Metoo

Apple rewrote Siri to dodge questions about feminism and #MeToo

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Engadget Siri may be in favor of equality, but just don’t call her a feminist. That’s the gist of multiple internal Apple documents obtained by The Guardian that instruct employees to program the digital assistant to avoid and deflect questions about “sensitive topics” like feminism and the #MeToo movement. The […]

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Emerging from the shadow of GamerGate

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links On August 26th, game developer Nathalie Lawhead published a blog post accusing legendary Skyrim composer Jeremy Soule of rape. It’s a detailed account of the events leading up to and after the alleged assault, which Lawhead says took place in 2008, when she was in her mid-20s and trying to […]

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Joe Biden addresses allegations of inappropriate touching in new video

Mashable Joe Biden issues a sorta apology By Marcus Gilmer2019-04-03 19:55:08 UTC With speculation mounting that he’ll enter the 2020 race for president, former Vice President Joe Biden posted a video to his Twitter and Instagram accounts on Wednesday addressing recent accusations of inappropriate behavior by several women. Social norms are changing. I understand that, […]

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Terry Crews and sexual violence survivors narrate moving #MeToo videos

Mashable By Shannon Connellan2019-01-29 01:21:30 UTC [embedded content] Four deeply moving videos released by the #MeToo movement were screened at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, with one voiced by actor Terry Crews. Crews came forward with his own story as a survivor of sexual assault in 2017, in the wake of accusations against Harvey […]

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New allegations against Bryan Singer include sexually assaulting 13-year-old on film set

Mashable Bryan Singer is facing allegations from four new men. Image: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic By Sam Haysom2019-01-23 14:14:16 UTC X-Men director Bryan Singer has been accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy on the set of the 1998 movie Apt Pupil, per a lengthy article published in The Atlantic on Wednesday. The report outlines new allegations […]

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The approach to filming sex scenes in ‘Sex Education’ marks a new chapter for the teen genre

Mashable Asa Butterfield as Otis and Gillian Anderson as Jean in ‘Sex Education’ Image: Sam Taylor/Netflix By Rachel Thompson2019-01-10 14:59:44 UTC Hollywood’s #MeToo reckoning not only shone a light on the industry’s toxic culture of predation and sexual violence. It also underscored the critical need for an overhaul of the way sex and consent are […]

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We have a lot to learn from Megan Fox’s #MeToo comments

Mashable Megan Fox feels excluded from #MeToo. That matters. Image: Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images By Jess Joho2018-12-11 00:23:55 UTC 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 […]

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Twitter’s 2018 was dominated by protests and K-pop

Engadget RSS Feed Yoan Valat/AFP/Getty Images If you thought Twitter would settle down after the tumult of 2017, you might be in for a surprise. Twitter has posted its 2018 year in review, and there was an ample amount of passion both for superstars and social change. Korean pop dominated the landscape, with megagroup BTS […]

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Facebook ends forced arbitration for sexual misconduct claims after Google

Mashable Facebook employees are getting a new sexual misconduct policy. Image: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images By Rachel Kraus2018-11-09 23:29:08 UTC 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 […]

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Google announces changes to sexual misconduct procedures

Mashable In Mountain View, Dublin, New York, and more, Google employees walked out to protest the way Google handles sexual misconduct allegations. Image: Mason Trinca/Getty Images By Rachel Kraus2018-11-08 17:48:29 UTC 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 […]

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