Human rights group report gains traction, Twitter hammered
NEW YORK (AP) — A report on Twitter by the human rights group Amnesty International is gaining traction and the company's shares were punished Thursday, suffering one of their worst declines this year.
The report, released earlier this week, said the social media platform has permitted a toxic online culture that allows pervasive abuse of women.
The Latest: Ex-MSU president is 5th charged in Nassar probes
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the Michigan attorney general's investigation of Larry Nassar's sexual abuse (all times local):
Former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon is the fifth person other than Larry Nassar to be charged during investigations of his sexual abuse of women and girls.
Sex workers’ union ignites debate over prostitution in Spain
MADRID (AP) — A divisive debate over the legal status of prostitution has reignited in Spain after the country's staunchly feminist government was embarrassed to find out that it had approved the country's first sex workers' union.
Women's rights groups and policymakers have long been divided over whether legalizing prostitution, which is currently not legal but tolerated, would bring out of the shadows a lucrative and widespread business that often comes at the expense of abuse of women.
Gonzaga set to welcome #MeToo trailblazers including Pulitzer Prize winner Ronan Farrow
Gonzaga University has another draw for its Friday night event bringing two speakers to campus to discuss the #MeToo movement: a Pulitzer Prize winner.
New Yorker magazine journalist Ronan Farrow was honored Monday along with the New York Times for public service journalism in their reporting on alleged decadeslong sexual assault and predation by movie producer Harvey Weinstein.
NEW YORK (AP) — The 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists:
The New York Times and The New Yorker for stories about disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and other powerful men who have been accused of sexual harassment and abuse. The citation notes the reporting by the Times' Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey and Ronan Farrow of The New Yorker has spurred "a worldwide reckoning about sexual abuse of women."
LONDON (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's former British assistant said Wednesday that a gag order she had to sign when she left his film company was "morally lacking in every way" and failed to stop the movie producer's harassment and abuse of women.
Zelda Perkins quit Weinstein's firm Miramax in 1998 along with a colleague who accused the movie mogul of trying to rape her. Each received a 125,000-pound ($177,000) settlement and signed a non-disclosure agreement.
A former Michigan State athletic director says the school has violated Title IX law and NCAA rules, which could bring historic penalties, including a possible loss of federal funding, because of serial abuse of women by convicted doctor Larry Nassar.
Sexual harassment explains a lot about why women get paid less
(Bloomberg) -- American women don’t earn as much as men do, a persistent phenomenon that can’t be explained by disparities in education, opportunity or child-bearing. But a growing body of research points to a new and compelling cause: Women make less because of the sexual harassment they face at work.
President Trump won the election as a populist. He excoriated everyone else in the primaries. His voters loved him for calling out Clinton as “Crooked Hillary.”
His campaign was built upon ridiculing the Washington elitists, including a major political media rightly perceived as fawning over Democrats and liberals until those Democrats’ or liberals’ follies were beyond ignoring.
Two weeks ago, it seemed former President Bill Clinton was finished as a public figure. A variety of public intellectuals on the left had consigned him to the ashtray of history; they'd attested to their newfound faith in his rape accuser Juanita Broaddrick or torn him to shreds for having taken advantage of a young intern, Monica Lewinsky.
Spain rape trial that triggered women protests ends
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court on Tuesday heard final arguments from lawyers and defendants in a gang rape trial that has gripped Spain and triggered criticism over how cases involving alleged abuse of women are handled.
The case known as "La Manada" or "'animal pack," after the nickname the five defendants gave themselves, centers around a woman's allegation that she was gang raped by them during Pamplona's San Fermin festival in July 2016.
Fallout continues for Weinstein and his former company
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fallout from sexual harassment and abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein continued Wednesday as the disgraced producer was hit with a new lawsuit, lost an honorary degree and his former company forced to sell off a major film asset because of the scandal.
The Latest: Weinstein Co. denies knowledge of allegations
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein (all times local):
The Weinstein Co. board of directors says it is "shocked and dismayed" over the most recent wave of allegations against Harvey Weinstein, and insists the company didn't know about its former co-chairman's alleged conduct.
The statement calls Weinstein's alleged actions "antithetical to human decency." It says the board did not know of the alleged harassment and abuse of women.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Basic freedoms of expression and association are on the decline around the world, the United States said Friday in a report that warned of worsening conditions for opposition groups and human rights activists.
A song goes viral after Women’s March on Washington
A song by a Los Angeles singer-songwriter that was performed by a flash mob of women in pink, pointy-eared hats at the Women's March on Washington is being heralded as the anthem of the movement.
MILCK , whose real name is Connie Lim, led some two dozen singers Saturday in her song "Quiet," which is about overcoming physical and sexual abuse. The lyrics include the lines, "A one-woman riot/Oh, I can't keep quiet."
Vampire-obsessed trucker sentenced to 20 years for rape, abuse of women he held captive
Just this week, the University of Louisville on Thursday confirmed that the National Collegiate Athletic Association had formally charged staff members in its men’s basketball program, including head coach Rick Pitino, with major violations related to a scandal in which a university employee provided prostitutes who performed sexual acts with players and recruits. The infractions may well rise to criminal charges as well. It happens a long way from the sleepy environs of Mississippi – and it...
Trump Keeps up Attacks on Clinton
Bud Pierce again apologizes for abuse remark
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bud Pierce has apologized again for comments he made about the abuse of women during a debate.
Oregon governor candidate’s spokeswoman quits over remarks
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The spokeswoman for Republican gubernatorial candidate Bud Pierce said Monday she has resigned because of a comment Pierce made during a debate about abuse of women.
UN official: For Afghan women ‘glass is half full’
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — As the United States prepared to invade Taliban-ruled Afghanistan 15 years ago, then-First Lady Laura Bush took over her husband's weekly radio address to tell the American people that part of the reason for going to war after the attacks of September 11, 2001, was to liberate Afghan women from the brutality that had been forced on them by the extremists' regime.