Your boss tells you that you look nice in that dress, asks you to do a spin. Just to get the moment over with, you do. Wait. This story sucks. If it were one of those Choose Your Own Adventures, here's where you'd want to flip back, start over, rewrite what happens to you.
The fact that so many commentators are focusing on a supposedly cultural dimension to the Cologne violence highlights the growing fear that the moral outrage is guided more by racism against refugees than concern for women.
I believe if we can integrate these messages into our cultural narratives, we can reshape our society's sexual focus from that of negation to that of consent and mutual respect. Boys will grow up actively soliciting consensual language, and girls will feel comfortable actively providing it.
The people who are currently the most vocal about the New Year's Eve attacks make life difficult for women in Germany 364 days of the year.
Alarmists will use such an incident as an excuse to raise the issue of culture clash. But sociopathic behavior is sociopathic behavior, regardless of the alleged background of the perpetrators.
It shouldn't be my, or any other woman's, responsibility to learn to just cope or go home.
I am reminded I am a woman when I have to decide whether or not to leave my hair down and potentially be harassed for it, or stuff it under a hat. Not that it matters; I'll get harassed anyway, but if my hair is up, it gives me the chance to find another part of my body to blame.
It's that time of year when employees begin celebrating after hours with their co-workers, managers and other work colleagues at the company holiday party. While employees are eager with anticipation for a chance to let loose at the upcoming holiday party, it's your HR and manager's biggest nightmare.
Sexism has no borders. It happens regardless of skin color, religion, ethnicity, age, or physical condition.
It is imperative that companies are held accountable when such illegal and morally reprehensible conduct occurs in the workplace. That is why discrimination against immigrant and other vulnerable workers is a top enforcement priority for EEOC.
Although empirical evidence on the efficacy of workplace policies in reducing sexual harassment is limited, there is a consensus that emphasizing prevention, issuing strong policy statements of no tolerance, and providing safe complaint procedures protecting against retaliation can be considered best practices.
Originally published on Unwritten by Erin Pierce. **The content of this article contains content that may be triggering, or emotionally unsettling bu...
If the U.S. government and the Commonwealth of Virginia wish to foster some real change, I suggest they go beyond telling UVa to clean up their act. Instead, put some teeth in place by initiating a moratorium on state and federal funding to UVa until they can demonstrate that their environment is no longer hostile toward women.
As someone who has worked on college campuses to educate men and women about sexual assault and consent, I have seen the barriers to raising awareness and changing attitudes. Chief among them, in my experience, is a sense of skepticism.
We tend to use the Internet and view it as a sort of alternative reality where there are no repercussions for our words. After all, it's "just the Internet." As my platform gets larger and larger, I realize more and more that what we do on the Internet does, indeed, have an impact on our offline lives.
When I was six years old, I gave my first blowjob. When I was fifteen, I was groped on a bus. At eighteen, I was told that sexism doesn't exist in modern society. I was told that harassment couldn't be as bad as us women make it out to be. I am now nineteen years old. I am now tired.