Posts Tagged sexual harassment

New Anita Hill documentary premieres at Sundance

This week, Anita, a new film documenting the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Via EBONY.com, more than 20 years since the divisive confirmation hearings which made Anita Hill a household name. Right now is probably a good time to remind everyone that even though he was eventually confirmed, Anita Hill’s account of the sexual harassment she experience working under Thomas was corroborated by additional witnesses that the public likely never heard of.

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This week, Anita, a new film documenting the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Via EBONY.com, more than 20 years since the divisive confirmation hearings which made Anita Hill ...

New Indian ad turns the spotlight on leering men

I love this simple and effective video. Created by a film school in India to mark the one year anniversary of the Delhi gang rape that sparked international attention around rape culture in the country, the ad shows men leering at women in the street. The lyrics of the song say in Hindi, “Look how you look when you’re looking at me.” And as the men gradually realize when forced to look at their own gazes in the mirror,  the answer is: really effing creepy. 

I love this simple and effective video. Created by a film school in India to mark the one year anniversary of the Delhi gang rape that sparked international attention around rape culture in the ...

Quick Hit: “Am I actually any good at writing, or was he just supporting me because he was sexually interested in me?”

Science writer Hannah Waters, who is a friend of mine, has a brave and important piece up at LadyBits about her experience being sexually harassed by an editor.

Hannah is speaking out now because earlier this week another writer, Monica Byrne, accused the same person, Bora Zivkovic, editor of Scientific American’s blog network, of harassment. As friends and colleagues rally to defend the accused and ridicule the accuser (boy, these stories play out so predictably, don’t they?) Hannah wrote her piece to “let Monica know that she is not crazy, as people on Twitter are saying, and that she is not alone.”

It’s a great piece. Hannah skillfully conveys why harassment that’s subtle enough that you can second-guess your own experience of it can be so ...

Science writer Hannah Waters, who is a friend of mine, has a brave and important piece up at LadyBits about her experience being sexually harassed by an editor.

Hannah is speaking out now because earlier this ...

Court rules unpaid intern can’t sue for sexual harassment

You can’t be serious!  A woman who was allegedly sexually harassed while working an unpaid internship cannot sue her harasser because she was unpaid.

Via ThinkProgress:

When unpaid interns encounter sexual harassment at work, federal law tells them tough luck. Some states and cities have expanded discrimination and harassment definitions to interns, but that does not include New York City, where a district court dismissed a sexual harassment claim from a former intern at Phoenix Satellite Television, Lihuan Wang. The reason she is not protected, the court said, was because she was not a compensated employee.

In January, Wang filed a complaint that two weeks into her internship in 2010, her supervisor had allegedly invited Wang to his hotel room, ...

You can’t be serious!  A woman who was allegedly sexually harassed while working an unpaid internship cannot sue her harasser because she was unpaid.

Via ThinkProgress:

When unpaid interns encounter sexual harassment at work, federal ...

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This video of Senator Elizabeth Warren’s speech against the government shutdown gave me goosebumps.

Are we

By Katie and Juliana

New report illustrates obstacles for Trans immigrants

Guilt, booze and teenage rape

More than half of female doctors in Australia sexually harassed by patients

Meet the Members of Congress ...

Women: stop getting yourselves sexually harassed!

When I saw the following headline, I thought I had accidentally stumbled onto The Onion website:

Formal complaints over sexism should be last resort for women:  The negative impact of formal reporting outweighs any benefits, writes a lawyer. Instead, define your boundaries early on.

But no, I was on The Guardian’s website, in a section called “Women in Leadership,” no less. Since Women in Leadership defines itself as  a “community” which “discuss[es] the lack of women at the top and what we can do to change this,” I was sure that the op-ed they posted on Tuesday wasn’t as sexist and ridiculous as it seemed. So, I read the whole thing, waiting for the moment when the author would ...

When I saw the following headline, I thought I had accidentally stumbled onto The Onion website:

Formal complaints over sexism should be last resort for women:  The negative impact of formal reporting outweighs any benefits, writes a ...

Number of the Day: 18

That’s how many women came forward accusing San Diego mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment before he’s finally resigned.

Filner apologized for his behavior last month and checked himself into behavioral therapy, but refused to step down. (I mean, I’m all for people getting the help they need, but I’d be surprised if Filner has any problems that can’t be explained as Sexist Entitled Douchebag Syndrome.) Now, he’s apparently reached a deal in mediation negotiations and, after it is officially approved by the city council, is expected to vacate his office by the end of the week

That’s how many women came forward accusing San Diego mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment before he’s finally resigned.

Filner apologized for his behavior last month and checked himself into behavioral therapy, but refused to ...

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