Tag: MeToo

Tarana Burke’s #MeTooHBCU Tour Is Creating a Safe Space for Students to Speak Out

Activist and Me Too founder Tarana Burke sits in the center of the safe circle gathering of campus activists at the Woodruff Library at the Atlanta University Center in Atlanta on April 9.Photo: Courtesy of Me Too It’s no newsflash to us that the broader #MeToo movement has looked very different for black women. National […]

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Time’s Up for Abusers in the Workplace: Rep. Ayanna Pressley Introduces Sweeping Anti-Harassment Legislation

Photo: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, file Joined by workers, survivors, and advocates from across the country, Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and other congressional Democrats have introduced new, comprehensive legislation that tackles harassment in the workplace. The multifaceted “Be HEARD Act” is aimed at bolstering protections for workers, particularly those in lower wage and entry-level jobs […]

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TV Shows Are Navigating the #MeToo Movement Surprisingly Well

This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. As society continues to peel back the layers of misogyny that have been preventing gender justice since the dawn of time (or at least since the emergence of the patriarchy, roughly 12,000 years ago), we’re starting to see more and more of our favorite TV-shows weigh-in on sexual […]

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#SurvivingCardiB? Predation Is a Genderless Crime, but Cardi B Drugging and Robbing Men Is Not Rape

Cardi B performs at RodeoHouston on March 1, 2019 in Houston, Texas. – The rodeo said that the rapper set an all-time attendance record.Photo: Suzanne Cordeiro (AFP/Getty Images) “Let me tell you something,” Cardi B said during an Instagram Live post on Sunday, in which she announced plans to write a book (h/t Complex). “I […]

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Vanessa Tyson, Who Accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of Sexual Assault, Calls Sexual Violence an ‘Epidemic’ at #MeToo Event

Vanessa TysonPhoto: Stanford Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS Nearly a week after releasing a statement in which she accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexually assaulting her, Vanessa Tyson spoke Tuesday night at a Stanford University symposium that addressed sexual violence. Tyson did not directly address the allegations against Fairfax, […]

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The Ongoing Assault Against Jasmine Eiland Proves How Hard Society Goes in Hating Black Women 

Photo: iStock (Editor’s note: The following article includes a description of a sexual assault and may be triggering to some. Please safeguard yourself accordingly.) On January 20, a woman was sexually violated—and at least 800,000 eyes watched. Nearly as many were callous in sharing the grim details of her assault, captured for all to see […]

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Vanessa Tyson Told Colleagues About Her Sexual Assault Allegation Against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax 

Dr. Vanessa TysonPhoto: Scripps College (AP Photo) The sexual assault allegations Dr. Vanessa Tyson has lodged against Virginia’s Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax have become a hot topic as the situation has devolved into a most unfortunate game of “he said, she said.” In the midst of that, people have stepped forward to confirm that Tyson […]

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Past, Present & Purpose: Tarana Burke Is Bringing the Power of Empathy to the 2019 MAKERS Conference

MAKERS/YouTube “I practiced deeply listening to little black girls when they told me the truth about their lives,” Tarana Burke says in a short video teasing her appearance at the 2019 MAKERS conference. “The idea that somebody who you look up to believes you—that’s a very small thing to ask.” Burke has made validating the […]

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Google Is Struggling to Remake Itself for the #MeToo Era

As in so many cases of sexual harassment, it was not the incident that sparked the most outrage, but the employer’s response. 
 In 2012, Andy Rubin, the Google executive who developed the Android operating systems, started dating a woman who worked for him. By 2013, she wanted to end the affair. When she agreed […]

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Accused Rapist Bryan Singer Could Make Over $40M for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Left: Bryan Singer, photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic via Getty. Right: Rami Malek in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ photo by Nick Delaney, © 20th Century Fox On Wednesday, The Hollywood Reporter reported that despite being fired from Bohemian Rhapsody, director Bryan Singer could earn more than $40 million from the film. That’s even though Singer was fired from […]

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‘We Hear You. We See You. We Believe You’: Terry Crews and More Help #MeToo Center Survivors in a New PSA Campaign

(L-R) Founder of the Me Too movement Tarana Burke, and actors Terry Crews and Kendrick Sampson speak on the HBO Me Too Panel at Sundance 2019 at Tupelo on January 26, 2019 in Park City, Utah.Photo: Michael Loccisano (Getty Images for HBO) In the recent rush to bring sexual predators to justice, the survivors of […]

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Taraji P. Henson Is Fierce on the Pay Gap, Racism and Sexism in Hollywood—but #FirstThem on Social Media?

Screenshot: Sam Taylor Johnson (Porter Edit) Houston, we have a problem. Hidden Figures star Taraji P. Henson is not known for holding back, onscreen or off. The outspoken star has long championed for respect as a black actress, speaking out about lobbying for equal pay and fighting racism in Hollywood, even as an Oscar-nominated actress. […]

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Chris Brown Detained for Rape Allegations in Paris, Meeting His Weekly Arrest Quota à La Mode

Chris Brown, aka the Child Cancel Culture Left Behind, continues to make a poor case for trash humans being able to learn and do better: He was recently arrested in Paris for allegations of aggravated rape. A source from the French judicial system told CNN that Brown was being detained along with two other people, […]

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After Surviving R. Kelly, What Now? How About Trusting Survivors and Dismantling Systemic Misogynoir?

Survivor Jerhonda Pace, Surviving R. KellyScreenshot: Lifetime (YouTube) It was three nights of television that rocked the black community—surprising since they detailed approximately three decades of well-known allegations of predation, exploitation and abuse by R&B artist R. Kelly. But if Lifetime’s record-breaking documentary Surviving R. Kelly finally put a human face onto the collective trauma […]

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Kristen Roupenian’s Power Dynamics

When Kristen Roupenian’s New Yorker short story “Cat Person” became a five-alarm sensation late last year, critics rushed to explain its popularity in terms of its relatability and quality. In its outlines, the plot seems standard enough: Twenty-year-old college student Margot begins a brief, frustratingly hot-and-cold relationship with the older Robert, vacillating between affection and […]

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Is Canceled (for Now) Amid His #MeToo Reckoning

Neil deGrasse Tyson. Photo by FOX via Getty Images National Geographic is pulling celebrity astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson off the air—at least for a little while—Variety reported on Thursday. His pop culture and science talk show StarTalk is on hiatus while Fox Networks investigates multiple claims of sexual misconduct against Tyson. A representative for Nat […]

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