I’m super proud of my Linux users group because not only did they adopt an anti-harassment policy ages ago, but at yesterday’s huge multiple tech meet up holiday party they posted it at the sign in tables and on various walls on the venue.
The internet is one of the world’s greatest inventions. It’s also sometimes used by some real jerks to do some pretty crappy stuff. If you’ve ever had to deal with online harassment, or are just worried you might, Speak Up & Stay Safe(r) teaches the basics of dealing with jerks online.
The people behind League of Legends has figured out a way to deal with harassment that generally works! It uses artificial intelligence to enforces the standards of the LoL community (as given by the community through a voting process) and collect hard numbers on who harasses, when, and how often they return to it.
A few days ago (I think, the video is timestamped september 21st) Emma Watson gave a speech at the UN. They are starting a new initiative called heforshe with the goal of including more men in the fight for gender equality.
Preliminary results from a study of online harassment reveal that the most popular venue for harassment, stalking and other abuse is Facebook. And it's fairly common for online harassers to target their victims for over a year.
Working at Gawker Media is a dream job for many of the women on staff here at Jezebel. This is a place that takes chances on developing writers, that has always stood behind us no matter what. But it's time the company had its feet held to the fire.
TW: physical & sexual assault, horrible people
TW: Harassment, non-graphic/non-detailed mentions of rape.
I was heading over to Wal-Mart to pick up a few things I forgot about yesterday. There's a beach party near that area today so there were lots of people hanging out, tons of bros. As I passed by, some dude flexed at me and then laughed at my stone-faced look. I shook my head, and then he said "Hey baby!" as I got…
Tuesday evening, a commuter on the T in Boston observed a man approach a woman and — without any prior interaction — tell her to lose weight. The observing passenger was outraged on the woman's behalf and, unable to confront the man before he got off the train, took to Craigslist to air her grievances in what might be…
"A major science fiction and fantasy convention scheduled to hit the city in March has been canceled and moved from the River North Westin Hotel after hotel staff referred to attendees as "freaks," according to an announcement posted on the event's website."
As recently as yesterday.