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.
When you play 'devil's advocate', you minimise the problem.
A 19-year-old first-year student from Promoting Opportunities for Women in Engineering at McGill addresses Grade 11 students in 2017 in Montréal. Progress has been made to encourage more women to study STEM since the Montréal Massacre in 1989.
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Engineering is in a better place than in 1989. More women are studying the field, and academic administrators and managers want to hire female engineers. But more work is still needed.
Drawing Power brings together 60 comics artists to talk about sexual violence. Sabba Khan’s Borders Broken, Edges Blurred is ‘an extraordinarily powerful story about child sex abuse’
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This searing new comics anthology edited by Diane Noomin shows us stories of sexual violence, harassment and – most critically – survival.
A new study shows that workplace sexual harassment significantly impacts the bottom line.
The paper "Me Too: Does Workplace Sexual Harassment Hurt Firm Value?" shows that firms with high levels of sexual harassment decline in value.
Al Franken, second from right, resigned from the U.S. Senate last year after accusations of sexual impropriety.
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Good-character testimonies from some people don’t shield a person from being questioned about whether they have sexually harassed others.
For young women in Queensland, the risk of unwanted sexual attention is high when they go out at night.
Rates of unwelcome advances haven't changed under Queensland's 'Tackling Alcohol-Fuelled Violence' policies. In one entertainment district, it happened to 26% of women the night they were interviewed.
There has been sustained criticism of the Liberal Party for its under-representation of women in parliament.
What's needed is strong leadership and sustained public pressure that makes it is harder for political parties to turn a blind eye to sexual harassment and assault.
In our research, one-third of women experienced sexual objectification at least once.
Researchers asked women to log the times they felt sexually objectified on their smartphones. They found objectification harms women's well-being – even if they're just witnessing it.
There's a woeful lack of data on sexual offences within the military. And the data that is available indicates there is a significant problem.
Indonesia women attending a meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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The Supreme Court created a guidelines that aimed for justices to treat women fairly. But it denied its own equality push when it came to the case of Baiq Nuril Maknun.
All together now?
Major US environmental organizations have promised to diversify their staffs and boards for more than 20 years, but moved slowly. Will workplace scandals make a difference?
Stories are a helpful tool when teaching about gender-based violence.
Sexual violence is a global phenomenon that's been around for centuries.
Bright light does not necessarily make a space feel safer, as seen here where there’s a sharp drop-off into dark shadows at the edge of the path.
Bright lighting alone does not make a space feel safe. It can blind and disorientate and create dark shadows at the edges. Tellingly, 'unsafe' places had much higher illuminance than 'safe' places.
A cultural shift may be underway that reporting sexual harassment won’t necessarily impede a woman’s career advancement.
By chance, a sociologist started an experiment the day sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein became public. As the #MeToo movement gained steam, people's responses changed.
In a survey, 81% of women and 43% of men said that they had experienced sexual harassment or assault at least once.
Since #MeToo, the number of women and men who say that they've been sexually assaulted or harassed in recent months has not changed much.
The body plays a crucial role in Instagram influencers’ selfies.
A study of Instagram influencers has found most employ a highly sexualised aesthetic drawn from mainstream adult film. And many are subject to sexual harassment, ranging from aggressive comments to physical threats.
In handing Geoffrey Rush a victory in his defamation case against The Daily Telegraph, the judge said the actor’s reputation was harmed by a “recklessly irresponsible piece of sensational journalism.”
The judgement is a personal and legal vindication for the actor, but it may have unintended side effects for the #MeToo movement and the reporting of sexual harassment allegations.
Thousands of women march on the occasion of International Women’s Day in Mexico City, March 8, 2019.
The backlash against sexual harassment and assault of women in Mexico was slow to get started, but thanks to a Twitter campaign, women in all professions are now beginning to speak out.
It wasn’t okay to touch people inappropriately in the 1970s and 80s, and it still isn’t now.
A WA police officer was recently found not guilty of indecent assault after pinching a woman's backside, because he did it for laughs.