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  • Grand-nephew to run for Conyers' Michigan congressional seat

    01/20/2018 7:44:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 19, 2018 4:08 PM EST
    Democratic state Sen. Ian Conyers says he is running for the Michigan congressional seat long held by his grand-uncle, John Conyers. Ian Conyers made his announcement Friday in Detroit to join the 13th Congressional District race. The 88-year-old Democrat John Conyers was facing sexual harassment allegations and cited health reasons when he resigned in December from the post he held since 1964. …
  • Condoleezza Rice on #MeToo: 'Let's Not Turn Women Into Snowflakes'

    01/18/2018 2:46:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | Alexandra King
    Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said that while she believes the #MeToo movement is "a good thing," people need "to be a little bit careful" about how they respond to it. "Let's not turn women into snowflakes. Let's not infantilize women," Rice insisted during an interview with CNN's David Axelrod on "The Axe Files," which airs at 7 ET Saturday night. Rice said she didn't want "to get to a place that men start to think, 'Well, maybe it's just better not to have women around.' I've heard a little bit of that. And it, it worries me,"...
  • Rhode Island Dem lawmaker accused of sexual harassment during anti-sexual harassment training

    01/12/2018 7:50:59 AM PST · by Sopater · 15 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | January 11, 2018 at 5:30pm | William A. Jacobson
    Welcome to my home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.Rhode Island lawmakers are undergoing anti-sexual harassment training after a female lawmaker alleged she was told she could get legislations passed if she slept with the right people. The training seemed to go well, with one exception.One of the male Democrat lawmakers is accused of making sexually harassing comments during the training. He says he was misunderstood because of his heavy accent.News 10 reports: Instead of satisfying concerns about sexual harassment, a training session for Rhode Island lawmakers may have raised more controversy.The training on Wednesday was the same that...
  • Oh, So That's Why James Rosen Is Out At Fox News

    01/11/2018 4:33:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Right before Christmas it was announced that veteran reporter James Rosen was out at Fox News. No explanation was given. After New Years, Rosen tweeted that he hoped to detail his future plans soon. Well, National Public Radio is reporting that Rosen’s departure was hastened due to allegations of sexual harassment: The network cited no reason for Rosen's exit and did not announce it on the air. According to Rosen's former colleagues, however, he had an established pattern of flirting aggressively with many peers and had made sexual advances toward three female Fox News journalists, including two reporters and a...
  • Catherine Deneuve defends men's "right to hit on" women

    01/10/2018 5:42:55 AM PST · by Nextrush · 57 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/10/2018 | BBC
    French actress Catherine Deneuve has said that men should be "free to hit on" women. She is one of 100 French women who wrote an open letter, warning about a new "puritanism" sparked by recent sexual harassment scandals. It deplores a wave of "denunciations" following rape allegations made against US movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. A group of French feminists condemned the letter, accusing the signatories of trivializing sexual violence.... The letter by French women writers, performers and academics was published in France's Le Monde newspaper on Tuesday. "Men have been punished summarily, forced out of their jobs when all they...
  • Golden Globe winner James Franco accused of inappropriate sexual behavior by actresses

    01/09/2018 8:29:57 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 30 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | January 8, 2017 | Rachel DeSantis
    James Franco’s Golden Globe lost some of its luster after several women went on Twitter and accused him of inappropriate behavior. Almost immediately after the actor scooped up a trophy for "The Disaster Artist" Sunday, on a night the industry spoke out against sexual harassment, Franco came under attack. Actress Violet Paley claimed the actor once sexually assaulted her and tried to lure her 17-year-old friend to his hotel room.
  • Major donor reconsiders support for Democrats who urged Franken to quit

    01/07/2018 4:12:52 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 28 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 1/7/18 | JACEY FORTIN New York Times
    A prominent donor to the Democratic Party says she is considering withdrawing support for senators who urged their colleague Al Franken to resign after he was accused of sexual misconduct. The donor, Susie Tompkins Buell, has been one of the Democratic Party’s most generous supporters for decades. In particular, she has been a champion of female politicians, including Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Maria Cantwell of Washington. Last month, those senators were among the dozens who called for Franken to resign from the Senate after at least six women accused him of sexual harassment...
  • NYT Op-Ed: #MeToo Moment Could Be Coming Off The Hinges

    01/07/2018 10:59:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    While the Me Too movement has brought down creepers in various industries, some feminists are feeling that this whole moment could be coming off the hinges. It’s devolved from rooting out legitimate predators via shared stories of sexual harassment to an inquisition-like mentality where some accusations are unproven. No, this is not to marginalize the women who came forward and torched Hollywood heavyweight Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Mark Halperin, Louis C.K. and Charlie Rose. C.K. admitted to his misdeeds, as did Halperin and Rose. C.K’s latest movie has been shelved, while Rose and Halperin were fired from CBS News and...
  • Detectives Investigating Red Robin Employee for Filming Customer in Restaurant Bathroom

    01/05/2018 12:02:08 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 12 replies
    Fairfax County [Virginia] Media Relations Bureau ^ | 5 January 2018 | FCPD Media Relations Bureau
    Fair Oaks Police District – An investigation is underway after a 15-year-old boy reported being filmed while using the bathroom at Red Robin in the Fair Lakes area on December 26. He saw a figure over his head and noticed a cell phone pointing at the urinal which appeared to be recording him. When he confronted the person, he realized the suspect was an employee of the restaurant. The victim left the bathroom and told his mom, who then notified restaurant staff. The victim’s family left the location and called us. Officers responded to the restaurant in the 13000 block...
  • Ben Vereen accused of sexually assaulting and harassing actresses during production of ‘Hair' (tr)

    01/05/2018 8:11:14 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 35 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | January 5, 2018 | NICOLE BITETTE and NANCY DILLON
    When Ben Vereen held auditions for “Hair” at a community theatre in Florida in 2015, the Tony winner said he wanted to break new ground with the rock musical. But in a sickening twist, several young actresses cast in the show claim the Broadway legend’s sexually abusive behavior nearly broke them. The women — part of the Venice Theatre production outside of Tampa — say Vereen forced unwanted kisses, hugged them aggressively, stripped naked during an acting exercise and made degrading comments about their weight, sex appeal and personal lives.
  • Stuart Smalley Says Goodbye: Al Franken Is No Longer A U.S. Senator

    01/02/2018 3:24:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 78 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 2, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Well, after giving one of the most non-introspective speeches on the Senate floor regarding his sexual harassment allegations, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) is now a private citizen. The Minnesota Democrat was hit with sexual misconduct allegations around the Thanksgiving holiday last year. He’s been accused of groping multiple women, forcibly kissing one as well. As of today, Stuart Smalley has left the building. Here’s his formal resignation letter: Here's Franken's letter of resignation, which took effect at noon CST. #mnsen pic.twitter.com/UpofdVrtiN— Kyle Potter (@kpottermn) January 2, 2018 The Franken allegations arose just as the Alabama special election was winding down....
  • The Wrath Of Chris Matthews

    01/02/2018 1:45:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 2, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Before Christmas, it was revealed that MSNBC’s Chris Matthews had settled a sexual harassment claim back in 1999. The Daily Caller first reported on this story, which was confirmed by NBC News. Called a “separation-related payment,” an NBC producer received some $40,000, though NBC says the payment was much less. Matthews is part of a string of men who have been accused, and in some cases, fired for sexual misconduct. Today’s Matt Lauer was fired such behavior. CBS News’ Charlie Rose was dismissed as well. Mark Halperin of NBC News was also given the axe. Matthews still has his job...
  • Report: ESPN's John Skipper Resigned Due to Sexual Harassment Issues, Not Substance Abuse

    12/30/2017 2:05:15 PM PST · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 30, 2017 | Dylan Gwinn
    Nearly two weeks ago, ESPN President John Skipper shocked the media world by suddenly resigning from his position at the "Worldwide Leader." At the time, Skipper said he needed to resign to deal with substance abuse issues. [Snip] Well, Clay Travis of Fox Sports Radio and Outkick the Coverage reports that there is something bigger indeed, behind Skipper's resignation. Travis reports that in the days following Skipper’s announcement, several reports came to him offering a much different explanation for Skipper's immediate departure. "In the next couple of days I was told by multiple sources I trust inside ESPN that the...
  • NBC Issues Hugging Guidelines for Employees (And How Christian Ethics Could Help Them)

    12/29/2017 12:56:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2017 | Michael Brown
    It is fitting that 2017, a year of the unexpected, ends with more unexpected news. In an attempt to crack down on sexual harassment on the job, NBC has reportedly issued strict new guidelines which call for employees to rat out the miscreants in their midst. Not only so, but NBC has allegedly banned shared taxi rides for employees and even issued instructions on how to hug. Yes, NBC is going the way of sexual prudery – or perhaps the way of wisdom?As reported on Page Six, “NBC employees have been ordered to report any inappropriate relationships in the workplace...
  • Minnesota voters to Franken: Don’t quit — let us fire you

    12/28/2017 5:40:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December28, 2017 | ED MORRISSEY
    Luther Strange isn’t the only current US Senator on his way out the door. In a few days, Al Franken will submit his resignation as promised last week, and Tina Smith will take his seat at least until a special election in November chooses his successor. As it turns out, Minnesota voters aren’t entirely happy about Franken’s resignation — and half of them want Franken to renege on his pledge to resign, according to a new PPP poll: -50% of voters think he should not resign, to only 42% who think he should go through with his planned resignation. There...
  • American Woman

    12/28/2017 8:19:47 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 26 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 12/28/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The folks who provide comments on our email list are having a proverbial field day with the hot news concerning men and sexual harassment. We are a loosely linked group of about 30 plus e-mailers, some from CA, at least one, myself, from FL. We are engineers, teachers, health pros, you name it. When one male lister sent out the following Biblical sounding quotes in regards to Joe Scarborough I hit red alert. "The lips of an adulteress drip with honey and her mouth is smoother than oil. But in the end she is as bitter as wormwood, as sharp...
  • NBC orders staff to rat out misbehaving colleagues or be fired

    12/26/2017 4:50:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    Page Six ^ | December 25, 2017 | Emily Smith
    NBC has issued strict new anti-sexual harassment rules to employees — including that staffers must snitch on any misbehaving colleagues — in the wake of the firing of disgraced “Today” show host Matt Lauer. A source tells Page Six that NBC employees have been ordered to report any inappropriate relationships in the workplace — and if they fail to do so, they could be fired for covering up for colleagues. Detailed rules also have been issued about conduct in the office, including how to socialize and even how to hug colleagues. A source says, “Romantic relationships at work are not...
  • The #MeToo Movement and Mike Pence

    12/26/2017 10:35:35 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/26/17 | Michael Shannon
    As far as our leftist cultural arbiters are concerned, when it comes to sexual harassment, you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t If women had only known all it took to shatter the glass ceiling was to accuse your boss of sexual harassment, workplace history would have been very different! Of course — much like a frontal assault on a machinegun nest — the first over the top aren’t getting the plum jobs, but their sacrifice makes it possible for rear echelon women to either achieve or guilt their way into the ‘C’ suites. The bosses were...
  • Turmoil: CA Democrats' Sexual Harassment Problem Cost Them

    12/26/2017 10:26:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 26, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    The sexual harassment reckoning has exposed many men in positions of power for their bad behavior. Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin and others have either been fired or suspended for sexual misconduct. In the political realm, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) is resigning in early January after multiple women accused him of sexual harassment. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) made his way to the exit after his sexual harassment allegations made it into the limelight; he paid $27,000 to settle a claim in 2015. And yes, that’s our money he used for that expenditure. This reached a boiling point during the...
  • Matt Damon Skips Film Premiere amid Backlash over Sexual Harassment Comments

    12/20/2017 6:36:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Big Hollywood (Breitbart) ^ | December 20, 2017 | Ben Kew
    Actor Matt Damon apparently skipped the premiere for his latest sci-fi movie Downsizing on Monday, days after receiving intense backlash following his comments about sexual harassment in Hollywood. Damon, 47, did not attend the Monday night premiere at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, days after being widely mocked for arguing that men who didn’t engage in sexually predatory behavior were not receiving enough attention. “We’re in this watershed moment, and it’s great, but I think one thing that’s not being talked about is there are a whole s**tload of guys – the preponderance of men I’ve worked with –...