Posts Tagged sexual harassment

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 ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

By Katie and Juliana

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Guilt, booze and teenage rape

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

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Michelle Rodriguez talks about her career, the world talks about her sexuality. Latino Rebels talks about her ambition and her focus on female empowerment.

If you’re not reading the Pervocracy’s Cosmocking series (in which they make fun of the sexism and poor dating advice the magazine provides) start now.

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 ...

Rape culture attempts to silence Egyptian women

**Trigger warning**

In a recent survey from UN Women, 99.3 percent of all Egyptian women report being sexually harassed, and 91.5 percent have experienced unwelcome physical contact.

However, nestled within this spike of rampant sexual assault and rape of Egyptian women, justice for the victims and pressure for societal changes to address its own rape culture are lost and exploited for political gain. Egyptian society, not unlike many places in the West (or the world for that matter) blames victims for their assault. It is (as we are well aware) the victim blaming that silences. While Egypt law carries stiff punishment for rape an sexual assault, women are discouraged from reporting them, and men continue to commit these acts of violence ...

**Trigger warning**

In a recent survey from UN Women, 99.3 percent of all Egyptian women report being sexually harassed, and 91.5 percent have experienced unwelcome physical contact.

However, nestled within this spike of rampant sexual assault and rape ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

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Minors with disabilities held in solidarity confinement in San Francisco juvenile hall.

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More research on encouraging girls to pursue STEM.

The Pentagon’s new plan to combat military sexual assault doesn’t do enough.

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Unpaid interns are particularly vulnerable to sexual harassment.

Texts from the yellow wallpaper.

Drag in the military sparks

Check out Dean Spade’s trans* politics manifesto.

Since when does VICE produce good reporting on sexual violence?

Minors with disabilities held in solidarity confinement in San Francisco juvenile hall.

Little Libertarians on ...

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s hilarious, yet telling explanation why he’s a serial harasser

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is allegedly a serial sexual harasser.  Filner’s list of women coming forward to claim that he requested them to come to work without panties on and allegations of sexual assault and groping is growing as the days pass.  Currently, we are up to 10 women who have bravely stepped forward to tell their stories.

That Filner is an alleged serial sexual harasser though isn’t as interesting as his lawyer’s explanation for why Filner can’t treat his female colleagues with respect.  You see, Filner claims that the City of San Diego failed to provide him with sexual harassment training and in a way implying that they are in part to blame for his shameful conduct.  This was ...

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is allegedly a serial sexual harasser.  Filner’s list of women coming forward to claim that he requested them to come to work without panties on and allegations of sexual assault and groping ...

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