Tag Archives: sexual harassment

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

TweetCross-posted from UN Women Viyakula Mary was born in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. She was first drawn to the issue of violence against women at the age of 16, when she heard that a member of her community had faced sexual harassment but had no prospect of justice. Mary, now 39, works [...]
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Stop with the Entitlement

Tweet“You seem a bit preoccupied,” he tried to whisper into my ear while we were dancing. He reached for my hands, trying to pull them toward his neck and show me where they belonged. But, instead I pulled them away. “Come on,” he called after me, rolling his eyes because I had had enough of [...]
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What to do if you can’t tell the difference between sexual harassment and sexual liberation

TweetCrossposted at Of Means and Ends. 1) Stop publishing articles about feminism. 2) Stop talking to women, just to be safe. Guardian writer David Foster has faced a fierce and well-deserved backlash to an inane article blaming feminists for stifling sexual liberation by calling out sexism. Tweet
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A snake?! Lawmaker sexually harasses teen at a hearing

Tweet“I am usually a very shy person, and now I am more outgoing. I was able to teach those children about certain things like snakes that we have and the turtles that we have. … I want to do something toward that, working with children when I get older.” These inspiring words come from a [...]
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Harassment and the law for women in Cairo

TweetThis is material from my blog Opinion Ate It The last year has been tumultuous in Egypt, for men and women. However, the recent constitution and continued protest marking the 2nd anniversary of the revolution, which ousted former ruler Hosni Mubarak have brought little reprieve to Egyptian women. Sexual harassment is so rampant that it [...]
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