Sexual Harrassment

The Blurry Line Between Flirting and Harassment

Liam Deacon | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Deacon

Rightly of wrongly, in the endless dance we call flirting, the man is often the proactive agent. So, he is far more likely to act in an unwanted manner if he miss-reads or miss-interprets the body language / situation. If every time a mislead sexual advance is rebuffed, we call it harassment, then men start to feel victimised.

The Truth About Trolling

Lee Langford | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Tech
Lee Langford

Facebook is the site where social media users are most likely to have suffered harassment or abuse - reflecting its much higher usage than other social media sites. Nearly two thirds (74%) have experienced this type of activity on Facebook with Twitter next at 12% and then YouTube at 9%.

Policewomen Patrol Cairo Metro to Protect Women - Report

Maria Caspani | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Caspani

A special task force of policewomen is patrolling Cairo's metro system to ensure female passengers are not harassed.

Children Can Never Be Responsible for Being Abused

Peter Wanless | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK
Peter Wanless

Suggesting that a girl of 13 could be a 'sexual predator' when the real predator is standing in the dock makes my blood boil. This outdated view that children are complicit in their abuse must be stamped out.

A Brief Encounter With Everyday Homophobia

Philip Ellis | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Ellis

I recently read an article about sexual harassment within the gay community. He objected to having his everyday life interrupted, invaded even, by a stranger who thought they could get away with saying something distasteful and hurtful. And it hit me; when women get wolf-whistled as they walk past building sites, is this how they feel?

In Defence of Gents

William Davie | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
William Davie

The problem seems to be that of stereotyping. The stereotyped image - not helped by sites like UniLAD - of a male university student is of a hard drinking, banter mad, sexist frat boy. The stereotype of sports' team members was even worse

Jury In Justin Lee Collins Harassment Case Sent Home

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.10.2012 | UK

A jury deliberating its verdict in the trial of television presenter Justin Lee Collins, who is accused of harassing his ex-girlfriend, has so far bee...

Ex-Radio 1 DJ Reveals She Was Groped While Live On Air

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

A former Radio 1 DJ has described how she was routinely groped by another presenter as she was broadcasting. Liz Kershaw described the atmosphere a...

Justin Lee Collins 'Made Girlfriend Write List Of Sexual Partners'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.10.2012 | UK

Television presenter Justin Lee Collins used details of his ex-girlfriend's sexual past to harm her, a court has heard. Collins, 38, had a seven-mo...

Ex-BBC Presenter Jailed For Sex Attacks

PA | Posted 02.03.2012 | UK

A former BBC and ITV presenter has been jailed for six years after admitting a string of sexual assaults on teenage girls. Peter Rowell, 53, used h...

Can Social Media Empower Arab Women?

Julie Tomlin | Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Tech
Julie Tomlin

After a year when popular movements swept across the Arab world, it's maybe not surprising that the number of people using Facebook and Twitter in the region has shot up.

US Election: High Flying Cain Plagued by Irrelevant US Issues

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

Some pundits are claiming Herman Cain's infant political career is over. But it's not because of his lack of experience or even his singing at a press conference. Instead because years-ago he may have said some politically incorrect things to women, which today count as sexual harassment.

Microsoft Boss 'Forced Out Over A Drunken Kiss And Lewd Antics'

This Is London | Posted 01.11.2011 | UK

A businessman at the centre of a £10 million High Court battle involving claims of drunkenness and lewd behaviour among senior staff at Microsoft in ...