Amid #MeToo, states debate teaching consent to kids

U.S. 05/19/19, 23:05

Inside a Catholic school in Portland, Oregon, high school sophomores break into groups to discuss some once-taboo topics: abusive relationships and consent.At one desk, a girl with banana-colored fingernails begins jotting down some of the hallmarks of abuse: Physically hurting ...

Lawmakers target spouses who drug, rape their partners

U.S. 05/04/19, 06:51

Witches were still being burned at the stake when Sir Matthew Hale came up with his legal theory that rape could not happen within marriage. The 17th century English jurist declared it legally impossible because wedding vows implied a wife's ...

Women cleared of defamation in French sexual misconduct case

Europe 04/19/19, 08:28

A French court cleared of defamation charges six women who accused a former French lawmaker of sexual misconduct and the journalists who reported the allegations.The court ordered Friday the former lawmaker, Denis Baupin, to pay 1,000 euros ($1,120) in damages ...

Donors team up to expand #MeToo’s impact in the workplace

U.S. 03/14/19, 11:41

In an unusual team effort to broaden the #MeToo movement, a group of prominent U.S. foundations is launching a new fund aimed at combating sexual violence and harassment in the workplace.In addition to the foundations' contributions, some funds are coming ...

Politician’s accuser speaks about issue of sexual assault

U.S. 02/13/19, 02:29

A college professor avoided talking directly about her accusation that Virginia's lieutenant governor sexually assaulted her, but she wasn't shy about publicly discussing her research and thoughts on the growing number of women reporting abuse."One thing that I notice about ...

Virginia politician’s accuser on Stanford sex assault panel

U.S. 02/12/19, 18:41

A college professor who has accused Virginia's lieutenant governor of sexual assault will appear Tuesday at a long-planned Stanford University academic symposium on that topic. Stanford officials said she won't discuss the incident during the sold-out event at the school's Center ...

Virginia sex allegations are latest against state officials

U.S. 02/12/19, 12:51

Virginia's lieutenant governor has denied newly publicized allegations that he sexually assaulted two women years ago and has vowed to continue serving in office. It's a scenario that already has played out in several other states, with differing conclusions. At least ...

France: Witnesses back women in post-MeToo defamation trial

Europe 02/07/19, 09:52

Former officials of France's Green Party say they should have acted earlier on reports of sexual misconduct by an ex-lawmaker accused by six women of harassment and abuse.The ex-politicians were testifying Thursday at a Paris trial prompted by Denis Baupin, ...

French women put on defense in post-#MeToo defamation trial

Europe 02/03/19, 11:30

A former French lawmaker's defamation lawsuit against six women who accused him of sexual misconduct and four journalists who reported the allegations is going to trial in what some fear illustrates a backlash against the #MeToo movement.In May 2016, investigative ...

Former South Korean governor convicted of sexual abuse

Asia & Pacific 02/01/19, 04:10

A South Korean appeals court sentenced a former provincial governor to 3½ years in prison on Friday on charges of sexually abusing his secretary, in the highest profile conviction yet from investigations triggered by the country's growing #MeToo movement. A Seoul ...

Georgia Senate weakens internal harassment investigations

U.S. 01/15/19, 21:59

As one of his first acts after being sworn in as Georgia governor, Republican Brian Kemp issued an executive order Monday strengthening and standardizing sexual harassment reporting processes across state agencies and implementing mandatory sexual harassment training for agency employees.That ...

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