Street Harassers Are Winning

Last week Buzzfeed released a video, “What Men Are Really Saying When Catcalling Women,” which hilariously communicates the motives behind street harassment. As a woman living in Chicago where I have to walk around to get to most places, I have tirelessly sought an explanation for why men resort to street harassment. According to an…

Unchecked Assault in the Entertainment Industry

You may have heard the buzz going around about rapper Danny Brown receiving unsolicited oral sex while performing on stage. Going from witness testimonials and cell phone photos, the story is that a woman in the front row grabbed him without consent. Brown continued his performance without acknowledging the act. When questioned, Brown dismissed the incident as…

Top 5: Tips for Men’s Advice Columns

1) Stop Shaming Women’s Bodies Comic by fatgirlyay I recently came across this gem from AskMen.com: “Top 10: Subtle Ways To Tell Her She’s Getting Fat.”  Not only does this article perpetuate the idea that fat bodies—and fat women’s bodies in particular—are unacceptable, but it doesn’t do straight men any favors, either. If it’s not…