Tag Archives: Harassment

Women’s security in activist groups

TweetTrigger warning: measures to prevent sexual assault I have learnt that people who are politically conscious in one way are not necessarily socially conscious, or even friendly.  Class activist circles can become old boys clubs, and peace camps can become safe havens for sexual harassers. Pollution pressure groups can make dirty remarks, and non-human animal [...]
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Social Media is So Anti-Social

TweetI’m 30 years old and I have been using computers since I was a toddler. I’ve been using the internet since elementary school. I designed my first website when I was about 13 or 14. I also ran an online zine on AOL at that same time. I’ve had my own domain where I host [...]
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Boys will be boys

Tweet“Smile, baby.” “What you so angry about?” I walk down the street and am told how to act. What to do. What to suck. I’m uncomfortable. I’m humiliated. I’m fearful. Tweet
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How To Approach Me

TweetDO NOT: Approach me as some puzzle to be solved, test to be passed, game to be played, system to be hacked, land to be conquered, object to be possessed, or (to simplify/generalize) thing to be acted upon in order to achieve some result. I am not a chat bot which will dish out flirtation [...]
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Richard Cohen’s Problematic Take on the Stubenville Rape and Cyrus’ VMA Performance

TweetWhen you start a discussion about a rape case that ended in conviction, with “so-called rape” and then specify that “it was not a rape involving intercourse,” you set yourself up as someone who doesn’t understand, in the least, the concept of rape or the right a person has to the sanctity of their bodies. [...]
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