The gaming industry is plagued by accusations of discrimination and harassment. Companies must realize that a commitment to equity and diversity on paper is worthless without real action and change.
As politicians and experts meet to talk about how to make workplaces and homes safer for women, we also need to look at the bigger picture.
The scandals show just how much has changed since the movement burst onto the national scene four years ago.
Four scholars who study the role witnesses play in helping and protecting harassers say the role played by many in Cuomo’s office fit a pattern of silence, complicity and intimidation.
Sexual harassment and discrimination in gaming and tech is not inevitable or permanent, write experts in the field. The solutions are positive community standards and women in power.
Where policies do address online abuse and harassment, they’re largely ineffective in a world where academics engage with people in a variety of public platforms and through social media.
Simply including more women at organizations without addressing underlying power structures and practices does little good. Representation isn’t synonymous with change.
Could the resignation of Canada’s governor general represent a watershed moment for workers’ rights?
We have strong sexual harassment laws on paper. But there is too much emphasis on victims coming forward and making a complaint.
Canadian sport is still allowed to police itself when it comes to dealing with abuse and harassment.
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.
It can happen at work, on the street or at home – even by the people who love us. Everyday sexism might be hard to pin down, but it’s pervasive and creates an additional layer of stress for women.
The paper “Me Too: Does Workplace Sexual Harassment Hurt Firm Value?” shows that firms with high levels of sexual harassment decline in value.
Three-quarters of teenagers in our survey experienced exploitation, bullying, harassment or some other form of abuse in their first job.
Women facing harassment in the workplace don’t feel anyone would listen if they complained about the behaviour - so very often they put up with it, or leave the job.
Between November 2016 and October 2018, more than 130 government officials were publicly accused of sexual harassment or assault.
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.
Sexual assault in the workplace (and beyond) has many negative health benefits. It needs to be treated as a health and safety issue.
Courts have created three legal barriers that have made it much harder for workers to complain to their employers about sexual harassment.
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.