Singer Ed Sheeran who was also among the prominent celebs who carried the roses at the annual awards ceremony said the #MeToo and Time’s Up campaigns were long overdue. “I think it should have happened sooner, but I’m glad it is happening”, he said.
While Taslima Nasreen goes on to tweet that “men have to give up on misogyny to let half of human species live safely”, she initially reacts to the horrific incident of a man masturbating in a Delhi bus by saying that it should not seen as a “big crime” in the era of “rape culture”. “Men should rather masturbate, than rape and murder.
Did you ever think that holy pilgrimages like the Hajj could be unsafe for women too? A woman named Sabica Khan took to Facebook to share her #MeToo moment at Mecca, and helped many others shed light to their stories too.
“I made you a sandwich (ham & cheese), now ski 37 days and 600km to the South Pole and you can eat it.” — read a part of Jade Hameister’s Facebook post which effectively comes under the category of one of the classiest clapbacks to trolls in recent Internet history.
The victim was molested by one Isidore Fernandes, 44, a resident of Anjuna, when he was ferrying her on his motorcycle taxi during the Republic Day weekend in Goa
The government’s legislation would outline procedures from employers to deal with allegations of harassment and bullying, add the option of an outside investigator, and enforce privacy rules to protect victims.
On the sidelines of the recently concluded Jaipur Literature Festival, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim spoke to indianexpress.com about all this, while shedding light on the regressive practices in Nigeria.
Grammy Awards 2018: Taking things forward from the sea of black at the Golden Globe Awards, the stars at Grammys turned up with a white rose as boutonniere. Others used the platform to highlight other social issues.
The YouTube video shows scenes from Thunderball, wherein James Bond walks into the bathroom of a woman, without waiting for her permission, and when she asks him to hand her something she could put on before stepping out of the bath-tub, he hands her a pair of heels.
Helen Fielding, the author of Bridget Jones Diaries, was attending the Jaipur Literature Festival and answered questions the audience had in store for her. From doling out “the No. 1 dating rule” to talking about the #MeToo campaign, Fielding left the audience wanting for more.
“The growing vulgarity on the media is enough to destabilise our society. We must as one voice try to stop this, by lowering their TRP. If we stop watching, who will they produce for?” wrote one Twitter user.
Malala Yousafzai, during an interaction at the ongoing World Economic Forum at Davos, emphasised on how investing in girl child education is one of the ways by which the government and business sector can contribute towards women empowerment.
Additionally, another tweet where Fasih Ahmed ‘explains’ rape has gone viral too, in spite of his deleting it. ““Rape by, say, Obama is rape. Rape by, say, Tom Cruise is everyone’s dream come true. All subjective” reads the tweet.
Actor and director Amber Tamblyn joined force in explaining how the #MeToo movement was so much more than people’s opinions of what it was. She said that coercing a woman into having sex is an “abuse of power” and is no less a form of sexual assault in itself.
Although the conversations about sexual assault continued after the Harvey Weinstein scandal, the need to seek and comprehend non-verbal consent came to the fore only after the Aziz Ansari case. In case, you are still confused, watch British comedian Rachael Parris as she clears all your doubts.