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We’ve so much to be informed from Megan Fox’s #MeToo feedback

There’s a lot to celebrate about the voices amplified by #MeToo. There’s also a lot to learn from the voices who still feel uninvited to speak or unheard when they do. In a new interview with the New York Times, former Transformers star Megan Fox addressed why she hasn’t joined the numerous other women coming...CONTINUE READING
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Facebook ends forced arbitration for sexual misconduct claims after Google

Change, inspired by the #MeToo movement, appears to be contagious. Facebook will suspend its policy of forcing employees to present sexual misconduct claims at a secret legal proceeding known as arbitration, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. Now, employees will be able to file public lawsuits against the company and accusers instead of settling the...CONTINUE READING
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Google announces changes to sexual misconduct procedures

Google can apparently still live by “Don’t be evil” when it wants to. In an email sent to employees Thursday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that Google was making changes to the way that it handled sexual misconduct complaints. The new policies are the company‘s response to the employee walkouts last week protesting the company‘s...CONTINUE READING
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‘Will and Grace’ takes on the not-so-innocent bystanders in #MeToo episode

In December of last year, two months after the Harvey Weinstein exposé, Matt Damon made the point that “one thing that’s not being talked about is there are a whole s—load of guys […] who don’t do this kind of thing and whose lives aren’t going to be affected.” His comments were swiftly derided, because...CONTINUE READING
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As other offices storm the streets, Google’s LA protest is quiet and sequestered

Is it really a walk out if you barely… walk out? Google offices around the world protested sexual harassment and workplace discrimination at the company on Thursday. But in Los Angeles — a center of the #MeToo movement, thanks to Hollywood — Googlers staged a more staid, internal affair than the rabble-rousing actions of their...CONTINUE READING
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San Francisco Google employees walk out in protest of sexual harassment

On an unusually warm Nov. 1 morning in San Francisco, scores of Google employees walked out of their downtown office in protest.  The staged walkout had come together quickly, and followed the Oct. 25 news that Google execs paid Android creator Andy Rubin $90 million after determining that allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against him...CONTINUE READING
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Legal tools and big money are silencing #MeToo stories. The internet has the power the burst the dam.

A British billionaire tycoon flexed the might of his £2 billion wealth by attempting to block a national newspaper from publishing allegations of “sexual harassment and racial abuse of staff.”  Philip Green — the owner of Topshop — spent £500,000 on legal fees to obtain an interim injunction from the Court of Appeal preventing The...CONTINUE READING
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An injunction is keeping a UK #MeToo scandal from being published. The accused could still be named.

A “leading” British businessman has been granted an injunction order preventing a national newspaper from publishing allegations of “sexual harassment and racial abuse of staff.” According to an investigation by The Daily Telegraph, the allegations “would be sure to reignite the #MeToo movement against the mistreatment of women, minorities and others by powerful employers.”  SEE...CONTINUE READING
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Time’s Up UK fund pays out £1M to combat sexual assault and harassment

When the Justice and Equality Fund was set up earlier this year, it was kicked off with a £1million ($1,3 million) donation from Emma Watson and signed off on by more than 200 British women in the entertainment industry.  SEE ALSO: Why the UK has set up a separate fund to further the Time’s Up...CONTINUE READING
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Large Adult Sons are taking over Twitter with the ‘This is MY son’ meme

Watch out, Large Adult Sons are all over Twitter. In a now-deleted tweet, someone who goes by @MarlaReynoldsc3 posted a photo of a grinning man in uniform and wrote:  Yikes, right? Look at this Large Adult Son.Image: screenshot/@Marlareynoldsc3People responded in the most mature way possible. Not by explaining that the #MeToo movement isn’t the result...CONTINUE READING
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