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TIME magazine names 'The Silence Breakers' as 2017 Person of the Year

WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - TIME magazine has named the social movement aimed at raising awareness about sexual harassment and assault, epitomized by the #MeToo social media hashtag, as the most influential "person" in 2017, the publication announced on Wednesday. All of TIME's Person of the Year recipients: Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Beyond the Casting Couch - Part 2

If you are a sexual assault survivor...be aware that repeated exposure to the media's news stories is probably not in your best interest.

Can the “Teen Sex Comedy” Genre Survive the Consent Era Reckoning?

last weekHumor / odd : Geekosystem

As we enter into this new era of awareness around issues of consent and sexual assault and harassment, it seems inevitable that we’ll see some changes in the media we consume. I’ve seen and heard some conversations recently, both online and IRL, lamenting that movies and TV are going to have to get less “sexy,” […]

Uber Pledges $5 Million To Prevent Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Uber today announced a $5 million commitment over five years as part of its “Driving Change” campaign for sexual assault and domestic violence awareness and prevention initiatives in partnership with groups including Raliance, the National...Show More Summary

Uber adds training to help handle sexual assault complaints

last monthTechnology : Tech Talk

Uber is unveiling a company-wide effort to raise awareness of sexual assault, as it revamps how it handles customer complaints. Uber has faced multiple allegations of criminal behavior by its drivers, and a reported culture of harassment inside the company led to the resignation of its founder, Travis Kalanick, as CEO. Adriana Diaz reports.

Women of the Art World Rally Around Victims of Alleged Sexual Harassment at the Hands of Artforum Publisher

last monthHumor / odd : Geekosystem

As most women know, and as the world is becoming increasingly aware, sexism and sexual harassment and assault are not limited to the entertainment industry. Everywhere, from tech to government to sports, there are predators, mostly men, who feel so entitled to sex that they use their positions of power to take it from people. This time, it's the art world.

James Toback Goes on Vicious, Disgusting Rant Against Sexual Assault Accusers

Remember this time last week when most of us weren't even aware of the existence of James Toback? What a wonderful time that was. Yes, that ignorance sure was bliss, but since early last week, we've heard story after story about Toback,...Show More Summary

Mark Halperin Addresses Sexual Assault Claims

"Men harm in the work place. The new awareness is, of course, a positive development. For a long time at ABC News, I was part of the problem."

Correction: Otter-Sexual Harassment Actions story

In a story Oct. 23 about Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's efforts to raise awareness about sexual harassment and assault, The Associated Press reported erroneously the nature of a lawsuit against … Click to Continue »

Cats, Dogs, and #metoo

By Sally Raskoff There seems to be an emerging awareness of sexual harassment and sexual assault as more “open secrets” are exposed as some powerful men have recently been fired from their jobs. The hashtag #metoo has recently been circulating...

How Michael Phelps Conquered His Demons: ‘I Didn’t Want to Live’

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

The greatest Olympic athlete of all time—with a record 23 gold medals—opens up about Russian doping, his mental health struggles, and sexual assault awareness.

Sexual harassment in the wedding industry

This week our news feeds were flooded with two simple words: #MeToo. This trending hashtag has raised awareness regarding how devastatingly widespread sexual harassment and assault are in today’s society. The campaign began after activist Tarana...Show More Summary

Quentin Tarantino Admits He Was Aware of the Harvey Weinstein Allegations: ‘I Knew Enough to Do More Than I Did’

Days after the sexual assault and harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein became public, his close friend and collaborator Quentin Tarantino said he was “stunned and heartbroken” by the news, but needed time before making a full statement. That statement has now come in the form of an an interview with ... More »

State lawmaker shares 'me too' revelation of harassment

A state lawmaker is responding to actress Alyssa Milano's call to tweet "me too" to raise awareness of sexual harassment and assault following the recent revelation of decades of allegations … Click to Continue »

#MeToo: Stars Share Stories of Sexual Harassment, Assault

Alyssa Milano and a host of female celebrities are doing what they can on social media to raise awareness about sexual harassment and/or assault. In the wake of the troubling Harvey Weinstein rape allegations, and the ways in which Hollywood...Show More Summary

The #MeToo campaign is powerful, but does it do enough to fight rape culture?

Using the hashtag #MeToo, women, men, and nonbinary people are sharing their stories of sexual assault and sexual harassment on Twitter and Facebook to raise awareness of how common it is. The social media campaign made popular by actor Alyssa Milano has gone viral, but some journalists and activists have tweeted their skepticism of the idea that […]

Abigail Breslin Describes Her PTSD "Episodes" to Raise Awareness of the Effects of Domestic Violence

Abigail Breslin shared a photo of a bruise that she got from an attack of PTSD, which she developed after surviving domestic violence and sexual assault.

Women flood social media with 'Me too' message on sexual harassment and assault

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

If you’ve been on social media over the last day or two, you’ve seen it: “Me too.” Women—and a few men—are flooding Facebook and Twitter with that message to raise awareness about sexual harassment and assault.  x If youâÂ?Â?ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write âÂ?Â?me tooâÂ?Â? as a reply to this tweet. Show More Summary

Woody Allen Says Harvey Weinstein Scandal Is 'Very Sad For Everyone Involved'

Film director Woody Allen, who has been accused of sexual assault by his former stepdaughter, told the BBC Sunday that he was not aware of Harvey Weinstein’s history of sexual abuse, much of which has come to light in recent weeks.

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