Sexual Harassment

Michael Bloomberg Has a History of Demeaning Comments About Women

NYT > U.S. > Politics It was a cheeky birthday gift for a hard-charging boss, a 32-page book of one-liners compiled by colleagues at his company. “The Portable Bloomberg: The Wit and Wisdom of Michael Bloomberg,” presented in 1990 to the future mayor of New York City, even featured drawings of its namesake in gladiatorial […]

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During Kavanaugh Hearings, Senator Alerted F.B.I. to New Allegation

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — As the F.B.I. began looking into allegations of sexual assault against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings last year, a Democratic senator wrote to the director of the bureau saying that he had “information relevant” to the inquiry, but that the F.B.I. apparently failed […]

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Google employees still face retaliation for reporting workplace issues

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Drew Angerer / Getty Images It’s been nearly a year since 20,000 Google employees held a walkout to protest the company’s handling of sexual harassment and misconduct. While Google promised to make changes, employees have since charged the company with having a “retaliation culture.” Today, Recode reports that a dozen […]

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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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The Women in Line to Hug Joe Biden

NYT > U.S. > Politics ORANGEBURG, S.C. — A hug can be an act of affection. Of encouragement. Of comfort. When it comes to hugging Joe Biden, it can also be an act of defiance. At least, that’s how some of his female supporters see it. “I told him, don’t apologize, never apologize for anything, […]

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Lyft acknowledges its response to sexual harassment has fallen short

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Hero Images via Getty Images Lyft acknowledges that its response to sexual harassment has fallen short in some instances. Despite the ridesharing company’s attempts to position itself as a mission-driven brand with a “friendly, hospitality-oriented personality,” a growing number of women say they’ve been harassed by drivers. To make things […]

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Another employee behind the Google Walkout has left the company

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS One of the leaders of a mass walkout last year in protest of Google’s handling of sexual misconduct cases has left the company, Bloomberg reports. Meredith Whittaker was the founder of Google’s Open Research Group and served with AI Now, an ethics organization which criticizes the use of […]

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Lyft adds in-app 911 and prominent license plates to its safety tools

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Lyft is joining Uber in responding to the death of a college student with improved safety features. To begin with, it’s adding an Uber-style option to call 911 from within the app — if there’s an emergency, you won’t have to switch apps or lose track of your […]

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R.N.C. Accepts Money From Steve Wynn, Mogul Accused of Sexual Misconduct

NYT > Politics President Trump has generally bucked the #MeToo movement, siding instead with the men who deny accusations of sexual assault or misconduct. Now, the Republican National Committee appears to be following his lead. Steve Wynn, the billionaire former casino mogul who resigned as chairman of Wynn Resorts and as finance chairman of the […]

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Victim group says UK’s revenge porn laws aren’t working

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links RyanKing999 via Getty Images The UK’s move to treat revenge porn as a specific crime was supposed to catch perpetrators who’d otherwise slip through the cracks, but that doesn’t appear to have worked out in practice. The Revenge Porn helpline has collected police data showing that the number of related […]

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