartbreak on a rambling blog dedicated how she couldn't understand why that goddamn bastard didn't love her anymore. » 10/12/11 5:55pm 10/12/11 5:55pm

Dead Weirdo Was Stalking Queen of England This Whole Time

Robert James Moore was simple American with a simple dream — to love and cherish Queen Elizabeth as providence intended. And when Queen Elizabeth wasn't receptive to his amorous overtures, hundreds of "strange and offensive" packages containing tokens of his affection in the form of 600-page letters and obscene… » 10/03/11 6:00pm 10/03/11 6:00pm