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1286990.  Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:39 am Reply with quote

Sexual harassment isnít just about sex: Groundbreaking report details persistent hostility female scientists face

Ask someone for an example of sexual harassment and they might cite a professorís insistent requests to a grad student for sex. But such lurid incidents account for only a small portion of a serious and widespread harassment problem in science, according to a report released this week by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Two years in the making, the report describes pervasive and damaging ďgender harassmentĒóbehaviors that belittle women and make them feel they donít belong, including sexist comments and demeaning jokes. Between 17% and 50% of female science and medical students reported this kind of harassment in large surveys conducted by two major university systems across 36 campuses.

1287616.  Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:30 am Reply with quote

Female reporter groped and kissed on air

1294609.  Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:39 am Reply with quote

Also in the world of ballet, sharing nude pictures of (ex)partners is happening.

1296562.  Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:58 am Reply with quote

The Starr Report and how a few of Clinton's antagonists fared...

Double standards or what?

1343049.  Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:02 am Reply with quote

Now Weinstein's been convicted, time to resurrect this thread?

1343051.  Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:24 pm Reply with quote

Surely the most cogent question is why he was only convicted of tyhe less serious charges...


1343053.  Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:43 pm Reply with quote

Did he not get found guilty of all charges he faced yesterday? There are more to come

1343064.  Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:41 pm Reply with quote

barbados wrote:
Did he not get found guilty of all charges he faced yesterday?

No, not as I understand it. He was convicted on the three lesser* charges. This is what was said in lots of places - for instance the Grauniad:

Weinstein was acquitted of three further charges, including the two most serious counts of predatory sexual assault which carried a possible life sentence and an alternative count of rape in the first degree.

There are more to come

There are, but (again AIUI) not from this trial in new york. He faces further prosecutions in California.


* I'm not in anyway suggesting that these were not also very serious crimes - they are "lesser" only in that they attract less severe sentences

1343079.  Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:00 am Reply with quote

bbc wrote:
24 February 2020
After five days of deliberation, the jury finds Weinstein guilty of a criminal sexual act in the first degree and third-degree rape.
The 67-year-old is convicted of sexually assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006 and raping ex-actress Jessica Mann in 2013.
He is acquitted of first-degree rape and two counts of predatory sexual assault, charges that could have seen him jailed for life.
Though cleared of the most serious charges made against him, the producer still faces up to 25 years in prison on the sexual assault conviction.
Judge James Burke orders Weinstein to be held in custody and schedules a sentencing hearing for 11 March.

Are they suggesting that "predatory sexual assault" is worse than "first degree rape" - I'm not sure I follow that logic.

1343080.  Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:11 am Reply with quote

They aren't. They are suggesting that "First Degree Rape and two counts of Predatory Sexual Assault" is more serious than "a criminal sexual act in the first degree and third-degree rape".


1343153.  Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:01 pm Reply with quote

Mike Bloomberg claimed at the Democratic debate on Tuesday night to have got rid of sundry NDAs - will be interesting to see if anything comes forward as a result of that.


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