Sexual Harassment

Reports Of Sexual Offences On London Transport Are Soaring

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK

The number of sexual offences reported on London's public transport network is soaring. There were 34.7% more sexual offences reported on the netwo...

There's A 'Profoundly Worrying' Culture Of Sexual Harassment, Warns Oxford University Professor

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

There is a "profoundly worrying" culture of sexual harassment and groping at a college atOxford University, the principal of the college in question h...

Woman Calls Police About Sexual Harassment, The Internet Reacts... By Harassing Her Further

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

By way of social experiment, I posted Smart's story to Facebook and Twitter to find out what exactly what people thought of her story. Responses were almost always vile or ignorant so I've rounded up some of the most common criticisms, with my own simple explanations as to why they are bullshit.

Why I Support the Report It to Stop It Campaign

Nadia Henderson | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nadia Henderson

When I watched British Transport Police's recent Report It to Stop It video, posted on Transport for London's YouTube channel on 13 April, I felt a chilling familiarity with the ordeal portrayed. I identified strongly with the victim's sense of powerlessness as she is being assaulted, unable to speak out or use any force to deter her harasser.

Everyday Sexism's Laura Bates On Starting A Worldwide Movement For Equality

Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Three years ago today, Laura Bates started the Everyday Sexism project in a bid to highlight the casual sexism experienced by women around the world o...

This Video Shows Shocking Sexual Harassment On The Tube

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK

Police are launching a crackdown on unwanted sexual behavior on London’s public transport with a shocking new video. The British Transport Police...

Street Harassment: Would You Talk Like That to Your Mother?

Xavier Toby | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Xavier Toby

Mothers, daughters, women, they're not objects for your sexual gratification but people and anyone who doesn't treat them as such, well you're the ones who don't deserve any respect. I just don't know what goes through the minds of these men. Who thinks this is okay, then kisses their wife and daughter goodnight, and doesn't see the problem?

UEA Takes Steps Toward a Sexual Harassment-Free Campus in 2015

Sophie Jackson | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Jackson

The University of East Anglia is taking a powerful step toward making students safer from sexual harassment on campus this year. This Monday, 12th January, they are launching the Never OK campaign, a strong visual campaign created to challenge sexual harassment...

Sexual Violence in North Korea: Giving a Voice to NK Refugees in the UK

Niki O'Brien | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK
Niki O'Brien

With a renewed international focus on human rights in North Korea, female refugees are increasingly sharing their stories, giving us a greater understanding of sexual violence and in subsequent countries of asylum.

Ukip Boss In Harassment Row Steps Down - Despite Being Cleared By Party

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip general secretary Roger Bird has been cleared by an inquiry of wrong-doing over his relations with former candidate Natasha Bolter, but has agree...

A London Council Is Getting Tough On Nightclub Bum Pinchers

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Preskey | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For most women, being groped or hearing sexist and threatening comments in a nightclub is simply an unpleasant norm. How many of us would think to rep...

How Common Is Sexual Harassment In The Military?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A Reddit user asked the internet how common sexual harassment is in the military - the replies she has received are truly shocking. The woman (user...

Star Ukip Candidate 'Quits Over Sexual Harassment' In Interview

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK

Ukip has suspended its general secretary Roger Bird over allegations that he sexually harassed a female party member on the day he interviewed her to ...

Catcalling; The Heart of the Matter?

Sacha Knop | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sacha Knop

People who are deeply hurting inside, lash out to their environment... Catcalling is one of those 'lashes' and until we see that the men who do it have a need for something essential that they have missed out on or are damaged in, be it love, care, trust or lonelyness, ... this disrespectful behavior will continue.

The Greatest Trick of All Time

Adam Hamdy | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Hamdy

Whether it's campaigners receiving death threats, an actress being harassed for hours in New York, mass kidnappings, genital mutilation, unequal pay, or a programmer receiving death threats over a false allegation of attempted media influence, women seem to get a raw deal in life. It's puzzling that there are so many guys out there that still have such a warped view of what it means to be a man.

Rape Threats and Parody Videos: Men's Reactions to Catcalling Video Show Misogyny at Its Worst

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

For those of you who think I've lost my sense of humour or am being a hysterical, angry feminist, know that sexual harassment is no laughing matter. The reality is that every single woman has been sexually harassed at some point in her lifetime - and that includes you mothers, sisters, daughters and friends.

Take Back the Streets: Shut Down the Harassers

Sheila Hageman | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Hageman

Instead of being quiet and saying nothing in return, which was how I handled the situations out of fear, women should tell the harassers that what they're doing is wrong. Maybe if these men hear it enough times, they'll get the hint; things will begin to change. And young women won't grow up with a twisted sense of where their value lies.

I've Never Been Sexually Harassed Less Than in Parliament

Mhairi Fraser | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Politics
Mhairi Fraser

I'm disgusted. But I'm not disgusted at Newmark, whose behaviour with supposedly consenting adults is his business, and does not merit being splashed across red tops. I'm disgusted at the despicable 'journalism' that was carried out in my supposed interest... Because the truth is, I have never experienced less harassment than I have in Parliament.

Tackling the 'Pandemic' of Sexual Harassment in Sierra Leone's Universities

Julie Tomlin | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK
Julie Tomlin

"It's now time for there to be an official place to say if you have this problem, you can come here," says Thorpe. "We will be able to challenge the powers that be, no matter who you are, be you a lecturer, be you a president, we'll be able to take you to task. Once we begin to name and shame people, that would be an achievement."

It's Never Okay To Grope Women's Bums, Even For A Prank

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

And the award for sexist idiot of the year goes to...YouTube prankster, Sam Pepper who thinks sexually harrassing women for a laugh is fair game. ...

Watch: This Indian Woman Kung-Fu Kicks The Guy She Claims Sexually Harrassed Her

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Veena Ashiya Chindlur has just shown what happens when you mess with female joggers. While we don't usually condone violence, we can't help but be...

Egypt Confronts Sexual Harassment

Melody Patry | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK
Melody Patry

Mayam Mahmoud is often found commanding the stage rapping her powerful lyrics promoting women's rights. The 19-year old Egyptian rose to prominence after appearing on popular TV show Arabs Got Talent, where her lyrics caught attention for denouncing sexual harassment.

No, I Don't Want to Feel Your Flaccid Penis Against My Backside

Vicky Chan | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Vicky Chan

A couple of months ago, I was sexually assaulted... I was so completely grossed out. I turned around and started shouting things at him. I didn't care if he would yell back or physically assault me further, I was so furious and disgusted that anyone would feel that they could do that to someone.

You Won't Believe These Tales Of Sexual Harassment At Work

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

From indecent remarks to sexual assault, it is estimated that 50% of women have been subject to sexual harassment at some point in their working lives...

Think You've Got It Bad in Egypt? Try Being an Egyptian Woman

Katie Welsford | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK
Katie Welsford

Justice in this instance was swift and - dare we say - rather needlessly violent. What is astonishing is that had Sa'id assaulted an Egyptian woman, nothing would have happened...