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.
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.
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
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Narendra Modi kicks off Maharashtra poll campaign in Nashik, e-cigarette ban, teaser loans, review of Netflix series Unbelievable; today's must-read stories
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.
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.
The Rookie star Afton Williamson quits ABC show over allegations of sexual harassment, racial discrimination
Afton Williamson co-starred in the Los Angeles-based ABC drama The Rookie alongside Nathan Fillion.
Bhojpuri actor Pawan Singh, known for 'Lollipop Lagelu' song, booked for harassing woman on social media
A case was registered in Malwani police station, Mumbai against Pawan Singh and his associate.
Paris Jackson refuses to comment on Leaving Neverland: 'Not my role' to defend father Michael Jackson
Paris Jackson said that she does not want to comment on HBO's explosive documentary on Michael Jackson, Leaving Neverland saying that she has nothing more to say than that hasn't already been said in regards to his defense.
Leaving Neverland: It is time to re-examine Michael Jackson's music, and the art of every perpetrator
Titled Leaving Neverland, the documentary tells the harrowing account of James Safechuck and Wade Robson, two former friends of Michael Jackson, and how they were sexually abused, repeatedly, by the "pop god" when they were just kids.
Two more women accuse ex-Costa Rican president Oscar Arias of sexual misconduct, but #MeToo still muted in Latin America
Two women have accused former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, a Nobel peace laureate, of sexual misconduct
For the study, researchers monitored volume of Google searches originating in the US from 1 January, 2010 through June 15, 2018.