Posts tagged "sexual harassment"

Quotable: Newspaper Columnist Says Sexual Harassment Victims Should “Deal With It”

“Hey, we’ve all been there. Those things happened to every one us in our earlier days. But that was before the world became so litigious. We’ve each endured some too tight hug or some slob whose hand wandered where it shouldn’t. Deal with it. That’s what we did in our younger, prettier days. Dealt with…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 27, 2010

“The Hills” Stars Say No Way Adam DiVello Groped Heidi Montag

Just as Eva Longoria, Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross, and Felicity Huffman issued a joint statement saying that “Desperate Housewives” producer Marc Cherry had never been anything but professional to them and has only fostered a positive working environment, the cast of “The Hills” has found themselves in a similar situation. On Tuesday, Life & Style

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / April 15, 2010

Steven Seagal Accused Of Forcing Himself On Assistant, Trafficking Women For Sex

Steven Seagal, formerly our favorite lawman, is in trouble with the law. He’s being sued for $1 million by Kayden Nguyen, who served as his personal assistant for a few days earlier this year. She says that the Buddhist martial arts master seriously crossed the line—not only sexually harassing her, but also trafficking two wome…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / April 13, 2010

More Men Are Making Sexual Harassment Claims, Says The Gov

It’s not always us ladies who have to deal with Bill or Betsy’s TMI convos at the water cooler: Men filed 16.4 percent of all sexual harassment claims in 2009, up from 15.4 percent of all claims in 2006, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Employment lawyers told The Wall Street Journal that…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 25, 2010

Study Says Catcalling Makes All Men Look Bad, Not Just The Guy Who Yelled “Great Boobs!”

Men who catcall a woman on the street cause other women bystanders to think negatively of all men in general, according to a small study at the University of Connecticut. Researchers Stephenie Chaudoir and Diane Quinn asked 114 female undergraduate students to watch one of two videos: one in which a man approaches a woma…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 23, 2010

More Models Speak Up About Photog’s Pervy Ways

This week, the interwebs exploded with the news of fashion photog Terry Richardson’s lewd and inappropriate on-set behavior with his models. Unsurprisingly, several other sources have stepped forward now to add their own accounts, and the allegations are none too friendly. The dirty details, after the jump.

By: Leonora Epstein / March 19, 2010

Terry Richardson Hearts Tampons!

Raunchy photographer Terry Richardson doesn’t hide from his sexuality—it’s blatantly there all over his unclothed models, genital Photoshopped madness, and general debauchery that’s conveyed through his photos and blog. Up until now, no one’s questioned his methods, and everyone’s generally thought he’s a cool—if not slightly bizarre/edgy—guy. Now, two models have gone public with some…

By: Leonora Epstein / March 17, 2010

ESPN’s Tony Kornheiser Suspended For Slobbering Over Hannah Storm’s “Very, Very Tight Shirt”

Dear Tony Kornheiser, host of “Pardon the Interruption” on ESPN,

You are not Tiger Woods. You are somebody named Tony Kornheiser who I have never heard of before today, i.e., you are not so famous that you should be thinking normal people’s rules no longer apply to you. Did you reeeally think not a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 24, 2010

Boys Exposed To Porn Are More Likely To Sexually Harass Girls

Porn: whether you love it, hate it, or feel indifferent, you can’t deny it influences people just like any other form of media. Generally, “Think of the children!” hand-wringing is something I ignore because I think it can get really overblown. But a recent report on how exposure to porn affects young boys is a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 26, 2010

1 In 3 Women Has Been Sexually Harassed At Work

I was sitting in a closed-door meeting at one of my former places of employment. Out of the five people in the conference room, I was the only woman. I remember because I felt invisible—the only reason I was invited was to take notes. I sat there silently as the guys began to make joke…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 11, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Method’s Sexual Harassment Soap Suds Commercial Gets Pulled

Remember that skeevy soap commercial for Method where a woman gets cat-called in the shower by a bunch of bubbles? Well, Method allegedly pulled it offline after viewers complained, although it’s obviously still here. Anyway, this angered some advertising blogger who insists sexual harassment jokes are hilarious. Steve Hall, a blogger for AdRants, penned…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 8, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Method Soap Commercial Thinks Sexual Harassment Is A Joke

Pervy talking soap bubbles that sexually harass a woman while she takes a shower? Catcalling and antagonizing a woman is so hilarious, Method. And to think, I actually used to buy your soap, too.

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 23, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Actress & Ex-Playmate Accuses “Entourage” Guys Of Getting Handsy

Actress Irina Voronina said the men of “Entourage” were “very rude and unprofessional” on set and alleged that she and another actress were fired for wanting personal space. The former Playboy Playmate, who had a guest role on the show, told a gossip column, “If there is a shot where we’re all in the limo…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 28, 2009

Will A “Model Code of Conduct” Diminish Sexual Harassment And Injuries?

As glamorous as modeling may seem, it’s also chock-full of sexual harassment and other shady business. We open a magazine and see the picture to the left, but in order for that picture to happen some 16-year-old girl was balancing on an elevated chair and the other model was trying not to get hit i…

By: Lily Q / August 25, 2009

Can Gay Men Sexually Harass Straight Women?

Here’s a question: Can gay men sexually harass straight women? We’re aware of three instances in which gay men have felt it appropriate to fondle women without their permission and justified their behavior because they’re homosexual. Dwight Eubanks, the “sixth housewife,” was a major player on last week’s episode of “The Real Housewives

By: Annika Harris / August 17, 2009

Face Off: How To Tell If You Work At Abercrombie Or American Apparel

Dov Charney, American Apparel’s oft-sued CEO and general pervy slimeball, is at it again. This time around, he’s been accused of discriminating based on looks. Again. Apparently, one of his store managers tipped off Gawker, saying that Charney sent out a memo requesting that those employees not genetically blessed enough to hold up American Apparel’…

By: Lily Q / July 31, 2009

Models Open Up About Sexual Harassment In New Modeling Documentary

Even though model Sara Ziff has walked for Chanel and Marc Jacobs and has been the face of Calvin Klein, Gap, Stella McCartney and Dolce & Gabbana, she strips the modeling industry of its glamour like she’s ripping off false eyelashes. Mentorship from Twiggy? Coddling from Miss Jay?

Actually, the life…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 9, 2009

Bob Barker Come On Down! Seven Facts About The Game Show Legend

Former “Price Is Right” host Bob Barker is on tour and signing his new memoir, Priceless Memories. [TMZ] — Although we spent countless sick days glued to his show, we’re not gonna read 256 pages about the dude. So, here are four facts that we’re sure will be in the book, and three that we…

By: Simcha / April 25, 2009

How Helen Gurley Brown Got Booted From Cosmo

A forthcoming biography of legendary Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Helen Gurley Brown, Bad Girls Go Everywhere, will reveal how the “Queen of Cosmo” finally got the axe after 32 years. Despite being a target for at least a decade, as circulation slipped, in the end it was her comments about sexual harassment and AIDS that led to…

By: Wendy Atterberry / January 14, 2009

The Daily Squeeze: “Meh,” Sexual Harassment, And A Call Girl’s Apology

“Meh” will be added to the Collins English Dictionary in next year’s 30th anniversary edition. [AP]
Employees who experienced workplace sexual harassment were found to have lower levels of job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and job performance. [Medical News Today]
Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer’s call girl Ashley Alexandra Dupre apologized to his wife, Silda…

By: Catherine Strawn / November 21, 2008
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