Mayim Bailik at a Young Age

Mayim Bialik: Being a Feminist in Harvey Weinstein’s World

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The New York Times October 13, 2017 By Mayim Bialik I entered the Hollywood machine in 1986 as a prominent-nosed, awkward, geeky, Jewish 11-year-old — basically a scrawnier version of the person I am today. Back then we didn’t have the internet or social media or reality TV, but I didn’t need any of that to understand that I didn’t …

Women Marching at a #MeToo March

Gov. Jerry Brown signs a slate of bills inspired by the #MeToo movement

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Los Angeles Times September 30, 2018 By Melanie Mason The #MeToo movement has now made its mark on California law, with Gov. Jerry Brown signing a number of bills Sunday that were introduced following an outpouring of attention to sexual harassment and misconduct. Among the bills approved by Brown was a measure to prohibit settlement agreements that prevent the disclosure …

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This is why workplace harassment training is so ineffective

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THINKPROGRESS JULY 25, 2018 By Josh Israel Mandatory training about the letter of sexual harassment law doesn’t help and may hurt — but it seems everyone is doing it. It’s a scenario that has become familiar to almost anyone who works in an office. After “recent events around the country,” a well-meaning sexual harassment educator comes in to teach the …

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Why Is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women?

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The Atlantic April 2017 By Liza Mundy One weekday morning in 2007, Bethanye Blount came into work early to interview a job applicant. A veteran software engineer then in her 30s, Blount held a senior position at the company that runs Second Life, the online virtual world. Good-natured and self-confident, she typically wore the kind of outfit—jeans, hoodie, sneakers—that signals …