On Misogyny, Harassment and Coercion in the Creative Industry

As many of you know, I model....more

Stalking, Harassment and Control

Recently, my experiences with being stalked and harassed have been on my mind. I've been making progress in reading The Three Musketeers, which I'll be reviewing whenever I finally finish it, and the way Dumas handles male/female relationships is rather frightening in places. He follows the idea of men falling passionately in love with their mistresses, and going to great lengths to gain their affections. Of course, not all of the women in the book are fainting beauties, but the men all seem to be downright obsessive. ...more

Open Letter to Persistent Passive-Aggressive Nice Guy

Dear Persistent Passive-Aggressive Nice Guy,Just stop. Stop reading my blog after this. Stop following me on Twitter and Pinterest and anywhere. I blocked you for a reason. It wasn’t an invitation to give me even more attention. It wasn’t a cry for help. It wasn’t another hurdle in your crusade to get my attention.It was a clear message – I don’t want to be your friend, your girlfriend, your online buddy, your anything. I don’t intend to say “hi” if I see you in public. I don’t want to have coffee. I want you to get out of my life....more

Social Media Rants: Free Speech or Harassment?

Freedom of speech is a fundamental right of all Americans. We are proud of the right and quick to reference it anytime someone questions what we write or say. But does the right to say whatever we want give us the right to be heard? How do we balance free speech against the right to be free of slander, defamation and harassment? Is there a difference between what we say to a friend in person vs. what we post on social media sites?...more
The judge had the right intention but not the correct one, harassment and freedom of speech are ...more

Do Social Sites Do Enough to Help People Threatened with Rape and Death?

Web sites are not legally responsible for the safety of their users, this is true. But should dating sites and social networks be doing more to ensure their users know their rights and what to do in the event of abuse? They have terms of service that cover them legally, but how many of them spell out their policies as it regards to working with law enforcement to solve cases of serious cyber-abuse and threats? ...more
I was cyber-bullied late last year by people on a kink meme where I tried to write fan fic. ...more

Bubble Girl Meets Reality Check: Yes Virginia, Some Dorks DO (Still) Harass Women!

I have just realized that I live in a bubble. I am now in my 5th Fortune 500 Company, actually 6th if you count that I worked in the London and US entities for Citigroup...and today I read two blog posts that have me shaking my head. First this one: Cigna  where the woman doesn't get the promotion because she's "aggressive"....more

Although I admit a violent option appeals very strongly - especially if I met a donut boy (or a ...more

Epilepsy and Disability Rights

Nine months ago, I decided to come out to the blogging world as an epileptic. Since then, I have written a great deal about epilepsy. It's been a journey--I never would have imagined when I began that I would end up sharing the things that I have: personal stories, many of which I kept from the people closest to me. But I felt that, by sharing these stories, that I would expose the ways in which our society, culture, and law discriminates and deliberately hurts those of us with neurological and physical disabilities. I wanted an outlet for my frustration....more

Background of a Cyberbully

<(2X7CYG893YDJ)Cyberbullies are not any different from a normal bully.  They are unhappy, blustering, overbearing, small minded individuals whose intent is to cause malice and harm through badgering and intimidation. The goal is to discredit and harm others through lies, intimidation and misuse of information....more

Entering a 20 minute video in a film festival takes 20 hours

I submitted an entry for the DC Shorts Film Festival. The maximum length the video is allowed to be is twenty minutes. It took me by complete surprise how much time was required to fill out the entry form. First they asked for a 125 word pitch. Which I expected they would. Then they wanted a 250 word synopsis. Out of the 90 minutes of movie that currently exists (which was cut down from 112 minutes of webisode footage), I have to cut out at least seventy minutes. The final product isn’t due until May, thus, I haven’t decided yet exactly which footage stays and what goes....more

Dear Ms. Sterger Sue Them All

For those of you who don't watch football, you probably don't know and don't care too much about what is going on with Brett Favre and Jen Sterger.  The names are probably foreign to you, unless you live in Wisconsin or New York, oh, and now Minnesota.  Brett Favre is a long time quarterback in the NFL. His career spans over 20 years and he has numerous records tied to his name along with his ONE NFL Superbowl.  Jen Sterger is a beautiful young lady who had worked for the New York Jets the same year that Favre played quarterback there....more