Actor Rose McGowan was recently offered $1 million to agree to keep her settlement with Weinstein secret. She declined.
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Nondisclosure agreements are getting a bad rap these days because they've been used to prevent victims of sexual harassment and abuse from speaking out. But not all are nefarious.
We can't solve this problem until we acknowledge some deep-rooted beliefs about male and female roles in sex and relationships.
Humphrys spoke of a ‘witch hunt’.
It's not a witch hunt, it's not a joke and it really does matter.
The question is less why women are speaking up and more why are they only now being heard?
Companies are likely taking notice as more women speak up about workplace harassment.
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Companies have long tended to protect rather than punish high-profile harassers. That may change as the #MeToo movement inspires more women to speak out.
An activist during Jacob Zuma’s rape trial in 2006. He was acquitted and went on to become South Africa’s president.
The #Metoo campaign shows that we should not think of Harvey Weinstein as an isolated case, or just one bad apple. There are thousands more like him. Globally, sexual harassment has become normalised.
Charlie Chaplin with his wife Oona in 1944.
Chaplin – His Life and Art by David Robinson
The biggest name in the era of silent movies was also a serial sexual predator.
The secret settlements that leave the reputations of alleged sexual abuse perpetrators intact are also tax-deductible.
Secret payments in exchange for silence regarding work-related sexual abuse are usually tax-deductible. How about changing that?
Michael Fallon has resigned as defence minister over allegations against him.
If ever there was a time to think seriously about whether parliament represents the people, it's now.
The unpleasant influence of the adult entertainment industry.
A #MeToo protestor encourages others to ‘balance ton porc’ – expose their aggressors.
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The mere existence of mechanisms to report incidents at work is not enough – whistleblowers have to believe they'll be believed.
Sex education in some American high schools is evolving to include to curb sexual assaults.
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Incorporating lessons on healthy sexual behavior into sex ed classes and special prevention programs for youth could be key to reducing sexual violence, experts say.
The virgin martyr Saint Agatha of Sicily.
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The virgin martyrs were slaughtered to stop them speaking out, and yet their stories have prevailed.
Gretchen Carlson at an event Oct. 17, 2017 to promote a book she has written on how harassed women can empower themselves.
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Sexual harassment of women is detrimental not only because of setbacks it causes in the workplace. It also harms women's health. Here's how I discovered how widespread it is.
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Women's voices have been seen as unwanted or untruthful, but the snowballing sexual assault revelations from the #MeToo campaign show that women must find their voices.
Public transport is consistently identified as one of the most notorious spaces for public harassment.
A new campaign targeting sexual assault on public transport is a positive development in some respects, but is unlikely to generate substantive, longer-term change.
Women in crisis settings, such as refugee camps and war zones, are particularly likely to experience sexual assault.
Hollywood's sexual predation scandals are just the tip of the iceberg. One in three women worldwide has been physically or sexually assaulted, and many girls' first sexual experience is forced.
It’s not always obvious and it often goes unreported.
In the wake of the #MeToo campaign we need to build cultures that do not tolerate any level of harassment at work.
If you see something, say something.
Research shows that few people take a stand when they witness sexual harassment. Until that changes, this predatory behavior will haunt American workplaces.
Harvey Weinstein: the allegations against him cast a spotlight on the stories we prize in literature and film.
Woody Allen said it was “sad”. Quentin Tarantino said he needed to nurse his own “pain” and “emotions” about the revelations. Oliver Stone took it further – it was not just that he gave the nod to Woody…