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The rise of Bolivia’s indigenous 'cholitas' – in pictures

As recently as 10 years ago, Bolivia’s indigenous Aymara and Quechua women were socially ostracised and systematically marginalised. Known as ‘cholitas’, these women, recognisable by their wide skirts, braided hair and bowler hats, were banned from using public transport and entering certain public …

South America

How common is sexual misconduct in Hollywood?

The first number you see is 94% — and your eyes pop with incredulity.<p>But it's true: Almost <i>every one</i> of hundreds of women questioned in an exclusive survey by USA TODAY say they have experienced some form of sexual harassment or assault during their careers in Hollywood.<p>For months now we've all been …

Adrien Brody

‘Boys are broken’: Comedian Michael Ian Black nails why ‘rigid masculinity’ is ‘killing us’ in the wake of Florida massacre

Comedian Michael Ian Black had a powerful statement in response to the latest school shooting to shock America. “Deeper even than the gun problem is …

Masculinity

Justin Timberlake and the fall of the mediocre man

A huge opportunity comes your way, followed immediately by criticism that you don't deserve it. The naysayers discount your past successes, attributing them to luck in landing talented collaborators.<p>I guess Justin Timberlake has something in common with women of colour after all.<p>Mr. Timberlake is …

Justin Timberlake

NPR’s Daniel Zwerdling out after investigation into harassment

Daniel Zwerdling, a veteran investigative journalist at NPR, has left the network amid allegations of sexual harassment.<p>At least two NPR staffers …

Journalism

Wynn case raises questions about responsibility to investors

NEW YORK (AP) — The scandal that forced the resignation of Steve Wynn as chairman and CEO of the casino and resorts company bearing his name is …

Steve Wynn

House passes landmark bill to overhaul sexual harassment policy on Capitol Hill

The House passed landmark legislation on Tuesday to overhaul Capitol Hill's sexual harassment policies following a string of recent revelations that …

New York Times

No One Is Silencing Katie Roiphe

This weekend, the much-ballyhooed piece about the #MeToo movement by Katie Roiphe was finally published by <i>Harper’s</i>, and as Irin Carmon observed on …

Feminism

Brave by Rose McGowan review – Hollywood’s avenging warrior speaks out

This may not, in time, be the best book about the Weinstein scandal, but it will surely remain the most visceral – anger burns from every page<p>In the week that I read Rose McGowan’s memoir, <i>Brave</i>, I went to see <i>All the Money in the World</i>, the Getty biopic that originally starred Kevin Spacey, before …

Rose McGowan

‘It put an end to my childhood’: the hidden scandal of US child marriage

In half of US states, there is no legal minimum age for marriage; a 40-year-old man can, in theory, marry a five-year-old girl. But Florida may soon ban the practice for under-18s. We meet the former child brides campaigning for change<p>Sherry Johnson was 11 when her mother told her she was going to …

Sociology

Venezuelan Kidnap Victim Takes Claim to Inter-American Rights Court

A Venezuelan woman who was kidnapped and abused as a teenager nearly two decades ago asked the top Americas human rights court Tuesday to declare …

Latin America

Here's Audio of Quentin Tarantino Defending Roman Polanski: 13-Year-Old Girl 'Wanted to Have It' [UPDATED]

In October of 2017, director Quentin Tarantino spoke out about his longtime collaborator Harvey Weinstein and the mounting accusations of sexual …

Roman Polanski

Can Fashion Ever Be an Ethical Business?

Last fall’s allegations against Harvey Weinstein — the realization that women! Everywhere! Are being preyed upon by men! — triggered a tsunami of …

Mario Testino

Fashion Images Often Come at a Human Cost

Suddenly, fashion photography seems stale. But not just stale — also cruel. The recent allegations of sexual abuse by Bruce Weber and Mario Testino …

Mario Testino

Quentin Tarantino Defends Roman Polanski: 13-Year-Old Girl ‘Wanted to Have It’

In the wake of Uma Thurman’s shocking claims against Quentin Tarantino in the New York <i>Times,</i> Tarantino’s history of horrible opinions is also coming …

Quentin Tarantino

Recording Academy Chief Asked to Step Down by Female Executives

"We step up every single day and have been doing so for a long time. The fact that you don’t realize this means it’s time for you to step down," read …

Neil Portnow

Shock Jock Star Said He Wanted to Jerk Off on Nadeska Alexis; a Month Later He Was Hired as Her Co-Host

The decades-long career of radio host/media commentator Troi Torain, better known by his on-air moniker Star, has been littered with the kind of …

Joe Budden

GDC Re-Examines Award for Atari Founder After Outcry Over Past Conduct

Plans to honor Nolan Bushnell, co-founder of Atari, with a Pioneer Award at the Game Developers Conference are being reexamined by the nomination …

U.S. House of Representatives

'Same old fudge': BBC women hit out at equal pay review

Female presenters and producers frustrated after corporation finds no evidence of gender bias<p>As word trickled through the BBC that a review of on-air pay commissioned by the corporation had found no evidence of gender bias on Tuesday morning, the WhatsApp groups and email threads of BBC women began …

Carrie Gracie

Nicole Eggert Details Scott Baio’s Alleged Sexual Abuse

On Tuesday morning, actress Nicole Eggert went on <i>Megyn Kelly Today</i> to talk about the sexual abuse she allegedly experienced as a minor at the hands …

Nicole Eggert

Humane Society CEO is subject of sexual harassment complaints from three women, according to internal investigation

An internal investigation by a law firm hired by the Humane Society of the United States has identified three complaints of sexual harassment by chief executive Wayne Pacelle and found that senior female leaders said their warnings about his conduct went unheeded, according to two people familiar …

David Schwimmer Made Six Short Films About Sexual Harassment. We Annotate One of Them.

A new series of short films shows what sexual harassment looks like. We asked experts to annotate one of the scripts, with ideas on how to prevent it.

Sexual Harassment

Why We Applaud Woody Allen’s Misogyny

A friend asked me, a few months back, whether I’d seen Woody Allen’s speech at the American Film Institute tribute to Diane Keaton in June, when she …

Woody Allen

Ellen Pompeo, TV's $20 Million Woman, Reveals Her Behind-the-Scenes Fight for "What I Deserve"

The 'Grey's Anatomy' star recalls in her own words the personal struggles and advice from Shonda Rhimes that led to a milestone: highest-paid actress …

MPs call for police investigation into Presidents Club scandal

Letter asks Scotland Yard to investigate whether sexual harassment and pimping occurred at mens-only event<p>MPs are to ask police to investigate whether crimes were committed at the men-only Presidents Club dinner, attended by billionaires, politicians and businessmen, at which hired hostesses were …

Downing Street

TV Writers Launch Anonymous Pay Survey Amid Push for Salary Parity

A sharable Google doc was passed around town Tuesday in which writers and assistants shared their wages amid a renewed quest for equal pay.<p>Days after …

Victim impact statements against Larry Nassar: 'I thought I was going to die'

A total of 156 women gave testimony at the sentence hearing for the former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar<p>Larry Nassar: disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor jailed for up to 175 years<p>A total of 156 women gave testimony at the sentence hearing for the former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry …

Pity the ‘hostesses’ at this revolting gropefest dressed up as a charity do

A fundraising dinner at the Dorchester treats women as a petting zoo for captains of industry and business<p>Now we have been let in on the terrible secret that wealthy men at the heart of the business and political establishment behave like cheap lechers on a stag night, we may wonder how much of a …

Larry Nassar Sentenced To 40 To 175 Years In Prison

Men Only: Inside the charity fundraiser where hostesses are put on show

At 10pm last Thursday night, Jonny Gould took the stage in the ballroom at London’s Dorchester Hotel. “Welcome to the most un-PC event of the year,” …