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Research: Online, the Message to Women Is Shut Up!

Caryl Rivers | Posted 04.28.2014 | Media
Caryl Rivers

While some dismiss this growing problem of online harassment as simply harmless male trolls spewing their venom, such abuse is driving women journalists off the web. Why the differential between threats to women and men? The answer lies in persistent stereotypes about women, power and speech.

David Lohr

Virginia Beach Police Officer Sues City For Gender-Based Discrimination | David Lohr | Posted 02.19.2014 | Crime

A Virginia police officer is suing the city of Virginia Beach and its police department for millions of dollars, claiming she suffered years of workpl...

Teasing Over Vaginal Flatulence On School Bus Leads To Groin Attack

David Lohr | Posted 01.27.2014 | Weird News

A 13-year-old male high school student was teasing an 18-year-old girl about her vaginal flatulence before being struck in his testicles, police said....

Of Gods and Men: Why a Football Player's Failure to Use Good Sense and Common Decency is No Excuse for Fans to Do the Same

Christina Pesoli | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Christina Pesoli

True, when it comes to grownups, we usually refer to it as harassment and not bullying. But come on, people. Keep your eye on the ball here. Don't get distracted by the semantics and miss the substance.

Personal Space Invasion: Thoughts on Belly-Touching During Pregnancy

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 11.07.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

People thought of my belly as the baby. The fact that my skin and muscle were in the way was irrelevant.

These Were the Questions I Asked About Sexual Harassment

Mari-Louise Ross | Posted 11.06.2013 | Women
Mari-Louise Ross

I believe many employers can do more to prevent harassment. Most companies cover harassment in their company policies and disciplinary codes. In many countries and states this is required by the labor law. Fewer companies present proactive training on this topic.

Should We Begin the Criminalization of Online Harassment in the Classroom?

Christina Gagnier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

Should we be throwing the book at these teenagers when they are supposed to be hitting the books? The failures of our legal system to properly address online harassment begin with our schools and with children.

An Open Letter to Cyberbullies

Mark Weinstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

You, the faceless one, who hides behind empty words. You, the unhappy one, spreading your misery through harassment and humiliation. You, the angry one, trying to feel powerful by intimidating others with your hate. I refuse to let you hurt me.

Stop Telling Women To Smile

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.25.2013 | Arts

Most people who've spent time in a major city are familiar with the uninvited cat call. Whether you have been the target or you've watched the event u...

Facebook Wars Erupt Over Colorado Teen's Killing

Mary Papenfuss | Posted 08.22.2013 | Crime
Mary Papenfuss

Dylan Redwine, 13, is one of the most popular kids on Facebook. Tragically, he reached that status after his death. Some of his bones were found this ...

Twitter Trolls and the Refusal to Be Silenced

Myisha Cherry | Posted 10.06.2013 | Technology
Myisha Cherry

Twitter has been a space to share information but it has also been a space where civility can be thrown out the window, free speech is hailed and abused and where the silencing of individuals, particularly women and minorities, has become commonplace.

How Colleges Label Protected Speech as 'Harassment'--And Why the DOJ and ED Have Made Matters Worse

Azhar Majeed | Posted 08.12.2013 | College
Azhar Majeed

One would think the Departments of Justice and Education would be mindful of citizens' constitutional rights. Unfortunately, recent developments fly i...

Sexual Harassment and Academic Freedom

David Moshman | Posted 07.24.2013 | College
David Moshman

The topic of sexuality is subject to the same principles of academic freedom as any other topic. Sexual harassment is wrong because it is harassment, not because it is sexual.

Did the TSA Harrass Us Because of Our Special Needs Son?

Marla Murasko | Posted 06.15.2013 | Parents
Marla Murasko

My husband and I have traveled many places with our son, who is 7 years old and diagnosed with Down syndrome. We have traveled through many airports and have always followed the TSA policies. However, on this one particular day, we encountered rude and unpleasant harassment.

Fighting Street Harassment With Street Art | Posted 03.28.2013 | Impact

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh doesn’t mess around when it comes to her art; much like her message, she’s too straightforward to bother with covert symbolis...

Where Do We Draw the Line With Bullying?

Mallika Chopra | Posted 04.10.2013 | Parents
Mallika Chopra

Kids can be mean. Perhaps it's part of their exploration of boundaries and their power in social circles. As parents, we can teach our own kids the importance of kindness, respect and treating others as we want them to be treated. And, we can guide them to stand up to bullies.

Tackling the Role That Bullying and Harassment Play in School Violence

Linda Hallman | Posted 04.03.2013 | Education
Linda Hallman

Harassment and bullying are cyclical. Harassers and bullies have often been harassed or bullied themselves. A safe and supportive school culture and climate is critical to avoiding violence at school.

Non-Facebook Stalking

Sarah Prager | Posted 05.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Sarah Prager

There are no scars from the domestic violence I endured. I never had a black eye or a bloody lip or bruises to cover up. My girlfriend, "Luciana," had a hold on me in a way that doesn't leave a physical trace. She stalked me.

ACLU on Campus Protests Against Israel

David Moshman | Posted 02.15.2013 | College
David Moshman

At the intersection of equality and liberty lie many hard cases that require careful consideration of complex evidence and subtle balancing of competing rights. But this is not one of them. If I were the OCR I would listen to the ACLU and uphold free expression at Berkeley.

Sexual Violence Prevention: It's Time to Go Big

Anna Kegler | Posted 02.11.2013 | Impact
Anna Kegler

As a culture, we understand that sexual violence is wrong. We just don't like to think of it as a mainstream problem. Unfortunately, it is a mainstream problem, and we need to refocus the public conversation to begin to change that.

Christina Wilkie

Supreme Court Will Define What A 'Supervisor' Is | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court, in the term that began Monday, will rule on at least two disputes that could have a major impact on how employees fig...

Free Speech for College Students: FIRE's Guide Updated

David Moshman | Posted 11.12.2012 | College
David Moshman

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has published a second edition of its outstanding Guide to Free Speech on Campus, one of its five Guides to Student Rights on Campus. Every college student should read this book.

A Whirlwind Season for Student Rights in New York

Hayley Gorenberg | Posted 09.09.2012 | Education
Hayley Gorenberg

They showed up to learn. Instead they were spat upon and called vulgar names. They had their lockers vandalized and books urinated upon. They are our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.

WATCH: Brave Saudi Arabian Woman Confronts Religious Police For Harassment

Posted 05.25.2012 | Good News

The Hayat Mall in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, probably sees a constant stream of religious police, or mutaween, attempting to keep a check on female moralit...

Guidelines Seek Line Between Free Speech, Bullying

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 05.23.2012 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) When Sally tells Jimmy that he's going to hell for believing in a false religion, is that Sally exercising her First Amendment right ...