Me Too News
The Netherlands punishes ‘stealthing’: What is this sex crime and which countries have made it illegal?
Removing a condom during sex without the partner’s consent is common, but it’s not okay. It’s called ‘stealthing’. In The Netherlands, a 28-year-old was handed a suspended jail sentence for the crime. This sexual assault often flies under the radar but some governments have declared it an offence
Harvey Weinstein gets 16 more years for rape, sexual assault
The prison term, along with the 23 years Harvey Weinstein received in 2020 for a similar conviction in New York, amounts to a likely life sentence for the 70-year-old.
Time's Up to halt operations, shift resources to legal fund
Time's Up — the now-embattled anti-harassment organization founded with fanfare during the early days of the #MeToo reckoning against sexual misconduct — is ceasing operations, at least in its current form
Documentary filmmaker Siebel Newsom gives emotional testimony of Harvey Weinstein rape
Siebel Newsom is known as Jane Doe #4 at the trial, and like the others Harvey Weinstein is charged with raping or sexually assaulting, her name is not being spoken in court.
Book review | With Unbound, #MeToo founder Tarana Burke explains why she felt the need to reclaim the movement
"If these white women start using this hashtag, and it gets popular, they will never believe that a Black woman in her 40s from the Bronx has been building a movement for the same purposes, using those exact words, for years now."
Bill Cosby denied parole after refusing to participate in sex offender programs in Pennsylvania prison
This is the first year Bill Cosby was eligible for parole under the three- to 10-year sentence handed down after his 2018 conviction.
Thoughts on a conversation on sexual harassment in the arts, and making sense of traumas buried in the past
An asymmetrical distribution of power between the student and the teacher in the Indian arts — especially in the classical performing arts — makes this sphere vulnerable to incidents of sexual abuse, thereby rendering systemic reform not just crucial, but indispensable to the progress of the disciplines.
Mumbai Police registers FIR against Anurag Kashyap for sexual harassment
Anurag Kashyap had earlier dismissed the allegations and claimed that they were an attempt to "silence" him for his outspoken views.
Huma Qureshi on being named in sexual harassment allegation against Anurag Kashyap: Angry at being dragged into this mess
Huma Qureshi posted a statement on Twitter, saying that she had so far avoided commenting on the issue as she didn't want to get into social media fights and media trials.
In #MeToo era, 'solidarity' requires taking better care of the stories and survivors of sexual violence
We have been hearing accounts of sexual violence in an unprecedented manner online for almost half a decade now. But even after several waves of #MeToo, we are still struggling to get the concept of solidarity right.
MeToo movement brewing in eSports industry as scores of women allege exploitation
Over the last few days, the world of gaming and esports has been shaken as many women have come forward with allegations ranging from unwanted flirting to blatant sexual abuse within the industry.
A #MeToo case highlights how 'due process' may shortchange and re-traumatise survivors who speak out
In cases of sexual harassment, ‘due process’ is held up as a kind of golden ideal. But how does it translate into practice? If an organisation is committed to social justice and human rights, does this automatically make its own workplaces egalitarian or safe? And what does a complainant do when due process has failed her? These are among the questions development sector professional Shivani Lal confronted after filing a complaint of sexual harassment against a former colleague, Mathew Jacob, in October 2018.
At CUSP festival in Chennai, introspecting on how to make the Carnatic music ecosystem a safe space for women
More than a year after Carnatic music’s #MeToo reckoning, how much of the promise of a safer space has been achieved isn’t immediately evident.
Jai Mummy Di movie review: Pyaar Ka Punchnama's team returns with a not regressive, not progressive, not anything film
Jai Mummy Di is so poorly conceived and so so ordinary, that you have to wonder why this plain film was ever made.
Pakistani filmmaker accuses Dawn newspaper CEO Hameed Haroon of rape; publication’s chief calls it ‘fabricated story’ aimed at silencing him
Reputed Pakistani filmmaker Jamshed Mahmood Raza has accused the Chief Executive Office of English-language newspaper Dawn of raping him 13 years ago
In China, #MeToo accusations are suppressed in court, erecting yet another barrier for whistleblowers
In China, the accuser can quickly become the accused. At least six men publicly accused of sexual assault or harassment have sued their accusers, or people who have publicised those accusers’ claims, for defamation in the past year | via @nytimes
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Modi kicks off Maha poll campaign, e-cigarette ban, teaser loans; today's must-read stories
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Mumbai Police to reportedly file closure report in rape case against Alok Nath due to 'lack of evidence'
Alok Nath was recently seen in De De Pyaar De, but many criticsed his casting and said that the makers could have easily found another actor to play the role.
Harvey Weinstein's request of travelling to Italy, Spain for work rejected by judge ahead of sexual harassment cases
Harvey Weinstein made the travel request to seek consultation with director Giuseppe Tornator regarding a stage adaptation of the 1988 film Cinema Paradiso.
Manhattan court judge orders sex trafficking lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein to proceed
Brad Pitt had recently said that the Harvey Weinstein scandal had rattled and changed the course of Hollywood in the same way as the Manson family murders.