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For Trolls, Not Even My Young Child Is Off Limits

Ravishly | Posted 03.30.2015 | 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 03.18.2015 | 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 03.11.2015 | 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 03.08.2015 | 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 02.26.2015 | 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 02.23.2015 | 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 02.13.2015 | 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 02.15.2015 | 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.

LGBTI People Face Harsh Laws in Both Free and Unfree Countries

Freedom House | Posted 10.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Freedom House

Supporters of LGBTI rights should not overlook the democracies that continue to exclude some of their citizens from the equal protection of the law.

The Bullying Epidemic and Ways to Counter It

Max Benavidez | Posted 10.11.2014 | Education
Max Benavidez

To stop and end bullying really means setting social norms and sticking to them and making sure there are real consequences for bad behavior. It requires focus and persistence, but change occurs one step at a time.

The Downside To Being A 'Pretty Girl'

Ravishly | Posted 10.04.2014 | Women
Ravishly

Before the age of 14, I was offered cunnilingus from strangers, followed for blocks and called every form of "slut" one can imagine.

Woman's Secret Video Recordings Let Street Harassers Embarrass Themselves

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women

"I'm from Ohio. Where I'm from, we holler at women." One man's attempt to justify street harassment didn't satisfy Lindsey, a 28-year-old women fro...

Teen Allegedly Researching 'How To Commit Mass Murder' Gets 10 Days

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 07.16.2014 | Crime

A Washington state teen accused of threatening to shoot students and teachers at a Vancouver high school will spend 10 days in a juvenile detention ce...

What It's Like To Walk Down The Street While Female

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.04.2014 | Women

You're walking down the street trying to get to work. You see a group of men standing around, eyeballing you, then one of them lets out a "Hey baby," ...

Report: Street Harassment a Major Problem in the United States

Patrick McNeil | Posted 08.03.2014 | Impact
Patrick McNeil

According to the report, 65 percent of women and 25 percent of men reported experiencing at least one type of street harassment in their lifetime, and many more men who identified as LGBT than men who identified as straight reported experiencing it.

Remembering Environmental Defenders

Erich Pica | Posted 07.26.2014 | Green
Erich Pica

On Memorial Day, there is nothing more haunting, tranquil and inspiring as listening to taps being played at a cemetery honoring the men and woman who...