New data and studies are revealing shocking statistics about the prevalence of sexual harassment. Boyle Heights Beat takes a closer look at the sexual harassment girls and women face on a daily basis. “There could be many reasons for why men do it, but no reason is good enough to make women feel like an […]Read More Sexual Harassment Starts Young For Girls
Schools are supposed to protect students from sexual harassment. Youth Radio created a quiz, No Excuses, that students (and parents) can use to figure out if their schools’ policies are what they should be. Learn more more at Youth Radio.Read More This Quiz Will Tell You If Your School’s Protecting You From Sexual Harassment
Just about anyone who regularly uses public transit in Long Beach has a story. Harassment, foul language and outright indecent behavior is rampant, prompting a public awareness campaign to address the problem. “If people don’t tell us then we can’t help them… We need all the tools we can get to get harassers off the […]Read More Long Beach transit’s harassment problem — it’s too common, but who reports it?
High school student Juliana Taboada was walking to her fifth period class when a group of boys began pointing and staring at her, making comments to each other. Without even coming close to her, the boys made Taboada feel unsafe and changed how she feels in her school. “It felt like these boys took complete […]Read More Catcalling is not a compliment
According to one 2014 study, almost 30 percent of youth said they’d experienced some type of harassment online within the previous six months. Most of them never reported the harassment. Online sexual harassment crimes, largely affecting women, require special training for law enforcement—and the victim needs to take the first step. “Sexual harassment can leave a mark of fear […]Read More If you get harassed online, you can do something about it
Organizers hoping to generate a community discussion screened “Rape on the Night Shift,” a documentary about immigrant women facing sexual abuse while working in the janitorial industry. The film was followed by a panel discussion that explored the harassment and abuse issue, as well as the pay gap and overwrought hours for working women. “We hope to build a […]Read More Women discusses sexual harassment and pay gap in service industry
Women’s groups have responded indignantly to rapper Rick Ross’s now infamous “date rape” lyric: “I took her home and enjoyed that/ she ain’t even know it.” His friends and fellow rappers maintain that “art and free speech not be scrutinized in this situation,” while Ross called it a “misinterpretation of a lyric.” On the podcast this […]Read More Youth Radio Podcast: Are rappers ignorant about what constitutes rape?
When scandal broke that students at Oakland’s prestigious Piedmont High were tracking girls’ sex acts in what they called a “Fantasy Slut League,” a graduate from a less prestigious Oakland school interviewed Piedmont students. He learned that wherever you go, you can find young men who use women to increase their own social standing. “At […]Read More Oakland students talk about sex fantasy league