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Category / Sexual Harassment

#MeToo has sparked a big shift in attitudes towards harassment, new research shows

#MeToo. Those were the two words that started a revolution. One year on from the outpouring of profoundly personal stories about sexual harassment and violence, research has found that the movement prompted a major shift in people’s attitude’s towards harassment.  SEE ALSO: Women over 50 see sexual harassment very differently than millennials New research by...CONTINUE READING
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‘Women must be heard’: Time’s Up calls for walkout in light of Brett Kavanaugh accusations

Wear black and walk out. That’s what the Time’s Up movement against systemic sexual harassment and abuse has called for on Monday, following multiple accusations aimed at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. SEE ALSO: #DearProfessorFord: Actresses support Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser ahead of hearings On Sunday night, the activist group posted the rallying cry on Twitter,...CONTINUE READING
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#DearProfessorFord: Actresses support Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser ahead of hearings

Hollywood actresses and women from around the U.S., some being key members of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, have shown their support for Christine Blasey Ford. Blasey, a professor at California’s Palo Alto University, who recently accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, has seen significant public support after she made the...CONTINUE READING
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More allegations of sexism and harassment hit ‘League of Legends’ developer Riot Games

More allegations of sexism and harassment have surfaced against Riot Games, the developers behind one of the most popular multiplayer games of all time, League of Legends.  Kotaku published an article on the accusations Wednesday evening, roughly a month after its bombshell report detailing a pattern of sexism, misogyny, and harassment at Riot Games —...CONTINUE READING
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Olivia Munn felt ‘blindsided’ by ‘The Predator’ casting registered sex offender

After learning that she shared a scene in The Predator with a registered sex offender, Olivia Munn took action and had the scene deleted from the filmIn conversation with Ellen DeGeneres, Munn offered more details about learning the truth about Steven Wilder Striegel and about the difficulty of sharing uncomfortable facts in Hollywood.  SEE ALSO:...CONTINUE READING
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Nicole Kidman reportedly playing Gretchen Carlson in Fox News harassment film

A little over 10 months after the Harvey Weinstein revelations brought #MeToo to the fore, we’re finally seeing films set to tackle workplace sexual harassment take shape. According to a report in Variety, Nicole Kidman is “in talks” to play former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson in a yet-to-be-titled Annapurna film about the women who...CONTINUE READING
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Guy Pearce says Kevin Spacey was ‘handsy’ while filming ‘LA Confidential’

Guy Pearce has spoken about his time working with Kevin Spacey, saying the actor was “handsy” on the set of L.A. Confidential. The Australian actor vaguely spoke to his experience with his co-star, who has been accused of multiple instances of sexual misconduct and abuse, on Andrew Denton’s Interview on Tuesday.  SEE ALSO: The ‘Arrested Development’...CONTINUE READING
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Alison Brie on the all-too-real #MeToo experiences behind that ‘GLOW’ Season 2 scene

The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are back. And despite the era it’s set in, the recently released Season 2 tells a story centered around women that — for better and worse — feels utterly timeless in its relatability. Yet oddly, the events that have taken place between Season 1 and Season 2 make it almost...CONTINUE READING
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Donald Glover narrates new anti-harassment PSA for Time’s Up

The Time’s Up movement has released its own anti-harassment PSA, aiming to help people understand how they should engage in the workplace. Directed by Rashida Jones, the animated short features Donald Glover as narrator, and illustrates power dynamics and what’s OK when it comes to social interaction at work. “Has the current wave of sexual...CONTINUE READING
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Yet another World Cup reporter had to deal with sexual harassment on live TV

Again and again, women in the media just keep getting harassed while they’re just trying to do their jobs.  Taking a stand against this was Julia Guimarães, a sports reporter for Brazil’s TV Globo and sportv, who ripped into a man who tried to kiss her during a live cross in front of a stadium...CONTINUE READING
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