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The Problem With Mostly Male (and Mostly Female) Workplaces

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The Atlantic March 20, 2013 By Philip Cohen NPR has a new brutal but important story about rape in the military. “Dozens” of women told NPR “about a culture where men act entitled to sex with female troops.” One woman, repeatedly assaulted by her superior officer, recalled: “I finally asked his secretary that when he called me and closed the …

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Lawyers Club of San Diego – Sexual Harassment Taskforce

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  The Sexual Harassment Task Force was created to explore explore issues surrounding sexual harassment in the legal community and to create solutions to help prevent women from leaving the practice of law due to sexual harassment in the workplace. We are working with City Council President Pro Tem Barbara Bry on the Workplace Equity Initiative, exploring the topic of …

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Lawyers Club of San Diego – Sexual Harassment Task Force

Hei-ock Kim

  The Sexual Harassment Task Force was created to explore explore issues surrounding sexual harassment in the legal community and to create solutions to help prevent women from leaving the practice of law due to sexual harassment in the workplace. We are working with City Council President Pro Tem Barbara Bry on the Workplace Equity Initiative, exploring the topic of …

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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 …

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Gender equality crucial to GDP rise

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The Navhind Times March 7, 2017 NEW DELHI: Gender equality is crucial in raising the GDP of a country, a top Uttar Pradesh Police officer said here on Monday. “The need for gender balance is critical in raising a country’s GDP. Safety, security and dignity of women are paramount for gender balance and growth,” Director General of the Uttar Pradesh …

Fight Back with Bold Bills: #StrongerCA 2018 Legislative Agenda for Gender Equity Webinar

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Go to Meeting Registration Fight Back with Bold Bills: #StrongerCA 2018 Legislative Agenda for Gender Equity Webinar Date: Friday, June 22, 2018 Time: 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. Pacific Time (US and Canada) Cost: Free California is leading the nation on bold legislation to ensure women’s equality. The Stronger CA 2018 Legislative Agenda will help end workplace sexual harassment, close the …

Miss Peru Pageant turns into gender violence protest

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BBC November 1, 2017 Participants in Peru’s Miss Universe Pageant broke with tradition and recited statistics detailing violence against women rather than give their body measurements. The organisers also joined in showing news material of prominent cases of gender-based attacks. The 23 aspiring beauty queens were hoping to get through to November’s Miss Universe Competition in Las Vegas. Last year …

Terry Crews On His Sexual Assault Lawsuit: This Is About Accountability

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NPR December 10, 2017 By Michel Martin Actor and former NFL player Terry Crews filed a lawsuit last week stemming from an encounter at a party in 2016 when he says a high-powered Hollywood agent groped him. Crews tweeted about the assault in October, prompted by the women who came forward accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and harassment and …