Uber is the latest Silicon Valley company to find itself accused of sexism.
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The escalating indifference with which Uber allegedly reacted to a software engineer's harassment claims is the norm in the corporate world, where enforcing civil rights laws is seen as a tax on profits.
More needs to be done to protect people in astronomy from those who seek to abuse or harass others.
Allegations of abuse within CSIRO's astronomy division reveal how it can damage lives and careers. Much of this was hidden from view, including from friends and colleagues.
The release of CCTV footage of Melbourne woman Jill Meagher’s last moments via social media channels assisted in apprehending her killer.
Like many other advancements in communication technology, social media has a good, a bad and an ugly side when it comes to its relationship with crime, criminal justice and the law.
Sydney man Zane Alchin pleaded guilty to bombarding young women on Facebook with graphic, sexually violent messages.
A case in Sydney is the latest instance in which the powers-that-be contribute to the widespread victim-blaming and perpetrator-exonerating in relation to cyber violence against women and girls.
A poster of Gretchen Carlson, who is suing former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes for sexual harassment.
People who experience trauma often don't discuss it until long after the incident has occurred. A lack of empathy is part of the reason.
Academics may feel especially ashamed if they’re harassed by those over whom they have authority.
Sexual harassment is a pernicious problem at universities. But not much is known in South Africa about students sexually harassing academics.
A whole-of-community approach works best in shifting cultural attitudes and behaviours.
Most Australian women (87%) have experienced some form of street harassment, whether it's whistles, stares, unwanted comments or being followed by strangers in the street – often before the age of 18.
An artist’s representation of how different people are involved in bullying.
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Research shows that teachers either overlook bullying behaviors or even endorse them.
Some survivors are using social media and other online platforms to share their experiences of sexual violence and seek support.
By speaking out about sexual violence and creating safe online spaces to seek support, victim-survivors may also encourage others to report the crime.
Enough! There is a way to end the harassment of women in science.
The public outing of a number of high profile scientists in sexual harassment cases shows the current system of protecting women isn't working. But there is a solution.
More than a third of school principals have suffered physical violence from parents and students.
School principals are experiencing increasing levels of violence and threats from students and parents. What needs to change?
A researcher buried in records requests can’t attend to actual science.
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Some activists use open records requests to bully researchers – distracting them from their actual work and silencing others who don't want to draw attention.
All spaces should be safe.
We must place the responsibility for preventing assault firmly on men's shoulders.