I once met a female construction worker. When discussing her job, she actually teared up. Not only is she paid less than her male peers because she physically cannot lift as much as many of them can, but she also faces sexual harassment on a daily basis; she is called “weak” and “a little girl,” and she hid the fact that she was gay for fear of bullying.
The artist Susan Eisenberg’s “On Equal Terms,” a ... Read More
According to the New York legal firm Clifford Chance, female lawyers and staffers need to tone down their feminine “quirks.” In a memo addressed only to female employees, the firm instructed women on everything from speech patterns to proper attire.
Much of the advice might be helpful to any young associate; for example, they advise “[projecting] power,” not using the word “like,” or “[dropping] your ... Read More
BY Katharine Ernst in Feminizzle on Jun 27, 2013 |
Women’s position in Egyptian society has become so dire that they are disappearing from the public sphere just so they don’t have to deal with men. The sexual harassment and assault that occurs everyday has dramatically increased within the past year, most likely due to interior instability.
After the Arab Spring, Egypt has really been in political and social limbo, and the women are suffering most of all - an environment with an undercurrent of ... Read More
BY Sarah Fonder in Feminizzle on Apr 10, 2013 |
Catcalling is such a common phenomenon that a lot of people have learned to just ignore it. But this week, activists all over the world want to let everyone know that any form of street harassment is not okay. People in Philadelphia, Boston, Colombia, the Czech Republic, and many more have been posting ads on the non-profit organization Hollaback!'s Facebook for anti-street harassment week (April 7-13). Advocates hope that increased attention to this ... Read More
BY Amy Zimmerman in Feminizzle on Jan 25, 2013 |
It’s a TGIF miracle: heartening, pro-woman news straight out of New Delhi. Eight female cab drivers in Delhi are trying their best to protect women from sexual violence and harassment with a fleet of seven ladies-only vehicles. Their business, Cabs for Women by Women, caters to moderately affluent women who can afford a cab, but don’t have a car or chauffeur of their own. Even before the gang rape and subsequent death of a 23-year-old in December, New ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Boob Tube on Oct 19, 2012 |
“Blondes make the best victims,” Alfred Hitchcock once said. “They’re like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints.”
So begins The Girl, HBO’s deeply (and rightly) gnarly exploration of the fraught relationship between Hitchcock and arguably the most legendary of his blonde ingénues, Tippi Hedren (Sienna Miller).Having happened upon the lovely Hedren in a TV commercial, “Hitch” (Toby Jones, best known ... Read More
Ladies, are you sick and tired of having to put up with catcalls and lewd remarks on the streets? Comedians Shanika Powell and Samantha Riddell, of brand-spanking new comedy group SlamPow! Productions, sure as hell are. They address the sexual harassment women face on the streets of NYC in a three-minute role-reversing scene.
The parody, aptly titled “Meat,” features several females verbally harassing a dude who is walking innocently through the ... Read More
BY Intern Scarlet in General on Sep 25, 2012 |
Nerd ladies all over the globe already love YouTube superhero Andre Meadows, writer and star of Black Nerd Rants. And what’s not to love? He’s funny, he’s smart, and he’s geeky as ever-loving fuck. (For those not familiar with Meadows’ YouTube channel, Black Nerd Comedy, he chronicles nerdy news in hilarious short web videos every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.)
But last Wednesday’s video, "Con Creepers Take Pictures", is ... Read More
BY Intern Alica in General on Sep 12, 2012 |
Creep alert! In Brockport, New York, there is a not-so-new creep in town. The small town is home to Mr. Thomas Mangan, and Mr. Mangan is a busy, busy man.
On Sunday, August 26, 2012, two females were sunbathing in bikinis on their front yard. Upon seeing the two young ladies, Mr. Mangan could not help taking pictures of their “crotch” (his word) from inside his house. Once he had his pictures, he walked over to the ... Read More
BY Amy Bucknam in General on Aug 27, 2012 |
DEFCON is a tech conference held annually in Las Vegas that allows thousands of hackers to learn about the latest ways to crack into any and all types of online security systems. Sounds fun, right? But over the past few years, many women who’ve attended DEFCON have reported that they’ve been victims of sexual harassment.
Along with the typical techy stuff, a large part of the convention consists of recreational events for the hackers, like ... Read More