Sliding into Direct Misconduct: Addressing Social Media Harassment

Sliding into Direct Misconduct: Addressing Social Media Harassment

This piece was updated to include additional sourcing on young women and online harassment.  After posting photos from her new photoshoot, Annabel Zimmer ’20 opened her phone, expecting supportive comments from friends. Instead, she said she was hit with a barrage of unwelcome private messages from strangers and suspicious requests from unknown people. “It’s really […]

Called Out: catcalling not a compliment, girls say

Called Out: catcalling not a compliment, girls say

Balancing in the gutter of Coldwater Canyon, Veronica Crow ’16 turned away from the truck full of men whistling at her and continued walking with her mother. For all the times men have catcalled her, she has been taught it’s safest to ignore them. It’s happened to her less than 10 feet from school, at […]

Virtual Venom: The effects of cyberbullying

Virtual Venom: The effects of cyberbullying

“Fat,” “ugly” and “slut” burn into Lola’s* ’18 mind as she scrolls through a Facebook page with line after line of scathing attacks. As a seventh grader reading comments suggesting she should kill herself, she has never forgotten the feeling to this day. “I felt so small and that everyone hated me,” Lola said. “I […]