Tag : sexual harassment

#MeToo and the Silencing of the Press

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

It has been an unholy tradition for many years that powerful people can silence accusers using defamation suits, NDAs, and other legal tools that are weaponized in order to rummage through the life of accusers both financially and emotionally. The Me-Too movement was built on the foundation of brave people … Read More

#MeToo Finally Comes to India

1 month ago / 0 comments

Exactly a year ago, when numerous women spoke out about the sexual crimes they faced at the hands of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, no one imagined that it would give rise to a movement which would have such a rippling effect, globally. But finally, a year later the #metoo movement … Read More

Has Public Trial by Social Media Killed ‘Innocent Until Proven Guilty’?

1 month ago / 0 comments

The recent spate of allegations against celebrities and normal folk alike, as well as the success of the #MeToo movement, have led to what many call a breakthrough on the silence and stigma of sex crimes, especially by offenders who consider themselves untouchable However, with the desire to encourage other … Read More

62% of Students Experience Sexual Violence, Report Suggests

1 month ago / 0 comments

The Rape Crisis Organisation defines sexual harassment as “unwanted behaviour of a sexual nature”. This includes anything from non-verbal actions such as wolf-whistling to physical harassment, like groping. In a report carried out by Revolt Sexual Assault and The Student Room, it was found that an overwhelming 62% of students … Read More

Times Up: We need to push for action, not words

10 months ago / 0 comments

In the midst of this watershed moment, where many are calling out sexual misconduct and demanding diversity in the workplace, the importance of not only speaking out, but also taking action, is paramount. The Hollywood industry, in recent years particularly, is one that has been characterised by this struggle for … Read More

The end of Kevin Spacey?

1 year ago / 0 comments

I came forward with my story, standing on the shoulders of the many courageous women and men who have been speaking out 1/3— Anthony Rapp (@albinokid) October 30, 2017 Anthony Rapp, the actor famous for playing Lieutenant Paul Stamets in ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ has made headlines recently for accusing Kevin ... Read More

A third of female students experience sexual harassment at university

2 years ago / 0 comments

In 2014, the NUS survey shocked readers by revealing that 37% of female students at university in England had experienced sexual harassment from academic staff or supervisors. Leeds University’s internal policy describes sexual harassment as an “unwanted conduct that has the purpose of effect of either violating another person’s dignity … Read More

LUU pledge to continue fight against sexual harassment

3 years ago / 0 comments

Leeds University Union have announced the next phase of the ‘We’ve Got Your Back’ campaign, in a vow to continue the fight against sexual harassment and sexual violence on campus and in the city. The campaign aims to focus specifically on the issue of consent, and will include workshops to … Read More

LUU and NUS join forces to tackle Lad Culture on campus

3 years ago / 0 comments

The National Union of Students (NUS) has announced that Leeds University Union is one of nine students’ unions to be participating in its Lad Culture Pilot Scheme. After conducting a Lad Culture Audit earlier this year, NUS found a serious lack of support and services to help those affected by … Read More

Research finds that UK universities are failing to investigate sexual harassment

3 years ago / 0 comments

New findings have indicated that UK universities are failing to respond to ‘endemic’ levels of sexual harassment on campus. A survey, conducted by website Hexjam and answered by female UK university students, has revealed that one in three respondents have experienced discrimination or sexual harassment. Over half of these incidents have … Read More