WASHINGTON – Congress has finally passed legislation to reform the way sexual harassment cases are handled in the House and Senate. Members will now be held liable for all forms of harassment as well as retaliation against whistleblowers, and they will also be required to reimburse the Treasury for harassment settlements. Finally, members of Congress… Read more »
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Trigger Warning: This post contains descriptions of sexual assault and dating violence Just over one year ago, Ashley Judd accused Harvey Weinstein of a pattern of sexual misconduct in the breaking news story that helped ignite the #MeToo movement. Since October 2017, many powerful men including Harvey Weinstein, Larry Nassar, Kevin Spacey, and Bill Cosby… Read more »
The 2018 midterm saw great victories for the Democratic Party but more importantly, for the first time in America’s history, Congress will resemble the people it has sworn to serve. The 116th Congress will include the first black representative from Massachusetts, the first Muslim woman, the first Palestinian women, the first Native American women, and… Read more »
Melissa Chinery and Laura Medlin are two flight attendants who are suing American Airlines for negligence in handling their sexual harassment case. Forbes.com detailed the nature of the Chinery’s and Medlin’s claim. Chinery is a member of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) union. She faced harsh online harassment from male union members and… Read more »
What About Tomorrow?
Revelations about sexual harassment have been enabled by women’s advancement in the workplace, Van Pelt says; greater economic security means less potential fallout for naming names.
Van Pelt said she hoped Weinstein’s case, and Allen’s comments, would help illuminate right from wrong for other men.
“We don’t talk about the men, and how the men should change.”
The National Organization for Women quickly praised the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the expulsion of Harvey Weinstein on Saturday, but warned Hollywood not to be complacent about systemic abuse of women in the industry.
The National Organization of Women (NOW) has called on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to revoke Weinstein’s membership, saying that “after decades of abusing his power to prey on women, the last place he should be is in Hollywood’s most powerful club.”