New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, whose office has taken on a high-profile role in the fight against sexual misconduct, was physically violent with four women he was romantically involved with.
Staff outings that ended at strip clubs, a supervisor who bragged about condoms in his bag, a boss who tried to forcibly kiss a subordinate and another who referred to people using a vulgar term for women’s genitals are just a handful of stories of gender discrimination that have come out in the open.
Cosby could get up to 10 years in prison on each of the three counts of aggravated indecent assault, he is likely to get less than that under state sentencing guidelines.
According to MaleSurvivor, a significant portion of abuse perpetrators report having been victimized by abuse, but most victims do not go on to commit sexual abuse against others.
Initiating a campaign on social media with hashtag #DontTellMeHowToDress, Bangkok-based celebrity Cindy Bishop drew much attention online. In no time, other women also joined the campaign stating how women should not be dictated by authorities.
Referring to the MeToo movement, Tony Robbins had said ‘If you use the #MeToo movement to try to get significance and certainty by attacking and destroying someone else, you have not grown an ounce. All you’ve done is basically use a drug called significance to make yourself feel good.’
Artist Terra Lopez, who is also a musician, interviewed about 100 women and asked them to recall and share the catcalls that had come their way from men. Then, she recorded them and got men to read them out.
In a Twitter thread, author Gwen K Katz apparently came across a man who argued that he was convinced he was ‘living proof’ that it was possible to write from a female perspective. She then proceeded to share texts from a chapter he has written which proved that he couldn’t really.
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“So I thought he wouldn’t do it today, but then eventually he did it again,” she said. “After mentioning MeToo and saying sorry, he did it again, so I thought I would not be able to get out of this. I started thinking about how I could get out.”
The 90th Academy Awards brought to the stage conversations around #MeToo, Time’s Up, and the immigration crisis
Jimmy Kimmel got right to addressing both sexual misconduct and the gender pay gap in his opening speech. “Here’s how clueless Hollywood is about women,” Kimmel said. “We made a movie called ‘What Women Want’ and it starred Mel Gibson.”
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.