Higher education administrators need to recognize and acknowledge that institutionalized gender discrimination -- combined with a sense of privilege and entitlement for men -- cannot be separated from the sexual harassment and misogyny that women experience both on campus and after graduation.
Over the course of these past weeks, I have experienced more profound doubt about my gender transition than at any other time since I earnestly began my journey last December. As the anniversary approaches, I cannot help but notice the gradual yet significant decline in social acceptance, which appears to correlate with becoming visibly further feminized.
The smartphone dating app Tinder has been catching fire faster than Katniss Everdeen can wield a bow and arrow. Currently, Tinder boasts over 50 milli...
I stared at my computer, at a loss for how to explain to a male non-New Yorker exactly why 'Hi!' doesn't mean 'Hi!' in certain situations to a female New Yorker. It can be a one-sided message from a man to a woman. And the message, loud and clear to the woman on the receiving end is: "I'm sexualizing you."
Is it wrong that I sort of wish that ONE man would catcall me when I walked down the street? That was my initial reaction to the Catcall Woman Video that went viral last week. I felt dirty even thinking that out loud.
A victim of street harassment myself, I often wonder, If you're a construction worker in the throes of the sausagefest that IS your work site, have you offered up as many niceties to your own wife as you did to me just now?
For the first time, it seemed I had come up against how the rest of the world viewed my changing body, and it was not exactly what I had expected. In that moment I became aware of the gazes of men as I passed by. I was 9 years old.
I've created this easy-to-follow flow chart that should pretty much explain to all men how we should act while walking down the street.
I want to see the comparison videos. Women in more expensive clothes, in less expensive clothes. Women of color. Women of different ages. Of a different weight.
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand recently released Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World, "a playbook for women who want to step up, whether in Congress or the boardroom or the local PTA." It's both a call to action for women and a personal memoir.
By not shouting back, laughing at their pathetic attempts at demoralizing us, and standing our ground, we are letting men continue to believe it is okay to treat us this way.
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 office holiday party season is almost here, and with it comes a variety of potential morale, legal and public relations issues.
The malignant only threaten those who make inroads, who carve out spaces where they can be heard and can affect change, who realize their independent and collective power and wield it, from every dark corner into every dark corner.
There is one area of education where we are still stuck in the middle ages -- and it's having an increasingly deleterious effect on our society. For lack of a better term, sex education, is a too often ignored area of study and it's high time we had a candid discussion about it.
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.