A new report affirms what many people already know: Harassment and physical abuse are preventing women around the world from being able to use public transportation safely. Bogota, the capital of Colombia, was the most dangerous city examined in the Reuters survey, with women saying they were scared to use transport after dark. Research shows this is a global phenomenon.
You hate Asian men, they insist; you hate your own child. You hate yourself. I save these messages in a folder on my computer to document the abuse.
Last week we wrote about one woman's horrifying story of sexual harassment on the Metro. We were so blown away by the stories that our readers shared in response that we decided to do a follow-up post. Many women and they were all women wrote in to us to tell us their own tales of dealing with harassment or even assault while they were riding public buses and trains.
Even if you've never been bullied or harassed, chances are you know someone who has. Harassment can be a big problem for kids and teens, especially when smartphones, online messaging, and social media sites make it easy for bullies to do their thing. When bullying behavior involves unwanted sexual comments, suggestions, advances, or threats to another person, it's called sexual harassment or sexual bullying.
The study of girls between the ages of 12 and 18 from California and Georgia was conducted by Campbell Leaper, professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Christia Spears Brown, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Kentucky. Sexual harassment included receiving inappropriate and unwanted romantic attention, hearing demeaning gender-related comments, being teased about their appearance, receiving unwanted physical contact, and being teased, bullied, or threatened with harm by a male. Girls also commonly reported having received discouraging comments about their abilities because of their gender.
Last spring, Cambridge Rindge and Latin high school students staged a walkout protesting what they described as a culture of sexual violence. A pervasive culture of sexual violence permeates American high schools. More than half of high school girls are sexually harassed, according to a report by the American Association of University Women.
T he state of Asian American online spaces is approaching crisis. The most prized virtues are anger and loyalty. The most deployed weapons are gaslighting, harassment, and silencing.
Jesse J. Holland and Emily Swanson, Associated Press. The numbers are much lower for whites and Asian-Americans, while Hispanics fall in between. Breaking it down, 22 percent of Hispanics, 15 percent of whites and 10 percent of Asians-Americans say they have been arrested after encounters with police.
Chinese diplomats are encouraging the harassment of Hong Kong students and their supporters at universities overseas as protests in the semi-autonomous city enter their third month. A political crisis has gripped Hong Kong in the last two months, with hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of people taking to the streets in what started as a denunciation of an extradition bill perceived as a permission slip for Chinese Communist authorities to engage in " legalized kidnapping " of the former British colony's residents. As the pro-democracy demonstrations have spread, so have the crackdowns, and now pro-Beijing students are having high-profile confrontations with Hong Kong students and their supporters abroad, with the public support of senior Chinese officials.
Note: Last year, SSH released a national study on street harassment that includes the results of a 2, person nationally representative survey and 10 focus groups with under-represented voices. As I have the opportunity and resources to do so, I will continue holding focus groups. Focus group 11 was with Asian American women in Boston, Massachusetts earlier this month. Below is a two-page summary from it, which is also now included in the research report see pages