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  1. Anne Wheaton Tricked Gamergate Into Indirectly Donating to Feminist Frequency

    You troll, girl!

    Anne Wheaton, Vandal Eyes genius and wife of Wil Wheaton, did an experiment on Twitter yesterday which led harassing Gamergaters into causing donations to be made to one of the organizations they despise the most - Feminist Frequency.

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  2. Enthusiastic Catcaller Appears in Video Segment on New York’s Anti-Catcalling Signs

    "How would you call a dog?" "Same way."

    Last week, we wrote about a series of Anti-Catcalling signs placed throughout the five boroughs by Feminist Apparel in an attempt to “raise awareness of Anti-Street Harassment Week and create some further dialogue surrounding the issue,” and, well, this video segment on the signs certainly gets the conversation going.

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  3. I Was Sexually Harassed at Star Wars Celebration

    I was sexually harassed at Star Wars Celebration. There’s a sentence I never thought I’d type out.

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  4. Keep Calm And Tweet On: Twitter’s New Horrible “DM Anyone!” Feature Is Optional And Auto-Off

    This morning, it was announced that Twitter's latest "feature" will allow users to receive DMs from anyone, regardless if you follow them or not. CNET essentially attributes the change to corporate pressures to raise Twitter's bottom line - but unfortunately, CNET also caused some major online panic, because they forgot to mention that the "update" is completely optional and automatically turned off for everyone.

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  5. Twitter Expands On Its New Anti-Harassment Policies And Practices

    It'll totally stick this time, y'all. Right?

    Vijaya Gadde, Twitter's general counsel, took to The Washington Post this week to expand on the social media giant's shift towards protecting its users from harassment and abuse.

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  6. [UPDATED] Members of Gamergate Planned to “Infiltrate” Calgary Expo to Actively Disrupt Panels, Calgary Expo Has Evicted Them

    You know, for a loosely defined group who's constantly claiming they don't have nefarious purposes, they sure do like casting themselves as the villain.

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  7. Star Wars Celebration Has Anti-Harassment And Cosplay Is Not Consent Signage And We Love Them For It

    We worked with convention organizer ReedPop earlier this past year on an anti-harassment policy for NYCC, and they've been awesomely implimenting it at cons across the country. Here's the wonderful signage at this weekend's Star Wars Celebration! Thanks for celebrating a safe and fun environment for all, ReedPop. We like you.

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  8. New Signs Decree New York and Philadelphia “No Catcall Zones”

    That cat has lasers for eyes and it knows what to do with 'em.

    If you've been noticing new signs on your commute recently, you're not alone—in honor of Anti-Street Harassment Week (April 12th-18th), nonprofit clothing company Feminist Apparel and the Pennsylvania collective Pussy Division have placed signs throughout Brooklyn, Manhattan and Philly decreeing city streets a catcall-free zone.

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  9. New UK Laws Will Punish Revenge Pornographers and Trolls With Two Years of Jail Time

    Keep calm and just don't be a terrible person, okay?

    Per a new law proposed in October and taking effect today, offenders found guilty of sharing “private, sexual images of someone without consent and with the intent to cause distress” will now face up to two years of jail time.

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  10. Justice: Revenge Porn Extortionist Sentenced To 18 Years

    See you much later, dude.

    Back in February, Kevin Christopher Bollaert was convicted of extorting money out of victims to have their photos and personal information removed from the revenge porn website he ran. On Friday, April 3rd, he was finally sentenced to 18 years in a state prison.

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  11. Obsidian Entertainment Removes Transmisogynistic Joke From Pillars of Eternity at Gamers’ Urging

    Last Sunday, Twitter user Erika Victorious spoke up after finding a transmisogynistic "joke" in some of Pillars of Eternity's backer-submitted content.

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  12. Jamie Dornan Admits to Following a Woman as Research for His Serial Killer Character on The Fall

    This is not OK.

    Trigger warning.

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  13. Twitter Is Launching an Offensive Tweet Filter to Give Your Block Button a Rest

    Now everything can be rainbows and unicorns!

    Twitter is trying to suck less at dealing with harassment, and their newest move may be the biggest game-changer yet. The company is rolling out a new feature that will automatically block "offensive" tweets from your notifications timeline to filter out harassment.

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  14. Chris Sims Goes on “Voluntary” Leave From Comics Alliance as Valerie D’Orazio Leaves Twitter

    After the shocking events of last week, it seems both Chris Sims and Valerie D'Orazio have decided to cool their internet presences for a while.

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  15. [Updated] College Baseball Player Kicked Off Team for Tweeting Sexual Slur About Mo’Ne Davis

    F*** that noise.

    Last week we were excited to learn that teen baseball phenom Mo'Ne Davis' story would be adapted into the Disney movie Throw Like Mo, but apparently the news was too much for the fragile male ego of baseball player Joey Casselberry.

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  16. Monica Lewinsky Condemned Online Harassment, Brought the House Down at TED Yesterday

    Like a boss.

    If online harassment is an epidemic, then by Monica Lewinsky's own admittance, she's "patient zero."

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  17. Anita Sarkeesian’s “What I Couldn’t Say” About Harassment Starts With a Big F You. Literally.

    Years of harassment not only take a toll on a person, but the scrutiny you're forced to live under when an angry mob is just waiting for you to say something they can use against you can seriously alter the way you act in public. You have to be unreasonably careful about what you say, so Anita Sarkeesian made this speech at the "What I Couldn't Say" panel at the All About Women Festival in Sydney to give herself an outlet for everything she's been holding inside.

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  18. [UPDATED] Writer Valerie D’Orazio Calls Out Marvel’s New X-Men Writer Chris Sims for Online Harassment

    This isn't about The Comics Industry - it's about human decency.

    Comics fans were in for a shock yesterday as comics writer, Valerie D'Orazio, took to Twitter reacting to the news that Comics Alliance writer Chris Sims would be writing his first Marvel book, X-Men '92. The reason? The online harassment that Sims directed at her via his forums over the course of three years.

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  19. Since Police Still Don’t Know How to Internet, Twitter Allows You to Print Harassment Reports

    "What's an IP address?" - real question posed to real victim.

    Twitter is all, "Yeah, we know we suck at dealing with online harassment but the police are so much worse."

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  20. Ashley Judd Will Press Charges Against Sexual Threats and Harassment on Twitter

    Actual March madness.

    Ashely Judd, co-star of Divergent and Insurgent/woman who dared to have an opinion—on sports or otherwise—isn't standing for being harassed by Twitter trolls. She's pressing charges, no matter how many other Twitter trolls try to explain that threats are alright as long as they happen on the Internet.

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