Despite calls for action, the Canadian government has been slow to address allegations of sexual abuse in sporting bodies.
The lack of government action in response to allegations of sexual abuse in Canadian sport contrasts with the response to previous scandals and highlights the racial and gender inequalities at play.
Defence Minister Anita Anand holds a media availability on Parliament Hill in December 2022 on her report to Parliament on culture change reforms at the Canadian Armed Forces. It’s the latest of many pledges to reform the CAF’s culture.
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Sexual violence in the Canadian Armed Forces is a common, dominant and serious issue that can have severe consequences for victims. Why is the military so slow to seriously address it?
Allegations of bullying and misconduct are a worrying sign for British democracy.
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When civil servants and MPs can’t speak up against ministers, they can’t do their jobs properly.
Fans of the Portland Thorns hold protest signs during a game in 2021.
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A new report has highlighted ‘systemic’ verbal, emotional and sexual abuse of women’s soccer players. Many feared retaliation if they spoke out, while others didn’t think it was their place.
Sexual harassment affects almost one out of every two college students.
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Colleges do a poor job of screening applicants for prior history of sexual misconduct in the workplace. A sociologist and a law professor explain how that can change.
The male cast of ‘And Just Like That’ — Chris Noth on the far right — pose before the show’s premiere in December 2021 in New York.
The popularity of hashtags like #MeToo speaks to society’s increasing embrace of important issues like sexual assault and harassment
In 2017, Louis C.K. fell from grace after he was accused of sexual misconduct.
Cancel culture is what is left when people who have caused harm fail to actively accept responsibility and work to repair that harm.
The Chicago Blackhawks are currently being sued by a former player who is accusing an assistant coach of sexual assault in 2010, at the time the team largely ignored the allegations.
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Incidents of sexual misconduct, and how they have been handled, highlight the lack of accountability in professional sports, and the problems that this situation creates.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo stubbornly fought sexual harassment charges, as many executives do in business.
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CEOs in private industry who have been accused of sexual harassment can cost their companies if they do as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo did and fight the charges.
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
Women’s Liberation supporters staging a sit-down protest in Trafalgar Square Post Office after a rally
As women around the world call out sexual misconduct, the role of men in rooting out misogyny needs to be considered
Vice-Admiral Haydn Edmundson manages military personnel command, which gives him authority over career consequences for military members found to have engaged in sexual misconduct, he is on indefinite leave with pay after being accused of sexually assaulting a subordinate.
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Deeper levels of comprehension are needed to understand the embedded inequalities and misconducts in the Canadian Armed Forces.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces an investigation over an alleged pattern of sexually harassing and intimidating women employees.
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Men accused of sexual harassment, including New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, often refer to their accomplishments in their responses. Their power is their defense, and it blinds them to their victims’ suffering.
New research sheds light on why sexual misconduct and bullying is so common in political offices and why political staffers have few options to hold those in power to account.
Trust is key for school resource officers to be effective, research shows.
When school resource officers run afoul of the law, more often than not the reason is sexual misconduct with students, research shows.
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.
Colorado state senator Randy Baumgardner was accused of inappropriately touching a former legislative aide.
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Between November 2016 and October 2018, more than 130 government officials were publicly accused of sexual harassment or assault.
Luke Foley holds his resignation press conference, in a disaster for Labor as it prepares for an election in just over four months.
Luke Foley was little known among the voting public but seen as doing a competent job against an unpopular government before being forced out as leader over sexual misconduct claims.
Google employees protest outside the company’s Mountain View, California, headquarters.
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The walkout by thousands of Google employees around the world was historic, both because of who was protesting and what their demands were. It may even mark the start of something new.
Cambridge launched a campaign against harassment and sexual misconduct in 2017.
Staff and students came forward after Cambridge launched an anonymous reporting tool in May 2017.