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Online Harassment Is Nothing New. So Why Haven't Laws Caught Up?

Beth Winegarner | Posted 06.29.2015 | Technology
Beth Winegarner

I'm a female who's been online since 1991, which means my adult life is peppered with online harassment stories the way a country dog is peppered with ticks. I wanted to be left alone, and it was clear that my own say-so wasn't going to be enough, so I explored my options.

Sign Up to Stand Up for Global Academic Freedom

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 06.26.2015 | College
Greg Lukianoff

Perhaps the greatest threat to academic freedom may be the Department of Education, which has promoted a definition of harassment so broad that cases like Laura Kipnis's are all but inevitable.

Terror by Stalker

Gretchen Carlson | Posted 06.23.2015 | Crime
Gretchen Carlson

His name was Constantine Kargas. I had never met him or spoken to him. He was a complete stranger to me. And yet he believed we were soul mates, destined to be together. In fact, he was planning our wedding. For years I was terrorized by a stalker whose sick attentions might have derailed my career -- and ended my life.

Avoiding the Manshake

Mindi Westhoff | Posted 06.18.2015 | Women
Mindi Westhoff

Sometimes a handshake lasts too long. That brief connection between two strangers can quickly turn awkwardly intimate with one too many pumps due to lack of focus.

My Testimony in Front of Congress About Free Speech on Campus (LIVE STREAM)

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 06.02.2015 | College
Greg Lukianoff

Blinn is a public college bound by the First Amendment, but when a student wanted to protest in favor of her Second Amendment rights she was told that she had to limit her free speech activities to this tiny zone.

In Boston, Street Harassment Is More Than Just Catcalls

Alexandra Prim | Posted 05.26.2015 | Women
Alexandra Prim

Safe Hub Collective, an organization devoted to creating public spaces that are secure for all people, conducted a harassment survey in 2013. Out of the more than 500 participants, 88 percent said they had experienced street harassment in Boston.

I Was Scared To Report Being Sexually Harassed At Work -- But I'm Glad I Did

Erin Whitten | Posted 06.09.2015 | Teen
Erin Whitten

"Nine dollars per hour... I need the money... I can handle this." I couldn't handle it. Imagine going into work every day living in fear, never knowing what would come out of someone's mouth.

It's Time To Change Our Approach To Sexual Assault

Rachelle Menn | Posted 05.31.2015 | Women
Rachelle Menn

When it was over and he was snoring loudly on the couch while I lay shivering on the floor, the last thing I thought was sexual assault.

For Trolls, Not Even My Young Child Is Off Limits

Ravishly | Posted 05.30.2015 | Women
Ravishly

I don't know whether it's a good idea to write about this; I'm worried that I'll make things worse by addressing the threats that were made. On the other hand, I want people to be aware that this is how dire the consequences can be for outspoken mothers on the Internet.

I Set Out To Expose A Hate Movement In Gaming -- So They Set Out To Destroy My Life

Ravishly | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Ravishly

Photos of my immediate family members that had passed away were sent to me with vile messages -- some blaming me for their deaths. I was tweeted pictures of my house, along with messages asking if I would rather be shot or stabbed.

EEOC Releases 2014 Statistics

Nora T. Akins | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Nora T. Akins

Harassment training needs to be comprehensive. Long gone are the days of the narrow focus of sexual harassment. Racial, ethnic and harassment based on disability are too common today. Training and policies need to reflect that harassment of any kind is unlawful and inexcusable.

The Resilient and Heroic Women of South Sudan

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

When it comes to tackling sexual and gender based violence, as well as gender equality, it's time for leaders in South Sudan and the international community to follow the leadership displayed by Josephine and the inspiring women of South Sudan.

Women and Self-Defense

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 04.28.2015 | Women
Miri Ben-Ari

As International Women's day approaches, here is my conversation with Karl Romain on this subject with some insights for the ladies out there that would like to be able to defend themselves...

The Oscars and Our Abusive Relationship With Celebrities

Michael Friedman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.25.2015 | Media
Michael Friedman, Ph.D.

The Oscars represent a time for us to celebrate our favorite movies and the people who make movies. But it is also the time when we vilify the same celebrities that we glorify.

Why Our Company Quit Twitter (Before the Memo Came out)

Karen Cahn | Posted 02.07.2015 | Business
Karen Cahn

I loved Dick Costolo's epic memo on how Twitter "sucks" at dealing with trolls. It took guts and honesty for the CEO to admit that his company has t...

Contractors Can Be Unprotected Resources

S. L. Young | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
S. L. Young

If employers do not have documented, communicated, and enforced operating standards to protect contractors, then these individuals can be at the mercy of an employee's decency and professionalism without any realistic remedies to address workplace misconduct and sometimes abuse.

University Threatens Student Newspaper for Its Report on Facebook Harassment Case

Dan Reimold | Posted 04.15.2015 | College
Dan Reimold

Officials at the University of Tulsa sent a chilling message earlier this week to its student journalists: Stop investigating news we don't want you to cover or you will be punished.

Death Of German Woman Highlights Devastating Reality Of Standing Up For Women

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 12.08.2014 | Women

Last month, 23-year-old German student-teacher Tuğçe Albayrak stepped between two women and a man who was harassing them. He punched her in the face...

Civility, Free Speech, and Israel

David Moshman | Posted 01.16.2015 | College
David Moshman

A recent letter provides university officials with excellent advice on free speech in connection with issues of Israel and Palestine. The bottom line is this: Political speech, regardless of its civility, is protected by the First Amendment.

I Was Harassed For 3 Years And Didn't Realize It

Katie Gard | Posted 01.18.2015 | Women
Katie Gard

I'll admit. Saying I didn't realize it is probably inaccurate and a little bit insulting to the level of my intelligence. So. How does one fairly level-headed, zero-bullshit, astutely self-aware human not fully grasp the fact that what she is experiencing is harassment?

The Right to React

Tina Karkera | Posted 01.06.2015 | Women
Tina Karkera

Gender equality is still a dream for women around the world, including in the US. According to the WEF report, the US is a world leader on gender issues relating to enrollment in higher education and in economic participation and opportunity.

11 Times It's OK To Tell A Woman To Smile

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 10.31.2014 | Women

If you've been on the Internet in the past couple days, you've probably seen that viral video showing all the catcalls one woman received while walkin...

That Cat Call Video (#Analysis & #Video #Response)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 12.30.2014 | New York
Jon Hotchkiss

By now everyone has seen that cat calling video, right? The one with the young woman in New York City who gets cat called about 100 times over the course of 10 hours while walking alone through various parts of New York City.

What I Learned From Talking Back To Men

Ravishly | Posted 12.27.2014 | Women
Ravishly

He didn't spike my drink. He didn't even touch me. But for some reason, this messed with my head just as much, if not more, than other, more dire incidents of harassment that I have been involved in

The Dangerous Message Sam Pepper's 'Prank' Video Sends

Ally Del Monte | Posted 11.25.2014 | Teen
Ally Del Monte

When we allow people to make jokes about it, and not take NO to mean NO, we are sending a message that harassing women is OK -- that it is funny and acceptable.