This Quiz Will Tell You If Your School’s Protecting You From Sexual Harassment

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.

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Long Beach transit’s harassment problem — it’s too common, but who reports it?

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 […]

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Catcalling is not a compliment

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 […]

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If you get harassed online, you can do something about it

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 […]

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Women discusses sexual harassment and pay gap in service industry

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 […]

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Youth Radio Podcast: Are rappers ignorant about what constitutes rape?

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 […]

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