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By tigtog on November 4, 2012
A 2009 post from Mary (almost exactly three years ago) is getting a lot of hits today, and I’m deducing that it’s because of searching on St Johns college at the University of Sydney due to this SMH story: Culture of anarchy at a college in crisis.
By tigtog on October 30, 2012
Memoirs, asylum seekers, hurricanes and sexual harassment. What else has piqued your media interests lately?
By tigtog on September 5, 2012
Sometimes they work out exactly as the malicious arseholes want them to, grinding people down until they feel the need to stop speaking out. But the technology that gives the bullies a megaphone to amplify their intimidation is a two-edged sword.
Posted in ethics & philosophy, gender & feminism, social justice, technology | Tagged atheism, critical thinking, cyber-stalking, cyberbullying, Deep Rifts, intimidation, marginalisation, sexual harassment, silencing tactics, skepticism, street harassment | 24 Responses
By Mary on May 26, 2011
The Sex and Age Discrimination Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 establishes breastfeeding as a separate discrimination grounds; includes provisions about discrimination based on family responsibilities; and strengthens and extends sexual harassment provisions.
By Wildly Parenthetical on March 31, 2011
There are lots of reasons that formal mechanisms for dealing with sexual harassment don’t work for lots of people. So we have the suggestion of informal ‘shunning’…
FFS folks: just how long does the public shaming of Kristy Fraser-Kirk for daring to speak up have to go on?
By tigtog on October 18, 2010
What part exactly of “any punitive damages portion of up to 37 million dollars awarded by the court will be donated to charity” and “a private settlement of less than a million dollars does not include the originally sought-after punitive damages” are so many people finding so difficult to compute?
By Mary on September 28, 2010
Last year residents of St Paul’s College at the University of Sydney formed a Facebook page that described itself as “pro-rape, anti-consent”. What ended up being changed in response?
By tigtog on August 4, 2010
What the hell was she thinking?
By tigtog on October 28, 2009
There’s a subset of sexual harassment called sexual favoritism that, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, can lead to a “hostile work environment,” often “creating an atmosphere that is demeaning to women.”
And that pretty much sums up my experience at Late Night with David Letterman.
By Lauredhel on October 14, 2009
From newser comes this piece on the US’s consideration of allowing women as submarine crew: “Navy pushes to allow women on submarines; wives worry about temptation under the sea” Excerpt: “There’s just a whole lot less privacy on board a submarine,” said retired Navy Capt. Mike McKinnon, commanding officer of the Kings Bay sub base [...]
By Lauredhel on November 3, 2008
In what workplace is it ok for the employees to vote publicly on who’s the sexiest? Australia’s Parliament House. The Courier-Mail reports: Kate Ellis, the vivacious federal Minister for Youth and Sport, has been chosen as Australia’s sexiest MP in a poll of her political peers. And in a double victory for “girl power”, Deputy [...]