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Racist Police Brutality Is An LGBT Issue

Tony Varona | Posted 07.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Tony Varona

The LGBT community reflects the rainbow. The rainbow flag, in fact, is a fitting symbol of our motley movement.

19 Snarky Tweets That Prove #NoWomanEver Enjoys Being Harassed

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 06.20.2016 | Women

No woman ever enjoys being harassed -- and a recent hashtag is highlighting that with some pitch-perfect sarcasm. Created by a 37-year-old woman named...

My Name Is Not 'Ma': Why Street Harassment Is Everyone's Problem

Nancy Arroyo Ruffin | Posted 05.27.2016 | Latino Voices
Nancy Arroyo Ruffin

Harassment of any kind is never cool. We must teach our sons, brothers, uncles, fathers, cousins that it is never OK to impart their sexual desire for a woman when it is unsolicited. We don't want your compliments. It's not flattering or pleasing. All we want is to walk down the street and feel safe.

Voices From the Front Lines of Our Nation's True Bathroom Panic

The Establishment | Posted 05.26.2016 | Queer Voices
The Establishment

For many trans and non-binary people -- especially those of us like me who are early on in our transitions and thus are more likely to have difficulty "passing" as our true genders to society -- there are few things more fraught than the prospect of using a public gendered restroom.

The Law Is the Law: A Call to Defeat HB2 Through Obedience

Eric T. Butler | Posted 05.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Eric T. Butler

The uproar over North Carolina's Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act (HB2) has been impossible to miss. The law, which forces transgender and ...

Muslim Student Called ‘Isis’ In Yearbook Says She’s Being Bullied

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics

The 17-year-old Muslim student who was misidentified as "Isis" in her California high school yearbook says she's now facing harassment for speaking ou...

Trump, Lewandowski and the Dynamics of Retaliation: If You Complain, You Will Be Punished

Paul G. Mattiuzzi | Posted 04.28.2016 | Crime
Paul G. Mattiuzzi

Lewandowski's hypothesis of innocence was founded on the assertion that he acted in response to a reasonably perceived threat, within Trump's "protective bubble." The hypothesis invokes what legal theorists refer to as the law of excuses.

Facebook Post Reminds Dudes Not Every Woman Wants To Talk To Them

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.21.2016 | Women

One person on Facebook has a message for men who don't understand that a woman's existence in public is not an invitation for male attention. "Just l...

The Cost of a Pervasive Culture of Shame

David M Kirby | Posted 04.19.2016 | Impact
David M Kirby

Humanity collectively perpetuates shame, a self-regulating mechanism to forcibly coerce others into conforming to society's norms. On a basic level, s...

Washington Post Reporter: 'I Could Have Been Anita Hill'

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 04.08.2016 | Women

Veteran reporter Sally Quinn shook a packed theater at Lincoln Center Friday morning with one sentence. "I could have been Anita Hill," she said. Qui...

When Schoolyard Bullies Become Workplace Bullies

Jon Hyman | Posted 04.07.2016 | Parents
Jon Hyman

This is Donovan. He's seven years old. And he has Noonan Syndrome. Noonan Syndrome is genetic disorder caused by one of several genetic m...

Even In My 50s I Still Get Harassed By Men

PK Read | Posted 03.22.2016 | Fifty
PK Read

Men, please, before you demand that a woman be grateful for your unprovoked commentary on her presence or validate you by responding, consider that this is about your needs, your wishes, your demands. It's your problem, not hers.

No One's Asking Trump About Allegations Against Campaign Manager

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 03.17.2016 | Media

Since former Breitbart News reporter Michelle Fields filed a police report Friday alleging that Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski assaul...

Transgender Oppression (Cissexism) and Conservative Religion

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.22.2016 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

In my recent editorial, Pope Francis Erects and Fortifies Walls, I critiqued the symbolic and literal walls the Catholic Church has and continues to c...

This Is What It's Like To Have A Vagina On The Internet

Hannah Cranston | Posted 12.30.2015 | Women
Hannah Cranston

It shouldn't be my, or any other woman's, responsibility to learn to just cope or go home.

Top Nonexistent Law That Will Get You Fired: Hostile Work Environment

Donna Ballman | Posted 12.17.2015 | Business
Donna Ballman

Many people contact me after having been fired for complaining about their hostile work environment. They write a long email to HR or their boss explaining, in excruciating detail, all the ways their boss or a colleague is harassing them at work.

I Made A Feminist Joke On The Internet, And A Lot Of Men Lost Their Minds

Sara Schaefer | Posted 12.17.2015 | Women
Sara Schaefer

Sorry, well-meaning Actually Man, but I don't need your input. These dudes' self-assuredness is hilarious to me. They show up guns blazing to a battle I've already been in for my entire life. It turns out that these men telling me to "man up" are just so incredibly fragile and sad.

The Thing All Women Do That You Don't Know About

Gretchen Kelly | Posted 12.04.2015 | Women
Gretchen Kelly

There's this thing that happens whenever I speak about or write about women's issues. Things like dress codes, rape culture and sexism. I get the comments: Is this really that big of a deal? Aren't you being overly sensitive? Every. Single. Time. And every single time I get frustrated. Why don't they get it?

When It Comes to Street Harassment, Bravery Isn't Cut-and-Dry

Olivia Kuncio | Posted 11.18.2015 | Women
Olivia Kuncio

On Halloween, four boys who most likely went to my university pulled up next to me in a battered sedan as I walked to meet my friend. "Must be cold in that skirt," they yelled, and then gunned the engine before I could respond. I ran the rest of the way home.

This Tiny Device Might Save You From Assault -- But It’s Horrible We Need It

Fusion | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 11.09.2015 | World

A lie I tell my female relatives is that I carry pepper spray. My mom gave me a small, pink keychain canister of pepper spray a few years ago after a ...

Until It Happens to You

Shealagh Whittle | Posted 11.04.2015 | Women
Shealagh Whittle

Everything about domestic violence and harassment is about power -- robbing the victim of any sort of agency and giving the abuser the feeling that he or she has the right to do what he/she is doing. The dual face of domestic violence perpetrated through threats in person and online is that there is literally nowhere in my daily life that I feel completely safe anymore.

Trans* People Murdered for Truth Telling

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

When any group of people is targeted for oppression, it is ultimately everyone's concern. We all, therefore, have a self interest in actively working to dismantle all the many forms of oppression, including cissexism.

The Theology of Spirit Day: As LGBTQ People, We Are All Loved By God

Ricky Cintron | Posted 10.16.2015 | Religion
Ricky Cintron

I distinctly remember during class one day in my freshman year, someone asked my theology teacher about the Church's position on gay people. I sank into my seat and wanted desperately to disappear.

Berkeley Professor Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 10.14.2015 | College

A famed astronomy professor at the University of California at Berkeley has resigned in the wake of allegations that he sexually harassed several stud...

No Service Dogs Allowed

Janice Celeste | Posted 08.31.2015 | Impact
Janice Celeste

September is National Service Dog Month and these animals and their handlers are truly partners that have a unique bond. According to, it is estimated that there are approximately 100,000 to 200,000 service dogs in the U.S. and this number seems to be growing.