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By tigtog on March 28, 2014
Those of you who are regular followers/lurkers of the atheoskeptosphere probably know about this fundraiser for Karen Stollznow’s legal costs by now, but I’m signal-boosting it for the record …
By tigtog on August 8, 2013
Well, this got interesting fast. The floodgates appear to be opening in the atheoskeptosphere with regard to people deciding that keeping names out of the we-need-anti-harassment-policies discussion wasn’t doing much good for effecting change.
While we’re talking about workplace and convention harassment incidents (particularly amongst the groups for which conventions are also workplaces), I’ve been meaning to link to this excellent post from last month about why conventions are harassment hotspots (there’s Science! on this).
By tigtog on June 14, 2013
I could listen to people repeating these sentiments across all institutions day after day after day after day.
Message from the Chief of Army, Lieutenant General David Morrison, AO, to the Australian Army following the announcement on Thursday, 13 June 2013 of civilian police and Defence investigations into allegations of unacceptable behaviour by Army members.
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.
Posted in education, ethics & philosophy, gender & feminism, parenting, violence | Tagged bullying, everyday sexism, rape, rape culture, sexual harassment, sexual violence, toxic masculinity | 57 Responses
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.