“The Delphi Night”: A young man in Mumbai who enjoys sexually harassing women

He even offers tips! Did you know, for example, that if you’re going out to harass women with your friends it’s always best to carry some hockey sticks in your car? After all, you never know if some man who’s got his head screwed on right is going to attempt to help out a womanContinue reading ““The Delphi Night”: A young man in Mumbai who enjoys sexually harassing women”

Sexual Harassment: taking one for the team on Facebook

I’m friending back the strange men who add me on Facebook via the Jordan network, then having protracted conversations with them as to why they’re adding me, what they’re hoping to accomplish, etc. What immediately struck me is that they don’t try to make me interested in them – they assume I am interested rightContinue reading “Sexual Harassment: taking one for the team on Facebook”

Speaking of Violence & Jordan

This is a piece by a young American woman who came to Jordan to study abroad and found herself in a horrific situation one day. Katherine’s story, and how she dealt with what happened to her, makes for fascinating reading. Please note that there is a huge, neon TRIGGER WARNING on this one.

Speaking of sexual harassment in the region – good for you, ladies

Just saw this BBC story about fighting, quite literally, sexual harassment in Egypt. Could not be more impressed. Karate is a good step forward, and this sort of thing makes me want to re-inroll in tae kwan do here in Amman. Of course, some attackers escalate to violence when the woman pushes back, we allContinue reading “Speaking of sexual harassment in the region – good for you, ladies”

New Article: on the Economic Crisis & Domestic Violence in the Former USSR

Read all about Love, Money & Violence. As dutifully reported by yours truly. In other news – I kind of like clubbing in Amman, but why do *scenes* always happen when I come out? To my night in shining armour, who valiantly defended me against a bunch of douchebags by yelling “would you treat yourContinue reading “New Article: on the Economic Crisis & Domestic Violence in the Former USSR”