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Cyber Bullying: Why It Happens and What You Can Do About It

BY NICOLA BRIGGS Twenty and thirty years ago, women of all ages had to contend with harassment in the forms of scary in-person attacks, hate (snail) mail, and maybe a breathy phone call or two. But while these remain the weapons of choice for mean, insecure kids and dangerous psychopaths alike, women today have to … Continued

Sabrina’s Story: “Stop wasting your time”

You don’t know me. You don’t know how my day has been going. You don’t know why I am at the bar with my friends, and you certainly have no business making judgements based on my facial expressions. You could have tried to not be an ass and actually struck up conversation, but if you … Continued

Fiona’s Story: Scary

I guess it was verbal as well as groping really but you can only choose one. I’m 16 and I consider it ‘normal’ to be whistled at or have things said to me on the street and although I sometimes get a bit nervous, it doesn’t usually bother me. this was different though. I was … Continued

Miia’s Story: Harassed outside the store

I had caught cold, but I still needed to go buy the vegan biker boots I had set aside in a shop. So I went downtown, bought them and decided to wear them right now. I walked to the city center, I was a bit thirsty and had some extra change so I went to … Continued

Miss Representation: A Movie I Can Get Behind

BY REBECCA KATHERINE HIRSCH A documentary on the dangers of relegating women to a very limited conception of “sexiness,” this movie aims to encourage women to aspire to power, and to their own sense of sexuality, as well as, reaching their intellectual and emotional capabilities! And it looks awesome! The music! The spunk! But as … Continued

Sexual Assault Caught On National TV

BY RAVEN NICOLE WILLIAMS Today I witnessed one of the worst and most blatant abuses of a woman’s human rights ever caught on live national television. During an episode of Discovery Channel’s “Lockdown” a male corrections officer is seen sexually assaulting a young woman in custody. The clearly distressed female is heard pleading “stop touching … Continued

Let’s Hollaback! to Cancer

BY SARA SUGAR Go ahead ask me. Ask me when my last breast or pelvic exam was and watch my face go blank. Now ask my partner the same thing and watch a similar expression appear on her face. We admit; we’re long overdue and it’s not ok. In a month that is colored pink … Continued

Alana’s Story: Angry

I used to get a lot of verbal harassment in the neighborhood where I lived, off of a major highway. I moved to a smaller, nicer, residential neighborhood where harassment isn’t really a problem. I was walking back from the library. It wasn’t late, maybe 7:30 or so, but it’s getting darker earlier now so … Continued