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Creepster Dov Charney Fired From American Apparel

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  • Dov Charney is out at American Apparel (finally). The board of directors voted last night to oust him as CEO and president of the clothing line that he himself founded. Much like the photographer Terry Richardson, Charney has been dogged for years with sexual harassment allegations by employees and models. [NYMag.com]
  • Chelsea Handler is headed to Netflix. “Chelsea Lately” ends in late August and she’ll debut a new entertainment-focused talk show on Netflix in 2016. [Yahoo]
  • Justin Bieber likes to hotbox in one of his vans, because of course he does. [RadarOnline]
  • “Bachelor” winner Courtney Robertson’s tell-all claims all the contestants are tested for STDs but, weirdly, there are no condoms in the Fantasy Suite. [Celebitchy] Keep reading »

These Girls Are Using Art To Combat Street Harassment And I’m Loving It

The awesome ladies behind the non-profit Hollaback have turned to art as a method of fighting back against street harassment. Hollaback NYC held a “Girl Power” art workshop in a Brooklyn park recently which encouraged its tween and teen participants to create visible street art that spoke out against the catcalls and harassment many women face every day.

Artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, known for her amazing anti-harassment public art project called “Stop Telling Women To Smile,” was on hand to encourage the girls to write their thoughts about catcalling using a Brooklyn wall as a canvas. Fazlalizadeh’s posters included phrases like “You Are Not Entitled To My Space” and “Women Do Not Owe You Their Time or Conversation” alongside female faces with bold, defiant expressions. The work is the result of interviews with women about their personal experiences with catcalling. Keep reading »

4 Counterarguments To The Most Common Excuses For Workplace Sexual Harassment

4 Counterarguments To The Most Common Excuses For Workplace Sexual Harassment

I find myself talking to people about workplace sexual harassment a lot.  We live in a society that sees itself ideally as merit-based – you get what you earn.  My argument about sexual harassment is, if you’re being treated or viewed as a sexual object in your place of work, you’re not being given a fair opportunity to prove your merit as an employee.  So to me, eliminating sexual harassment at work is one of the biggest ways that we could create a truly egalitarian society.

And it should be easy — we have laws in place, and a government agency – the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – to investigate claims of sexual harassment at work.  Most employers have policies about sexual harassment that are clear-cut.  Most often it’s defined as either making remarks about gender or sex that create a hostile or uncomfortable workplace atmosphere, or taking actions in a supervisory role that discriminate based on sex or sexual performance.  Easy!  Right?

Yet in these conversations, I find people defending sexual harassment as it’s defined by law.  That is BONKERS.  Here are the four most common defenses I’ve heard of sexual harassment at work, and the reasons they are wrong. Keep reading »

Kirsten Dunst Implies That Actresses Ask To Be Sexually Harassed

Sofia Coppola: I feel like you and I are so on the same page about how to approach things. Have you ever worked with a director you didn’t agree with? And if so, what did you do?

Kirsten Dunst: I have, and it takes all the fun out of what you do. You just get through it instead of having a meaningful experience.

SC: What if a director pounces on you while working? Has that ever happened?

KD: No [laughs]. I don’t give off that vibe. I think that you court that stuff, and to me it’s crossing a boundary that would hinder the trust in your working relationship.

Kirsten Dunst is a real dingaling, isn’t she? First, in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar last month, she professed her love for traditional gender roles, telling the mag, “You need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman.” And now, in an interview with her “Marie Antoinette” director, Sofia Coppola, for W, Kirsten rather smugly says that she hasn’t ever been sexually harassed by a director because she doesn’t give of “that vibe” or “court that stuff.” In other words, if you’re an actress that has been sexually harassed by someone with power in the industry, you must have asked for it. It’s almost like she’s conflating sexual harassment with a consensual affair, as if the two things are the same and/or cross the same boundary. But they aren’t the same. At all. Seriously, Kirsten, hush. [Defamer]

What Double Standard Drives You Crazy?

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Oh, good ol’ double standards! Reddit asked its users yesterday which double standard they hate most in modern society and commenters, both male and female, had some pretty sobering (and funny) observations to share. Do these ring true in your own life? Keep reading »

Interns Deserve Protection From Sexual Harassment, Too

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  • Unpaid interns in New York City are now protected from sexual harassment and racial/religious/sexual discrimination, following the passage of a bill that protects them on the job even if they are not earning a wage or salary. [Think Progress]
  • A Pakistani politician introduced a bill to increase the punishment on any adult who is involved in child marriage. [Reuters]
  • Here’s blogger Brittney Cooper on why she supports #CancelColbert … [Salon]
  • … and here’s what blogger Erin Gloria Ryan from Jezebel says we can learn from the whole thing. [Jezebel] Keep reading »
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