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Let's face it: We have an epidemic of sexual harassment

Oct 21, 2017 / Media Coverage
Every so often in the United States, a scandal erupts to temporarily demolish the country's marketed image as a pioneer in gender equality and related rights. The name of the current scandal is, of course, Harvey Weinstein - the millionaire Hollywood film mogul accused of sexual assault by an ever-expanding number of women, as his decades-long impunity appears to be coming to an end. Weinstein, however, is merely the tip of the iceberg. In a recent New Yorker piece titled All the Other Harvey Weinsteins, actress Molly Ringwald writes about her own history as a victim of sexual harassment in...
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How Workplace Bullying is Impacting LGBT Employees

Oct 19, 2017 / Media Coverage
Harassment in any form can be debilitating. In the recent news we have read about more and more women coming forward sharing their experiences of sexual harassment, whether it was in the workplace or otherwise—these women felt powerless to men at the time. New research indicates that LGBT workers are facing bullying in an area that should be a safe place— their office or place of employment. Two in five LGBT workers (40 percent) report feeling bullied at work, 11 percentage points higher than the national average of all workers combined. Fifty-six percent of bullied LGBT workers report being...
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'Enough': California's Women In Politics Call Out Sexual Harassment

Oct 18, 2017 / Media Coverage
This story was originally posted by member station KQED. A bipartisan group of more than 140 of some of California's most powerful women — including lawmakers, lobbyists and consultants — are calling out pervasive sexual harassment in politics and across all industries, penning a public letter with one simple message: Enough. The letter comes a week after revelations that one of Hollywood's most powerful men, Harvey Weinstein, had sexually harassed or abused dozens of women over decades in the movie business — and as thousands of women are sharing their stories of abuse and harassment on...
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Woody Allen’s Weinstein Comments Example of ‘Men Protecting Men,’ Activist Says

Oct 17, 2017 / Media Coverage
Woody Allen's comments on the sexual harassment scandal is yet another example of "men protecting men," says the president of the largest women's organization in the world. For Allen, the famed Hollywood director who in 1993 was accused of molesting his 7-year-old adopted daughter, offering thoughts on the Weinstein allegations was a minefield to begin with, women's rights advocates and attorneys say. The allegations, which were lodged in the context of a child custody dispute, has never been proven, and Allen has denied them. But instead of carefully tiptoeing through, Allen made it worse by...
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Women face creeps like Harvey Weinstein everywhere – not just in Hollywood, writes Anita Hill

Oct 14, 2017 / Media Coverage
Media reporting of multiple sexual harassment and assault charges against Harvey Weinstein reads like pulp fiction. This might be a tale that Hollywood itself would turn into a blockbuster movie, if the movie industry cared to show the full horror of sexual harassment and assault. In reality, though a tale full of boldface names and beautiful people might seem far away from most of our lives, this is really the story of everyday women. The lessons we learn from this – through the lens of an industry that craves publicity but loathes transparency – can and must be applied more broadly...
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What Really Happens When Sexual Harassment Victims Lawyer Up

Oct 13, 2017 / Media Coverage
Ever since last week, when reports of Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment history began to emerge, attorney Nina Frank has seen an uptick in clients. Though for Frank, who handles employee-based harassment cases at the New York-based Outten and Golden law firm, the dramatic shift first began last year. "To be honest, the election of Donald Trump really brought people in," Frank tells Levo. "On the one hand, it made people feel dejected that we elected somebody who’s bragged about sexually assaulting people. But on the other hand, it made people less inclined to sit back and do nothing." Now...
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Not just Harvey Weinstein: The depressing truth about sexual harassment in America

Oct 12, 2017 / Media Coverage
Seven years ago, before she covered politics for The Guardian, Sabrina Siddiqui was just breaking into the world of Washington journalism and sought a veteran reporter’s guidance. They met for lunch, where he dispensed advice — but later, he started sending her messages about how “sexy” she looked. “I didn’t know what to do,” Siddiqui said in an interview. “At that time, I was only 24. I was young. I was scared. I didn’t want to take on someone senior to me.” Four in ten women have stories like this, according to a recent study by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Four in ten women...
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From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Tell Their Stories

Oct 10, 2017 / Media Coverage
ince the establishment of the first studios a century ago, there have been few movie executives as dominant, or as domineering, as Harvey Weinstein. As the co-founder of the production-and-distribution companies Miramax and the Weinstein Company, he helped to reinvent the model for independent films, with movies such as “Sex, Lies, and Videotape,” “The English Patient,” “Pulp Fiction,” “The Crying Game,” “Shakespeare in Love,” and “The King’s Speech.” Beyond Hollywood, he has exercised his influence as a prolific fund-raiser for Democratic Party candidates, including Barack Obama and Hillary...
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Gretchen Carlson: How to Encourage More Women to Report Sexual Harassment

Oct 10, 2017 / Media Coverage
Another day, another set of headlines about a powerful man who sexually harassed women for decades, without any repercussions besides writing checks to keep his victims quiet. The accusations against Harvey Weinstein are dreadful, but the pace at which similar stories have emerged recently is mind-numbing. From Susan Fowler’s essay about her experiences at Uber to Taylor Swift’s testimony about a former radio host to Ashley Judd’s account of encounters with Mr. Weinstein, the floodgates have opened on sexual-harassment revelations. Heads up, predators. The story isn’t just that Mr. Weinstein...
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Decades of Sexual Harassment Accusations Against Harvey Weinstein

Oct 5, 2017 / Media Coverage
Two decades ago, the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein invited Ashley Judd to the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel for what the young actress expected to be a business breakfast meeting. Instead, he had her sent up to his room, where he appeared in a bathrobe and asked if he could give her a massage or she could watch him shower, she recalled in an interview. “How do I get out of the room as fast as possible without alienating Harvey Weinstein?” Ms. Judd said she remembers thinking. In 2014, Mr. Weinstein invited Emily Nestor, who had worked just one day as a temporary employee, to the same...
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