sex in the tech age
video games
Women represent 48% of people who play video games. And still, Anita Sarkeesian can't sleep in her own home.

Aug 29, 2014 at 1:00pm | 184 comments

Calling out unacceptable antisocial behavior may indeed satisfy the attention-seeking urge among those who perpetrate it, but NOT doing so doesn’t necessarily make that behavior stop.

Aug 11, 2014 at 3:00pm | 329 comments

I bent down to make eye contact with the boy, who was still sitting and staring straight ahead. I said, “I’m gonna tell them what I saw, but I don’t want to put words in your mouth." He cut me off: “They won’t listen to me anyway.”
I had been standing in the security line, minding my own business, and this dude had intruded on my space just because he felt like he'd had the right to do so.
Since my amputation at age 15 due to a battle with bone cancer, people still stare at me as if I am not human, as if I can't see them.
A man once came up to me on the street just to tell me that I was too fat for the dress that I was wearing.
Being a black woman is great. But being a black woman on social media can be a pain in the ass.
I shouldn’t have to be verbally defined by a stranger as “sexy” or “having a fat ass.”

Feb 18, 2014 at 9:00am | 538 comments

Harassment probably doesn't seem like a worthwhile issue, if you've never experienced it yourself.
Please, like hairy legs would really keep you safe from street harassment.
It seems like every woman I know has developed a strategy for dealing with that slimy feeling of a deserted train car or an empty, dark street.
street harassment
Whatever anyone thinks of my physical shell is neither here nor there. Nothing gives a stranger on the street the right to grab me, call me “dirty bitch” and “ho” and tell me to suck their dick.
I am 31 years old and I have never met my father, but that does not stop him from regularly contacting me online, calling me names and telling me how to live my life.
I used to work in a store on celebrity-filled LA Avenue, and I've been pushed, struck, shoved, screamed at, driven off the road, and stepped on by strangers more times that I can count. And then it got serious.
Because we believe that we’d aggressively defend ourselves when harassed, we tend to look down on those who do not, arguing that people contribute to their own victimization by not being more assertive.
Scream. Flail. Go for the eyes, for the balls, for the throat. If you won’t, I will, and one day I will probably get hurt doing it.
relationship violence
At 21, I was a grown woman, according to me, and as such I should have been able to handle an ex-boyfriend who had a "dark side" he repeatedly claimed was all my fault.