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Hollaback: Bringing Sexual Harassment Above the Radar

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We are at an unprecedented time in history where we do not have to wait for the media to pay attention to our stories. We all have a platform; we all have followers.  Through the power of mobile technology, social media, and the internet we are able to move street harassment from something that is isolating to something that is sharable.

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STOKING FIRE: Ultra-Conservative Doctrine May Be the Reason for Unreported Sexual Crimes in the Military

Part of the blame for the reluctance to report sexual crimes in the military rests with an unsympathetic military chaplaincy, one of the few places soldiers, sailors, reservists, national guardians, and marines can turn for counseling.

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Did Abstinence-Only Ideology Create a Bully Generation?

Abstinence-only programs, with their emphasis on purity, marriage, and heterosexuality, create hostile environments that perpetuate the growth of rule-enforcing bullies, one slut-shaming, homophobic class at a time.

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What the Women For (and Against) Herman Cain Revealed

Herman Cain’s campaign went beyond traditional sexism in politics and political reporting, and  beyond traditional victim-blaming and skepticism, in part because the campaign enrolled women to attack other women. Cain might be out of the race, but the Women For Herman Cain are not. Their votes are as much in play as ever, and I don’t know that there’s much that progressives can do to change their minds.

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Sex Education for Politicians – Herman Cain Edition

As a new allegation emerges against Republican Presidential hopeful, Herman Cain (this time of a long-term, extramarital affair), it is once again time for politicians to get a little sex education. 

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Sexual Harassment: Not Really About Sex At All

Sexual harassment in middle and high schools today is motivated by either misogyny or homophobia. Neither has to do with sex. And neither would be helped by treating sexual harassment between children as a result of overactive hormones to be dismissed.

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Herman Cain and School Kids: New Research and New Allegations Show Us that Sexual Harassment Is Still a Problem

As the nation tries to decide what to make of allegations of sexual harassment against Republican Presidential hopeful Herman Cain, a new study was released showing that 48 percent of middle school and high school students experience sexual harassment in school.  Clearly, we still have a long way to go on this issue. 

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Connecting the Dots: Egg-as-Person Initiatives, Sexual Harassment Charges All Reflect Disregard for Women

Religious zealots form a symbiotic relationship with politicians to pass draconian legislation sacrificing the rights of women.  The zealots get to walk away having successfully implemented a cog in their overall attempt to implement a Christian worldview system of governing and politicians in return get tons of fundraising cash and a committed group of one-issue voters that can propel them into office.

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Harassment Is the Problem, Not Grinding

A recent New York Times piece on grinding manages a miraculous combination of inciting panic over fairly harmless teenage behavior while minimizing the very real problem of young men mistreating young women. 

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Harassment vs. Flirting: A Double Feature

What’s the difference between flirting and harassment?  How does a person recognize and deal with harassment? How do we make sure we’re not harassing anyone unintentionally?

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