Students at Howard University are already calling for Phylicia Rashad’s resignation as dean.
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A single Tweet the day before she took over as dean of the College of Fine Arts at Howard University has led to calls for Phylicia Rashad’s ouster. A scholar on college deans weighs in on what’s next.
William Hurt and Katheen Turner in an intimate scene from the film Body Heat, 1981.
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It’s not the sole answer to fixing structural inequalities, but as a profession committed to addressing harassment and abuse on set, it’s clearly needed
Harvey Weinstein arrives at the Manhattan Criminal Court, on February 24, 2020 in New York City. On March 11 he was sentenced to 23 years in prison for criminal sexual acts and rape.
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Scandals are violent shocks to social systems, yet not all questionable behaviour produces scandal. How can we explain that some figures escape the consequences of their own behavior while others don’t?
Protesters attended Harvey Weinstein’s first day of trial.
Harvey Weinstein’s conviction isn’t the norm for perpetrators of sexual violence.
Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein (centre) has been convicted of rape in the third degree and a criminal sex act in the first degree.
Achieving justice in response to sexual violence is complex, and we should treat the Weinstein conviction with some caution.
Harvey Weinstein leaves the court after prosecutors completed their closing argument in his rape trial on Feb. 14, 2020.
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Studies show the physical and emotional pain of minorities and women is often discounted by both the U.S. justice and health care systems. That has serious consequences.
Harvey Weinstein leaves for the day during his trial on charges of rape and sexual assault, in New York, Jan. 28, 2020.
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As women began to come forward with experiences of rape and abuse, backlash came forward too. The notion of ‘false memory’ developed to explain away assault. Here’s why that notion itself is untrue.
Don’t worry, an innocuous chat by the water cooler won’t get you fired.
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The backlash has given way to a simmering male anxiety that an innocuous comment could lead to a sexual harassment accusation.
The jury at the Weinstein trial will have to check their biases about consent.
As the Harvey Weinstein trials start, a psychology scholar explains why jurors may be biased on the question of consent. While the situations examined in these studies are not equivalent to sexual assault, they illustrate a pervasive psychological bias.
Weinstein may be on trial, but lots of lawyers enabled his misconduct.
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The New York Times reporters who broke the Weinstein story show how lawyers – whether ones who represented him or his victims – enabled the movie mogul’s wrongdoing.
Though #MeToo has changed some aspects of media reporting, there is still much to be done.
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The #MeToo movement brought to light the extent of sexual violence in the community, largely through the media. But there is still a long way to go to overturn stereotypes and shut down online abuse.
Indian women hold protests against sexual violence.
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Women in countries such as India, Pakistan and others have long organized campaigns against sexual violence – many of which have resulted in stronger laws in these countries.
The racial nature of the campaign lies behind the poor uptake in Africa.
The visibility of #MeToo makes it easy to overlook the very powerful campaigns against sexual violence in Africa.
What if investors could identify risks from companies’ approaches to gender early?
Gender lens analysis identifies risks and opportunities early. It is catching on.
Rose McGowan, with #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, was among the first women to speak out against Harvey Weinstein.
Workers are increasingly not keeping their employers’ secrets secret, as evidenced by the mass whistleblower event that is the #MeToo movement.
This Nov. 14, 2018 photo shows six women who have filed a lawsuit against Dartmouth College in New Hampshire for allegedly allowing three professors to create a culture in their department that encouraged drunken parties and subjected female graduate students to harassment, groping and sexual assault.
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It’s time to stop surveying women about their experiences as rape victims, time to research the men who perpetrate these crimes and work to inebriate and isolate women.
Christine Blasey Ford prepares to face the Senate.
Senators followed a playbook familiar to millions of women. In promoting men, companies and other organizations have frequently brushed aside allegations of sexual assault and harassment.
Les Moonves walked away from CBS after being accused of sexual assault.
Moonves, accused by 12 women of sexual harassment and assault, managed to walk away with a face-saving exit package that may even include some of his $182 million severance.
Rock'n'Roll has long been associated with sexual misconduct but there are signs the industry is waking up to this.
Allies at last?
New legal boilerplate in corporate merger agreements signals just how important #MeToo has become – not just as a social movement but as a business risk.