In a survey of 159 academics, nearly half reported sexual abuse or harassment.
"Fight sexism": graffiti in Turin November 2016
Academics and PhD students from a number of Australian universities have reported sexualised bullying, unfair workloads, sexual harassment and in some cases even sexual assault, usually from their superiors and supervisors.
The committee will review Australia’s compliance with our obligations under the women’s rights treaty.
Australia's record on women's rights will come under scrutiny, including its treatment of Indigenous women and girls, sexual harassment and violence against women.
Eurydice Dixon was murdered in a busy Melbourne park - how can we make these spaces safer for women?
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Australia has guidelines for designing safe parks, but the stories of many women show these are not enough. We must involve women in co-designing these shared public spaces.
Studies suggest few women formally complain about sexual harassment in the workplace.
Courts have created three legal barriers that have made it much harder for workers to complain to their employers about sexual harassment.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman at a news conference in New York in 2016.
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It's not shallow to be upset by the latest scandals. Learning about the bad behavior of people we admire can harm our very sense of self.
Alfred Nobel, whose will set up the prize system in 1895.
The long and turbulent history of the Nobel Prize for Literature continues.
A protester carries a #metoo sign at a Women’s March in Seattle on Jan. 20, 2018.
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After thousands of women spoke out against sexual harassment, scholars asked, does harassment affect women's health? Their findings suggest that it does.
Mosaics by artist Chuck Close on the walls of the new 86th Street subway station on the Second Avenue line in New York.
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In his short play from 1830, 'Mozart and Salieri,'
Russian poet Alexander Pushkin proposed that genius and evil are incompatible. Here's why this argument is worth revisiting in light of #MeToo.
The swoosh entered the #MeToo spotlight.
A revolt by women at the world’s largest sport brand revealed what companies and many others still don't understand about the nature of workplace harassment.
Attorney Gloria Allred, surrounded by Cosby accusers and their supporters after the guilty verdict.
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The women who overcame heavy opposition to fight for justice in the Cosby rape case.
Circe and Her Swine: Character sketches of romance, fiction and the drama, 1892 , New York, E. Hess.
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France's answer to #MeToo was #BalanceTonPorc -- "denounce your pig". An analysis of the idioms linking to sex and pigs provides some insights into why the hashtag hit home.
Do we need a code of conduct to clarify issues around sexual harassment or worse in the workplace or zero tolerance to send the right message?
Harvard faculty member accused of decades of sexual harassment.
The Harvard case shows that when sexual harassment occurs on campus, it not only leaves a trail of victims but hurts the institutional culture as well.
Sara Danius announcing her resignation as permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, April 12.
Allegations of sexual harassment have shaken the organisation that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature.
More than 70% of female students, and 26% of male students, have experienced sexual violence while at university.
Sexual assault and harassment are prevalent at U.S. colleges and universities.
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Colleges and universities can rid their campuses of sexual assault and sexual harassment if they do a few key things, a group of researchers argue.
The experiences and voices of women of colour, as well as many disadvantaged women, are hidden in the #MeToo movement.
Not all women have the capacity, or freedom, to speak out about their experiences of sexual violence – be it in the workplace or at home.
It’s important to define acts of sexual violence separately to punish perpetrators appropriately.
It's important to differentiate between various forms of sexual violence to punish perpetrators appropriately, and to help those affected to label and describe their experiences.
Recent violations of sexual harassment policies at universities have involved students as complainants.
Another case of alleged sexual harassment in academia highlights the slow progress being made to protect people from abuse.
Recent discussions about sexual harassment are both too much about sex and not enough.
#MeToo drew attention to sexual harassment in the workplace. But we are still overlooking other forms of discrimination and the insidious impact of sexual harassment on women's identities.