Nahanni Fontaine says she was violated in a Winnipeg washroom. Manitoba MLA Nahanni Fontaine claims someone tried to film her in a Winnipeg washroom while she was visiting the Johnston Terminal building on Tuesday morning. The politician took to Facebook to warn her friends about the “pervert idiot” who slid their camera phone beneath the door of the toilet cubicle she was occupying.
When crowds of young women out celebrating New Year’s Eve in Bangalore, India, reported being groped, harassed, and subject to other forms of sexual violence, the home minister of the state of Karnataka said in a televised interview that the women themselves were to blame for dressing “like Westerners.”
For every sexist email she gets, Emily Temple-Wood writes a Wikipedia entry about a female scientist. Sure, it’s not your average way of handling sexism and it certainly wasn’t the 21-year-old student’s original intention, but the unusual practice seems to be working. Despite it being 2016, as a molecular biology student, and also a woman, Emily has been bombarded with online harassment purely because of her gender.