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Sexual misconduct has become essential to the new nationalism movement

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In the face of credible allegations of sexual predation, national commentators have been flummoxed by the enduring support of US political figures like Roy Moore and Donald Trump, particularly in light of similar transgressions ending the careers of those in the private sector. Surely rape and pedophilia are disqualifying for men who seek higher office, Read More

The go-to sexual harassment apology for 2017

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It has come to my attention that some of my actions from a long time ago may have hurt some of you. Specifically, they may have hurt those of you who are overly sensitive. To those people, I say: Sorry that you are so upset for some reason. It has never once occurred to me Read More

The women of SNL do not understand that friend and assaulter aren’t mutually exclusive

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The women of SNL do not understand that friend and assaulter aren’t mutually exclusive
Men like Al Franken, the US senator who recently acknowledged his inappropriate sexual behavior, are putting their colleagues in a difficult position: Disparaging someone who you’ve only known to be kind—but who has been publicly accused of harassment—can feel like betrayal. Such is the case for 36 women who issued a statement today (Nov. 21) Read More

US Congress used $17 million of taxpayers money to settle discrimination suits with its own employees

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on US Congress used $17 million of taxpayers money to settle discrimination suits with its own employees
As sexual harassment and assault allegations spread across the US, one congresswoman is pointing the finger at America’s elected representatives. Representative Jackie Speier, a democrat from California, testified in front of a Senate committee on Nov. 14 that at least two current congressmen have harassed women. Speier also said that over $15 million had been Read More

The powerful strategy men can use right now to make amends for bad behavior

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What do we do? As more women come forward with stories of powerful men behaving in ways that range from demeaning to horrifying, it’s becoming clear that we need a new templates for justice. What, for example, do we do with Al Franken? He has admitted to forcibly kissing and groping Leeann Tweeden during a Read More

A US judge piped up “on behalf of all heterosexual males” to suggest he can’t tell sex from assault

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on A US judge piped up “on behalf of all heterosexual males” to suggest he can’t tell sex from assault
“On behalf of all heterosexual males,” Ohio state supreme court justice Bill O’Neill posted a Facebook diatribe today about his own sexual exploits. The Democratic gubernatorial hopeful references revelations that Minnesota Senator Al Franken forcibly groped and kissed a woman without her consent and quips that he simply wants to “save opponents some research Read More

The tiny, passionate group battling Google, Facebook, and Amazon’s grip on US minds and wallets

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The tiny, passionate group battling Google, Facebook, and Amazon’s grip on US minds and wallets
Google, Facebook, and Amazon are controlling Americans’ minds and wallets, and they need to be stopped before they destroy the US economy and democracy itself. That was the message from a dimly-lit, packed conference room in a nondescript Washington DC hotel near the train station last week. Nearly 200 tech executives, journalists, public relations people, Read More