Category: sexual harassment

#MeToo Movement Is Person Of The Year, ‘Time’ …

#MeToo Movement Is Person Of The Year, ‘Time’ Says:

Donald Trump:.I’m person of the year!

Time: no…. The women you assaulted are.

“Not masturbating in front of people is the easiest thing…

“Not masturbating in front of people is the easiest thing I don’t do”

Taylor Swift’s testimony is ‘badass.’ It also explains why many…

Taylor Swift’s testimony is ‘badass.’ It also explains why many sexual abuse survivors stay silent

  • Testifying at trial that radio DJ David Mueller groped her in 2013 — reaching up under her skirt and grabbing “a handful of [her] ass” while she posed for a photo with him — Taylor Swift delivered what many outlets have called “brave” and “badass” responses to a set of questions seemingly designed to shame and discredit her.
  • “I’m not going to let you or your client make me feel like this was my fault, because it isn’t,” she said, according to the New York Times, adding, “I’m being blamed for the unfortunate events of his life that are a product of his decisions. Not mine.” 
  • It makes sense that Swift is now being hailed as a hero for her testimony on Thursday: her answers were excellent. A less talked about — yet just as laudable — aspect of her testimony, though, came when Swift said she wasn’t surprised to hear Mueller call her cold after the fact. Read more (8/11/17)

After a string of sexual assaults, the Bravalla Music Festival…

After a string of sexual assaults, the Bravalla Music Festival in Sweden is going man-free.

Woman kicked out of pool for wearing “inappropriate”…

Woman kicked out of pool for wearing “inappropriate” one-piece bathing suit

  • “There are a lot of teenage boys in this complex, and you don’t need to excite them.”
  • That’s what 20-year-old Tori Jenkins says she was told by a leasing consultant at Smoky Crossing apartments in Seymour, Tennessee, after being forced to change her bathing suit, cover up or leave the complex’s pool, according to a viral Facebook post by her fiancée, Tyler Newman.
  • “I have never really witnessed sexual harassment and/or ‘rape culture’ until today with Smoky Crossing Apartments,” Newman wrote after the incident Tuesday. 
  • “Today my fiancée was told that she is less important than how men feel around her. That Tori is less important than a man’s urges to be sexual towards her.” Read more. (6/24/17, 5:26 PM)

A retired hockey star catcalled Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman on…

A retired hockey star catcalled Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman on stage and it didn’t go well

  • The first rule of presenting an award on live television? Don’t catcall the woman presenting it with you.
  • Hockey Hall-of Famer Marcel Dionne broke that rule on Wednesday, when he appeared onstage alongside Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman at the 2017 NHL Awards.
  • “I’m excited to be onstage with three-time Olympic gold medalist — look at those legs!” Dionne exclaimed, apparently deviating from the script he was reading on a teleprompter. 
  • As the crowd erupted into a mix of cheers and boos, Dionne gestured at Raisman’s legs and gave the audience a thumbs-up. Read more. (6/22/17, 2:28 PM)

Uber may ask CEO Travis Kalanick to step downUber CEO Travis…

Uber may ask CEO Travis Kalanick to step down

  • Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, whose reputation has taken a serious hit amid allegations he oversaw a rampant culture of sexual harassment, might be taking a little vacation.
  • Reuters reported Sunday a source says the company’s board is discussing having Kalanick walk away from the company for a period of time. It is also discussing “the possibility that Kalanick might return in a role with less authority, this person said, either in a position other than CEO or as CEO with narrower responsibilities and subject to stronger oversight.
  • “Attorneys hired by the board have made a number of recommendations to reform Uber’s policies which are likely to be implemented, although said lawyers did not address the issue of Kalanick’s role at the company. Read more. (6/11/2017 4:02 PM)

Ashley Graham speaks out about being sexually harassed at 17 For…

Ashley Graham speaks out about being sexually harassed at 17

  • For the first time, Ashley Graham is speaking out about an incident of sexual harassment dating back some 12 years ago.
  • In an interview in the July issue of Glamour, for which she appears on the cover, the 29-year-old plus-size supermodel recalled a photo assistant on the set of a shoot calling her into a closet, exposing his penis and asking her to grab it. Read more (6/5/17)

Another NJ state trooper charged after pulling over women to ask…

Another NJ state trooper charged after pulling over women to ask them out

  • A New Jersey state trooper has been criminally charged after a police investigation uncovered his sleazy work habit. 
  • As NJ.com reported, the officer is believed to have pulled over women drivers, just to badger them for dates.
  • State police say Eric Richardson, 31, stopped and “harassed” two separate women “about initiating a personal relationship,” according to a news release from the Office of the Attorney General. 
  • Richard apparently sustained his harassment through multiple traffic stops, telling one of the women he would arrest her if she didn’t give him her number. 
  • To cover up his advances, Richardson would reportedly turn off his dashboard camera and lie to dispatchers, saying he had pulled over men.
  • Richardson is suspended from duty, and faces charges of third-degree tampering with public records and fourth-degree falsifying or tampering with records, which carry respective fines of up to $15,000 and up to $10,000 and could land him in prison for up to five years. Read more (6/1/17)

Male tennis player Maxime Hamou booted from the French Open…

Male tennis player Maxime Hamou booted from the French Open after groping and trying to kiss reporter Maly Thomas