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 same day, the state Senate changed its rules by placing ...

Women strive for larger roles in male-dominated religions

U.S. 01/14/19, 13:03

Women have been elected heads of national governments on six continents. They have flown into space, served in elite combat units and won every category of Nobel Prize. The global #MeToo movement, in 15 months, has toppled a multitude of powerful men linked to sexual misconduct.Yet in most of the ...

Bernie Sanders faces questions about political future

Politics 01/11/19, 00:33

Allies of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are rallying behind the embattled presidential prospect, even as they reluctantly begin to ponder a painful possibility: a 2020 presidential field without him. The 77-year-old self-described democratic socialist is the most prominent presidential contender to face a serious setback in the nascent 2020 campaign season. ...

Sanders allies contrite, defiant amid harassment allegations

Politics 01/03/19, 00:42

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and his chief lieutenants are offering contrition and defiance as they face allegations of sexual harassment that plagued his last presidential campaign and now threaten to derail a second White House bid before it begins. Hours after a New York Times report detailed allegations of unwanted sexual ...

Panel: No ethics violation by Rep. Esty in harassment case

U.S. 12/20/18, 21:22

A Democratic congresswoman forced to abandon her re-election campaign amid criticism over her handling of an alleged incident of sexual harassment could have done more to protect her staff but didn't violate congressional rules, according to an ethics report released Thursday. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn., an outspoken #MeToo advocate, announced she ...

Will Harvey Weinstein charges stick? Judge to rule

New York 12/19/18, 17:48

If Harvey Weinstein were in charge of the script, he'd be walking out of a court hearing Thursday free of the criminal charges threatening to put him behind bars.The Hollywood producer-turned-#MeToo pariah is putting on his fiercest campaign yet to convince a New York judge to throw out his sexual ...

Ex-Sen. Al Franken takes first steps back into public arena

U.S. 11/30/18, 00:37

Nearly a year after he resigned his U.S. Senate seat amid sexual misconduct allegations, Al Franken is testing whether he can make a comeback in the #MeToo era.The former "Saturday Night Live" funnyman released a podcast on health care this week, saying he's experimenting with ways to make his voice ...

Women in N.Korea suffer serious sexual abuse but no ‘MeToo’

World 10/31/18, 22:29

North Korean refugees say sexual violence against women in their former homeland was routine. A new report suggests there's little chance that abused women in the North will get to say "MeToo" anytime soon. Human Rights Watch published a report on the issue based on interviews with 106 North Koreans who ...

A year into #MeToo, what’s next for the movement?

Entertainment 10/23/18, 13:09

With the #MeToo movement passing the one-year mark, key voices in the movement are assessing progress and looking forward to the next phase.FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2018 file photo, actress and activist Alyssa Milano listens as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on ...

Indian minister accused of sexual harassment steps down

World 10/17/18, 08:57

M.J. Akbar, India's junior external affairs minister, resigned Wednesday amid accusations by 20 women of sexual harassment during his previous career as one of the country's most prominent news editors, becoming the most powerful man to fall in India's burgeoning #MeToo movement.Akbar said in a statement that he would "challenge ...

1 year after MeToo, survivors reflect on their disclosures

Entertainment 10/15/18, 18:07

It was the tweet seen around the world.On Oct. 15, 2017, actress Alyssa Milano urged the Twittersphere to join her in sharing a personal story of sexual harassment in the wake of rape allegations against Harvey Weinstein."If you've been sexually harassed or assaulted write 'me too' as a reply to ...

Episcopal Church confronts past role in sexual exploitation

New York 10/15/18, 05:44

With striking displays of candor, the Episcopal Church is acknowledging the potency of the #MeToo movement by officially lamenting its past role in sexual exploitation and pledging steps to combat it.The Protestant denomination's national convention this summer included an emotional session at which first-person accounts of abuse by clergy and ...

India’s #MeToo comes amid calls for 2013 law’s enforcement

World 10/11/18, 07:59

A complaint by a retired Bollywood actress living in the United States alleging sexual harassment on a 2008 movie set has galvanized women in India, but for the country's burgeoning #MeToo movement to reach broader swaths of society, a little-known labor law must be more aggressively implemented, lawyers and activists ...

Charges rare for Hollywood figures in year since Weinstein

Entertainment 10/06/18, 10:21

The #MeToo movement has sent dozens of once-powerful men in Hollywood into exile, but it has yet to put many of them in handcuffs or jail cells.It's becoming increasingly apparent that the lack of criminal charges may remain the norm.FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2018 file photo, Bill Cosby ...

Financially hard-up women get help in pursuing MeToo cases

New York 10/04/18, 06:04

A dollar store cashier from Brooklyn. Five fire department paramedics in Chicago. An aspiring singer shunned by Nashville's country music establishment.Thanks to a $22 million legal fund, they've now teamed up with top-notch lawyers to pursue #MeToo-style sex harassment cases that they otherwise couldn't have afforded.In its early phases, the ...

A year after Weinstein, Hollywood is still soul-searching

Entertainment 10/03/18, 00:09

After Rashida Jones exited Pixar's "Toy Story 4" in 2017 she noted that the studio, after 25 years in business, had not made a single feature film directed by a woman, calling it "a culture where women and people of color do not have an equal creative voice."So when Pixar ...

Celebrity reaction to the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford

Entertainment 09/27/18, 15:08

Celebrity reaction to the Supreme Court confirmation hearing for Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee:"These men are wholly uninterested and unmoved by this woman's words...Dr. Ford has to talk about the worst trauma of her life in front of them. This is the reality of being survivor of sexual ...

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