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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…
Advertising continues to portray women as charming keepers of the home, making it harder to succeed at work.
TV commercials continue to traffic in outmoded gender roles, relegating women to the home. A media scholar explains how these stereotypical portrayals can fuel workplace harassment by powerful men.
The Weinstein scandal is about more than just sex.
Videos and other material from the '80s and '90s remind us that harassment isn't about sex so much as discrimination, inequality and power.
Film producer Harvey Weinstein was fired from The Weinstein Company after a litany of sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape allegations came to light.
Public-facing feminism can often be a superficial distraction from systemic sexism.
Filmmaker Harvey Weinstein, shown attending a concert to raise money for the Robin Hood Foundation in 2013.
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Offering money as a form of atonement is easier for the movie mogul than finding someone who will accept it.
Harvey Weinstein arrives at the Oscars in 2014. In the wake of sexual harassment and abuse allegations against Weinstein, many in Hollywood are calling for sweeping changes to the entertainment industry to prevent the mistreatment of women.
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In the wake of recent horror stories about men in power who abuse women - like Harvey Weinstein - a professor at Lakehead breaks down rape culture and makes a few suggestions for men to make change.
Spinning its own tales.
The movie business has co-opted many into it's own dark narrative.
Harvey Weinstein (third from left) faces allegations, but it’s not just a problem in showbiz.
The nature of the entertainment industry has always made some more vulnerable.
Weinstein in Cannes.
Gathering testimonies is one thing, the next is to publish and risk the might of heavyweight lawyers.
Kathryn Bigelow: leading lady in film directing.
Women change working cultures – and as the Harvey Weinstein allegations show, Hollywood is badly in need of it.
Harvey Weinstein in 2013.
How pervasive is sexual harassment, and how can it be stopped?
The power disparity between Harvey Weinstein and his alleged victims plays into a range of myths and stereotypes about women.
Men like Harvey Weinstein have been able to abuse with relative impunity, despite many in the entertainment industry appearing to know or have suspicion of their behaviour.