The Destructive Fallacy of Entitlement

The following piece contains a ton of vulgarity, so I'm not going to post it here. But if you'd like to read it, and I'd love it if you did, it's on my blog, Stepping Aside....more

Let's Talk About The Good Guys

Let’s have a toast for the douchebagsLet’s have a toast for the assholesLet’s have a toast for the scumbagsEvery one of them that I knowLet’s have a toast for the jerk-offsThat’ll never take work offBaby, I got a planRun away fast as you can -Kanye West  ...more

I Was Sexually Harassed at my Sleep-away Camp.

Polar Bears. Yes, it began with polar bears; a secret inside joke between my counselor, who I’ll call Kat, and a male counselor, who I’ll call Eddie. I was thirteen at the time, and had already been going to this summer camp for six years-- therefore, I had to be in on all the counselor secret jokes. Kat wasn't going to crack, her lips were sealed and the only words that slipped out were “I’ll tell you when you’re older.”  ...more

Please Don’t Hug or Kiss Me at Work – It's Called Sexual Harassment

I’ve never been big on hugging. Especially with people I don’t know very, very well. My girlfriends always kid with me about it. You’d think avoiding unwanted touching would be something a person could do easily. Well, it’s a lot like my theory that dogs can sense when someone doesn’t like them, and they sniff and pester that one particular person relentlessly. I’ve had a number of occasions where I was the recipient of unwanted physical attention — and worse yet, it was in the workplace....more
JanErickson Jan, thanks so much for writing! It's really a sickening feeling, isn't it? What can ...more

I Just Want to Play a Game or Check Facebook Without Being Harassed

While I was fending off alpha tigers in a magical world, I was also fending off a fellow gamer who has no regard for his treatment of female players. ...more
First of all...your ex...wow.   I can kinda see why he's the ex. As far as the ...more

I Ain't No Hollaback Girl: Dealing with Street Harassment

Have you been on the internet today?If so, chances are you probably saw the video of the poor girl walking around New York City getting harassed, followed and bothered by a ton of dudes.Here, watch for yourself (if you can stand it):In a span of ten hours, she receives unwanted attention over 100 times.  One.  Hundred....more

In India’s garment factories, stitching clothes and a culture of non-violence

Cross-posted from UN Women A UN Trust Fund-supported project to reduce workplace sexual harassment is training thousands of workers in 24 factories in India and Bangladesh, through peer-to-peer education. ...more

Some People Aren’t Worth Mourning: What We Can Learn from the Life and Death of Joan Rivers

The outpouring of love for the late Joan Rivers comes as no surprise. She connected with every generation. What she didn’t do, however, is transcended generations. In fact, her road to success divided us—even after her passing. In my humble opinion this is a sickening testament to how antiquated our beliefs still are about a woman’s duty to be forever subordinate. ...more
@SherryIrishGold rootandharvest Thanks, Sherry. That one's been eating at me for too long.more

Please Don’t Hug or Kiss Me at Work – Version 1

I’ve never been big on hugging or kissing anyone but my son or the man in my life....more

Street Harassment: It's Not Flattering

Street harassment is a serious problem women face everyday. And some new TV commercials might make you think differently about it. ...more
Your article is so wildly accurate. For me, it has been extremely difficult to grasp how being ...more
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