Sexual Harassment

A Male Response To #MeToo (Probably A Few Days Late)

Scott Manley Hadley | Posted 19.10.2017 | UK
Scott Manley Hadley

We men need to listen, we need to accept culpability and we need to stop ignoring the things that women tell us about their experiences. I'm sorry if me speaking about this is being listened to more than the words of ANY woman who has been unfairly ignored. But I think my silence, on this topic, would be as good as me denying the existence of the hashtag that's been shared by pretty much every woman I know.

#MeToo, But Why Is It Up To Survivors To Call It Out?

Emma Fulu | Posted 19.10.2017 | UK
Emma Fulu

It is true that rates of violence against women vary significantly across and even within countries. However, as the #MeToo campaign has highlighted, sexual harassment and sexual assault are something that women in every corner of the globe experience on a regular basis.

How Harvey Weinstein Reports Could Be Triggering For Survivors Of Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 19.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The sexual assault claims made about Harvey Weinstein have shocked the world, with more than 30 women coming forward, including many A-listers. The re...

Why Men Need To Be Cautious About Tweeting #ItWasMe

Rachel Moss | Posted 19.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

Let me start by saying it's great that #MeToo has led to men rethinking their own behaviour. If we are going to end sexism, men must be involved, and #ItWasMe is a sign many are stepping up and taking responsibility. But while the majority of #ItWasMe statuses are positive, there are some that could have devastating effects.

Women! Let's Be Angry

Melanie Scagliarini | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Scagliarini

I have fallen in love with Rose McGowan because she is unapologetically angry. Her seething tweets calling out what she considers lies and hypocrisy - and bad taste 'jokes' - just make me want to extend my arm through the Twitter stratosphere and high five her daily for the rest of our lives.

What The Music Industry Can Learn From 'Me Too'

Lara Baker | Posted 19.10.2017 | UK Entertainment
Lara Baker

I hope that we can now come together as an industry and ask 'how can we address this?'. If we are to have a truly thriving music industry, we need to promote brilliant people from every gender, race and background, and that can't happen until harassment and sexism are properly dealt with. It's time to break the pattern.

No, Your #MeToo Story Isn't 'Not Serious Enough'

Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK
Sarah Ann Harris

However minor anyone might judge your experience to be, it is valid. It is not "not serious enough". You do not have to forget it. You do not have to laugh it off. You do not have to get over it. No one has the right to tell you how to feel about it. If you are able to brush it off, then great. But you do not have to. You are not trivialising my experience. You are helping me understand that I am not alone.

Why Sexual Harassment Is No Laughing Matter

Anne Payne | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK
Anne Payne

Until the gender imbalances across all organisations and industries is addressed, women will continue to be seen as 'lesser' contributors and any questionable behaviour by the most powerful men at the top less likely to go challenged.

MEN! Do Something About Sexism: Here Are 5 Easy Ways How

Rose Gibbs | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rose Gibbs

But let us not forget that on the whole sexual harassment is a male problem, a male problem that women are subject to and suffer. If this problem is to go away, it will be men that have to banish it. This stuff doesn't just happen someone does it.

This Model Is Campaigning To Give A Voice To Victims Of Sexual Harassment In The Fashion Industry

The Huffington Post | Patricia Yaker Ekall | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK Style

Model and Ted speaker Cameron Russell has taken to Instagram to show her support for victims of sexual harassment - particularly those in the fashion ...

Do Men Who Sexually Harass Women Actually Think That They Are Going To Be Respected?

Johanna Higgs | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Johanna Higgs

Sleazy, aggressive stares. Inappropriate sexual comments. Attempts at unwanted touching and purposively standing too close on public transport. Obvious and blatant sexual jokes that are intended to degrade and humiliate and general commentary of women as if they're sexual objects.

The ‘Me Too’ Campaign Was Created By A Black Woman 10 Years Ago

HuffPost | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A black woman named Tarana Burke is the original creator of the #MeToo campaign that has recently taken over social media. Burke, founder of youth o...

It's OK To Not Post 'Me Too'

Amie Sparrow | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK
Amie Sparrow

On my drive to work, I thought about the attack, 20-some years ago, that still affects me today, despite the many hours of counselling, despite reporting it to the police, going through court, and - finally - getting a conviction against the attacker, and despite all the time that has passed. And yet, I couldn't bring myself to post those two words.

#MeToo: All Sexual Harassment Experiences Are Worth Reporting, But Don't Feel Pressured To Share

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

In the wake of allegations facing Harvey Weinstein, women are coming forward to share experiences of sexual assault and harassment to show how rape cu...

It's Time To Reject Objectification And Harassment for All Women, Not Just A Selection

Jane Williams | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Williams

Belatedly now I'm speaking out, fortunately from a better place in life. I'm married to a really understanding guy. I run my own business and I'm positive about my gender identity and sexual expression. When I was a girl I had no inspirational stories to read that helped me understand who I was.

Sexual Harassment In The Workplace In Light Of The Allegations Against Hollywood Producer Harvey Weinstein

Kate Palmer | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK
Kate Palmer

Numerous women have come forward with explosive allegations of sexual harassment, and in some cases, assault, by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Oscar ...

How Harvey Weinstein Reports Could Be Triggering For Survivors Of Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The sexual assault claims made about Harvey Weinstein have shocked the world, with dozens of women coming forward, including many A-listers. The revel...

Women Are Saying #MeToo To Break Decades Of Silence On Sexual Assault Experiences

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK

Warning: This article contains details of sexual assault which some people may find distressing. Women around the world are sharing their experiences ...

How To Report Sexual Harassment At Work

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Emma Thompson has branded Harvey Weinstein a “predator”, saying his alleged behaviour is just the tip of the “iceberg” and “endemic to the s...

MPs Say Schoolgirls Are Being Forced Back Into Classrooms With Boys Who Have Raped Them

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 11.10.2017 | UK Politics

Schoolgirls who have been raped or sexually assaulted by fellow pupils are being forced to carry on sharing classrooms with the perpetrators, MPs said...

Three Quarters Of Young People Have Witnessed Sexual Harassment While Out Drinking

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

For many people, sexual harassment has become a normalised part of a night out, but it shouldn’t be that way. New research from Drinkaware reveals t...

Sexual Harassment Must Be Criminalised

Johanna Higgs | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK
Johanna Higgs

It is essential that everybody, everywhere places pressure on their governments to implement laws that make sexual harassment not only illegal, but socially unacceptable. We as a global community need to work together to make it unacceptable for men to degrade and sexually humiliate women for their own perverse enjoyment.

Blonde Silicon Valley CEO Dyes Hair To Be 'Taken Seriously', Women In Tech Say She's 'Not Alone'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A Silicon Valley CEO has revealed she dyed her blonde hair, wore loose-fitting clothes and switched her contact lenses for glasses in order to be “t...

'Consider' A Ban On Upskirt Photography? You'll Have To Do Better Than That

Paul Blanchard | Posted 10.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Blanchard

In a week that includes stories like the Bell Pottinger scandal, Brexit negotiations and Hurricane Irma, it's easy to miss the things that are pushed into the middle of the papers. But one story in particular didn't escape my notice. David Lidington, the justice secretary, said that he would consider a ban on upskirt photography.

Sexual Harassment In Morocco, When Will It Stop?

Johanna Higgs | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK
Johanna Higgs

As Morocco appears to be rocked by the latest sex attack, where six men sexually assaulted a young woman on a public bus in Casablanca, in the middle of the day, in front of other passengers, I was not overly surprised.