Reddit Finally Has An Anti-Harassment Policy Under Ellen Pao’s Leadership




Reddit now has an anti-harassment policy, under which the platform defines harassment as “systematic and/or continued actions to torment or demean someone in a way that would make a reasonable person (1) conclude that reddit is not a safe platform to express their ideas or participate in the conversation, or (2) fear for their safety or the safety of those around them.” Users who feel they are being harassed can now report the harassment to Reddit and have their harasser banned. Many users are unhappy about this, of course, but tough luck for them, I guess. [New York Times]


A woman is suing her employer for invasion of privacy after she was fired for deleting a workplace management app called Xora that was tracking her on her personal time. Her manager “admitted that employees would be monitored while off-duty and bragged that he knew how fast she was driving at specific moments ever since she had installed the app on her phone” and acknowledged in the suit that she was required to leave her phone on 24/7 to take calls from customers. Europe has stricter laws about how to handle employee privacy, but we’ll see how this shakes out in the U.S. [BBC]


Hey-oh, turns out that all that “men are hunters ergo aggressive, women are gatherers and child-rearers ergo submissive” BS that pseudo-scientist MRAs like to pull out of their asses is completely and totally wrong. A new study published in the journal Science says that prehistoric societies were egalitarian, and it was only after the agricultural revolution that gender inequality started being built into our social setups. So no, it’s not ingrained in our genes and it’s not “just how it’s always been” or some shit. Thanks, science! [Marie Claire]
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Original by Rebecca Vipond Brink


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