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UNAIDS Head Asked To Resign Following 'Culture Of Bullying' Scandal

Michael Sidibe announced that he will end his term as executive director of UNAIDS in 2019. A recent report called out Sidibe and the agency for fostering a culture of bullying and harassment.

Public Health December 14, 2018

Sexual Assault And Harassment Can Have Long-Term Adverse Effects On Women's Health

A study found a link between a woman's experience of sexual harassment and sexual assault to the risk of hypertension, depression, and anxiety. The report came in the wake of the #MeToo movement that rocked Hollywood in the past year.

Public Health October 4, 2018

Jane Fonda Shares Insights On #MeToo Movement

In a luncheon for 'Jane Fonda in Five Acts,' the actress reaffirmed her support for the #MeToo movement. She said that while she believes that abusers can still return to the world, they should not be let off easily.

Celebrities September 23, 2018

Women Enlisted In The Military Should Expect To Be Sexually Harassed, Wife Of White House Official Claims

The wife of a White House official claimed that women who enlist in the military should expect to be sexually harassed. The woman's controversial remarks were made during her radio show in 2009.

Public Health July 12, 2018

Alleged Sexual Abuser Woody Allen Says He Should Be The Poster Boy For #MeToo Movement

Woody Allen wants to be the poster boy of the MeToo movement. He’s also disappointed for being lumped in with those accused of sexual harassment and tired of a sexual allegation that keeps coming back to haunt him.

Movies/TV Shows June 5, 2018

Accused Of Sexual Misconduct, Morgan Freeman Says ‘I Did Not Assault Women’

Morgan Freeman is the latest actor to get hit with sexual misconduct allegations, with eight people saying they were victims of his sexually inappropriate behavior on set. Freeman, however, says he didn’t assault women.

Movies/TV Shows May 29, 2018

Charlize Theron To Play Megyn Kelly In New Roger Ailes Sexual Harrassment Movie

Charlize Theron will portray former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly in an upcoming film about sexual misconduct allegations against Roger Ailes. The film will be directed by Jay Roach.

Movies/TV Shows May 23, 2018

The Fifth Element Director Luc Besson Accused Of Drugging, Raping Woman In Paris

Luc Besson is the latest to be accused of rape, adding to the growing list of men in Hollywood alleged with sexual misconduct. Besson denies the allegations against him.

Movies/TV Shows May 21, 2018

Bill Cosby, Roman Polanski Kicked Out Of Film Academy

The Film Academy expelled two longtime members: Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski, both of which are guilty of sexual offenses. More people might get kicked out as the Academy continues to adopt its new standards of conduct.

Movies/TV Shows May 5, 2018

Harvey Weinstein Thinks Hollywood Will Eventually Forgive Him, According To Piers Morgan

Harvey Weinstein apparently thinks Hollywood will welcome him again one day despite multiple accusations of sexual misconduct. That’s according to Piers Morgan, who thinks Weinstein is a fascinating character.

Movies/TV Shows May 1, 2018

There Might Be A #MeToo Show Hosted By Charlie Rose, One Of The Accused Harassers

There’s a #MeToo series in the works starring Charlie Rose, one of the men accused of sexual misconduct. In it, he’ll interview other disgraced men to hear their stories.

Movies/TV Shows April 27, 2018

Harvey Weinstein Sexual Assault Scandal To Get Film Adaptation In The Style Of Oscar-Winning Film ‘Spotlight’

Disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein will be the subject of an upcoming film detailing the various threats journalists received when digging up allegations of his sexual assault and rape. The film will be based on Pulitzer Prize-winning reports.

Movies/TV Shows April 26, 2018

Twitch Updates Guidelines: ‘Hate Simply Has No Place In The Twitch Community’

Twitch just laid down a revised set of policies to combat harassment, sexual content, and hate speech proliferating the site. Surprisingly, the policies extend beyond its own platform.

Internet February 9, 2018

Woman Sues Washington Hospital For Taking Nude Photos Of Her While In Surgery

When Sheila Harosky underwent surgery, she didn’t know her surgeon would be taking photographs of her while she was naked. Now, she’s suing the hospital and people involved in the incident.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 30, 2017

HQ Trivia Is Having Some Fundraising Woes Because One Of Its Founders Is Allegedly ‘Creepy’

HQ Trivia cofounder Colin Kroll has exhibited creepy behavior toward women colleagues, on top of bad managerial practices, according to sources. As a result, investors are stepping away from investing in the app.

Business Tech December 19, 2017

Gaming Forum Site NeoGAF Goes Down After Owner Faces Sexual Assault Allegations

NeoGAF's Tyler Malka has been accused of sexual harassment again, and this time, it has lead to the shutdown of the site, its future uncertain. Moderators became angry and quit after Malka began censoring threads bringing up the allegations.

Internet October 23, 2017

500 Startups Changes Leadership As Sexual Harassment Shakes Silicon Valley

500 Startups co-founder Dave McClure has resigned after admitting he was a 'creep' and hit on women in work-related environments. Amid the whole sexual harassment matter, Christine Tsai took over as CEO.

Business Tech July 4, 2017

Uber Keeps Bleeding Executives: Travis Kalanick Resigns As CEO At Shareholders' Request

Uber has been struggling to handle an executive exodus and sexual harassment allegations, and now it's headed into a new chapter. Amid mounting pressure from shareholders, Travis Kalanick has resigned as CEO.

Business Tech June 21, 2017

Uber Meeting About Sexism Goes Awry As Board Member Makes Sexist Joke (UPDATE: David Bonderman Resigns)

The all-hands meeting of Uber regarding CEO Travis Kalanick and the rampant sexism in the workplace took a hard turn toward the wrong way when board member David Bonderman inappropriately made a sexist joke.

Business Tech June 13, 2017

Female Dragonflies Fake Death To Avoid Sexual Harassment

A zoologist made a surprising discovery while observing odonates in the Swiss Alps. Female dragonflies pretend to die when harassed by males that wish to mate.

Animals April 30, 2017

Uber's Never-Ending Troubles: A Quick Recap Of What Has Happened So Far

Uber has been besieged with bad news as of late. The company has been saddled with claims of sexual harassment from former employees, and its CEO has suffered a meltdown during a heated exchange with an Uber driver.

Business Tech March 6, 2017

Uber Executive Told To Resign Over Undisclosed Sexual Harassment Allegations During Stint At Google

Uber has asked its senior VP of engineering to resign over undisclosed sexual harassment claims made during his former post at Google. The resignation comes at a time during the company’s headfirst dive into sexist workplace controversies.

Business Tech February 28, 2017

After Claims Of Sexism, More Stories Of Uber’s Abusive Workplace Culture Surface

After former employee Susan Fowler revealed the workplace sexism she allegedly experienced at Uber, more negative stories of the company's workplace culture have surfaced, including homophobic slurs and instances of sexual harassment.

Business Tech February 23, 2017

Uber Employees Report 'Honest, Raw And Emotional' Staff Meeting Amid Scandal Over Sexist And Abusive Workplace Culture

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick held an 'honest, raw and emotional' staff meeting about sexism, after a former engineer detailed a sexist, discriminatory and abusive workplace culture. Uber employees said Kalanick apologized and seemed truly invested into sorting this out.

Business Tech February 22, 2017

Sex Scandals In The Privacy World: Tor Project Confirms Developer Jacob Appelbaum's Sexual Misconduct Following Investigation

The Tor Project investigation into Jacob Appelbaum’s purported sexual misconduct came to a conclusion. The developer and privacy group advocate was guilty of sexual harassing multiple people, Tor’s inquiry found.

Business Tech July 28, 2016

Frat Suspended By Penn State Due To Links To Nude Photo Facebook Page

Penn State University has shut down a fraternity linked to a private Facebook page with photos of unconscious, naked women. The Kappa Delta Rho will not be acknowledged as a campus organization until May 2018.

Society May 28, 2015

Jury Verdict On Ellen Pao vs. Kleiner Perkins: No Gender Discrimination

While she lost the high-profile gender discrimination and sexual harassment suit, Ellen Pao says the media attention spotlighting the issues is a victory in itself.

Legal March 29, 2015

Former IPCC Head Pachauri Granted Bail Till March 27

A lot can happen in a month but for Rajendra Pachauri, it can be anything but arrest, as a Delhi court granted the former IPCC head interim bail.

February 26, 2015

UN Climate Head Rajendra Pachauri Steps Down After Sexual Harassment Allegations

Acknowledging his inability to provide strong leadership as sexual harassment allegations hang over his head, Rajendra Pachauri resigned as head of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Society February 25, 2015

American Apparel Lays Down New Sexual Harassment Policies

American Apparel is implementing a new sexual harassment policy following the firing of its founder, who is accused of committing misconduct against female employees.

Society January 9, 2015

Harvard Law School Violated Title IX, Agrees to Revise Sexual Harrassment Policy

Department of Education investigation of school over its handling of sexual harassment complaints found it in violation of federal guidelines. Harvard Law has agreed to update it policies.

Society December 30, 2014

Game Reviewer Contacts Moms After Receiving Rape Threats From Sons

Australian video game reviewer and YouTube host took a stand against trolls by contacting the mothers of boys who have sent her offensive messages.

Internet Culture December 1, 2014

Twitter, WAM! partnership now makes it possible to report gender-based harassment on Twitter

Twitter works with a women’s rights group to create an online tool for reporting trolling, abuse and harassment on the microblogging platform.

Internet November 7, 2014

This video imagines what street harassment looks like for a white man

With a parody of the viral street harassment video, Funny or Die calls out white male privilege in a humorous way. The video is funny while still presenting social commentary about a sensitive issue.

Internet Culture October 30, 2014

One in six female MIT undergrad sexually assaulted: Survey

An alarming one in six female undergraduate students has fallen victim to a sex crime such as rape, according to a survey from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Only five percent of those women, however, report the attack.

Internet Culture October 29, 2014

Watch this woman get catcalled more than a 100 times in a 10 hour period

A new PSA shows what it is like to experience constant catcalls in New York City.

Internet Culture October 28, 2014

Tinder, VP for marketing settle sexual harassment lawsuit

A lawsuit involving one of Tinder’s co-founders and the company’s chief marketing officer was finally settled. The lawsuit, which involved sexual harassment and discrimination charges, was filed in June.

Business September 10, 2014

Female Yahoo executive accused of sexual harassment

Maria Zhang, a high-ranking female executive at Yahoo, is being sued for sexual harassment by a former employee.

Legal July 17, 2014

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