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LGBTI People Face Harsh Laws in Both Free and Unfree Countries

Freedom House | Posted 08.26.2014 | 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 08.12.2014 | 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 08.04.2014 | 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...

What's Great About Kids Today

Colleen Turner | Posted 07.14.2014 | Fifty
Colleen Turner

Bullying behaviors do not last long when a child's peer group appreciates the importance of respecting themselves and others

Fighting Harassment Against Women With Beautiful Street Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.15.2014 | Arts

If you haven't already heard of Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, she's the woman behind "Stop Telling Women to Smile," the public art project that's tackling gen...

Stunning Self-Portrait Series Responds To Street Harassment In Perfect Way

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.27.2014 | Arts

Fox, pet, bird, bitch. These are just a few of the words tossed out by cat callers on the streets, lewd and unwelcome comments that draw a parallel be...

Why Getting Hit on at the Gym Is the Worst

Literally, Darling | Posted 05.11.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

I was somewhat surprised when a man I didn't recognize approached me when I got off the treadmill at the gym and asked, "Did you go to Howard?" I gave my usual bare minimum and said, "No, sorry," and tried to make a gesture of stepping around him. I was trapped.

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.