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The Silence Breakers of #MeToo Are TIME’s 2017 Person of the Year

This year, women like Ashely Judd bravely spoke out against prominent men like Harvey Weinstein and started a movement that emboldened and inspired others to speak out against their respective Weinsteins.

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Tracee Ellis Ross Reads a Children’s Book for All the Men Still Confused About Sexual Harassment

Tracee Ellis Ross guest hosted Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and she's bringing things back to the basics with a rhyming children's book that will make all this "harassment" business crystal clear.

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Facebook Is Filling Its “Jail” With Women Instead of the Men Harassing Them

Women are getting harassed on a daily basis on Facebook, and Facebook is ignoring them. Now they're speaking up, even just with hyperbolic jokes, and Facebook is silencing them.

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Anita Hill Brought Sexual Harassment to Our National Attention 26 Years Ago

I would love to say that I organically came to the realization of how Anita Hill was being left out of the current narrative about sexual harassment, but I am not that woke. The realization came while I was listening to a podcast called "KCRW's Left, Right & Center" where one of the hosts, mentioned that he was bothered that the Anita Hill Testimony during the confirmation of Clarence Thomas did not teach men what they should have known about behavior in the workplace.

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This Woman Takes Selfies With the Men Who Catcall Her

It's both badass & disturbing.

The project is meant to shine a light on the prevalence of street harassment since, as she wrote in her inaugural post, "many people still don't know how often and in whatever context 'catcalling' happens." Jansma posted 24 pictures in one month, and that's not even all the men who harassed her. She says there were other men who either got away too fast or made her feel too unsafe to ask for a selfie.

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Prosecutors Move to Revoke Martin Shkreli’s Bail After the Literal Goblin Offered Bounty for Hillary Clinton’s Hair

Felon and all around scummy dude Martin Shkreli might be headed to prison earlier than he was expecting.

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Sarah Michelle Gellar Is Still Getting Death Threats Over Her Answer to the Angel/Spike Question

Don't be this person.

Twenty years after the premiere of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," people get really mad at Sarah Michelle Gellar over her answer to the Team Angel or Team Spike question. Don't do this. Don't be this person.

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Trolls Harassed A Woman Because They Didn’t Like Mass Effect: Andromeda

Garbage people across the internet have been harassing a woman as the party "responsible" for Mass Effect: Andromeda's robotic facial animations.

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Uber Employees Tell CEO “We Have a Systemic Problem” Regarding Discrimination and Harassment

During a meeting with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, female employees at the embattled transportation company told Kalanick that there is a very real systemic problem present in their workplace.

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Reddit Held Hostage By the Worst of Its Userbase By Capitulating to Its Worst Community

I'm a proponent of free speech and authentic conversation. I cannot legally stop anyone from saying whatever it is they want to say, nor would I want to. That said, if I invite you into my apartment, and you start hurting my other guests, tearing up my living room, or generally being an asshole, I'm kicking you the fuck out of my house. If only Reddit took disrespecting their home as seriously.

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Frightening Trump Hate Map Tracks Growing Harassment, Hateful Intimidation Across Country

To track occurrences of harassment and their location, an organization called America's Voice has created the "Donald Trump Hate and Violence Map."

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Things We Saw Today: Jeopardy Contestant’s Final Response Makes Her The Real Winner

It's not every day you can trick Alex Trebek into doing a meme, but that's why this Jeopardy contestant is the real winner of the week.

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Thanks, Harassers! Sales of Marvel’s Mockingbird Jump Thanks to Anti-Feminist Trolls

TMS' Keisha Hatchett has already reported on the disappointing fact of Mockingbird writer Chelsea Cain leaving Twitter thanks to the hostile comics environment created by anti-feminist trolls simply because she dared ask people to buy her book and show Marvel that they want comics featuring nuanced female heroes. Well, it looks like the trolls will have a lot more to be upset about. Mockingbird, Vol. 1 has now shot up to #1 on Amazon's Marvel Comics bestseller list.

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QuiVR Developers Take Proactive Step In Fighting Virtual Harassment In Their Game

Yesterday, I covered a story in which a woman was groped while playing a virtual reality game called QuiVR. Well, the developers were concerned enough about her story (and the potential untold stories like it) to do something about it.

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VR Groping: Yet Another Way in Which Gaming Spaces Are Made Unsafe for Women

So, we already knew that playing any video game in multiplayer mode is tricky for a woman. After all, the "trash talking" becomes decidedly gendered when male players hear a female voice on their headsets. Well, guess what? Thanks to virtual reality games, we can add groping to the list of harassing behavior women can experience while gaming. But, it's not real, I hear you say. How can someone be groped in VR? Oh, they can.

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Emails Leaked by Apple Employees Reveal Harassment and Jokes About Rape and “Man Periods”

After seeing their complaints about harassment at work get ignored by higher-ups, several current and former Apple employees have chosen to leak 50 pages of emails to provide evidence of harassment they experienced at work--and examples of how their bosses ignored that the harassment occurred.

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How to Use Instagram’s Powerful New Comment Filter Option to Shut Down the Harassment and Negativity

If you've posted something publicly on the Internet, chances are you've had someone say nasty things to you about it, yourself personally, or anything under the Sun, really. (Hint: Comments, even ones containing criticism, don't need to be mean!) Instagram has now released a comment filter to all users, so here's quick primer on keeping nasty comments at bay.

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Twitter Caught Up in “Censorship” Debate Again Over Moderating President Obama’s Live Q&A

During President Obama's live Twitter Q&A in May of 2015, then-CEO of Twitter Dick Costolo ordered employees to deploy an algorithm designed to filter out abusive and harassing replies. But... what about free speech???

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American Bar Association Looking Into Banning Harassment and Discrimination in Courtroom

The American Bar Association is currently looking into banning the discrimination and harassment that exists between men and women lawyers who work within courtrooms, law firms, and beyond.

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Dan Aykroyd Unloads on Haters Who Harassed Leslie Jones Off of Twitter

Dan Aykroyd had more than a few words for some of those terrible people who harassed Leslie Jones on Twitter the other night.

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