Geoffrey Rush’s victory in his defamation case could have a chilling effect on the #MeToo movement

Will the ruling in favour of Geoffrey Rush have a chilling effect on future harassment claims, especially in the absence of successful, high-profile cases?

Source: Geoffrey Rush’s victory in his defamation case could have a chilling effect on the #MeToo movement

‘I’m in shock’: Toronto police rule out charges after 30 women accuse former RCMP doctor of sexual assault

Toronto police sex crimes investigators say there are “no grounds” to lay criminal charges against a former RCMP doctor. That’s despite 30 women alleging they were sexually assaulted during mandatory medical exams in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Source: ‘I’m in shock’: Toronto police rule out charges after 30 women accuse former RCMP doctor of sexual assault | CBC News

‘Simply having a sexual harassment policy in place is not enough’, lawyer says

An Australian lawyer has spoken out about the spike in workplace sexual harassment claims, urging employers to go beyond just installing a token policy.

Source: ‘Simply having a sexual harassment policy in place is not enough’, lawyer says – Lawyers Weekly

“Send Nudes”: A New Study Shows How Often Boys Pressure Girls For Explicit Photos

Many girls interviewed wanted more guidance on what to do if someone harasses them with requests for explicit photos.

A recent study has shown just how common it is for teen boys to coerce or threaten girls into sending nude pictures: an analysis of 500 accounts from 12- to 18-year-old girls about negative experiences sexting found that two-thirds of them had been asked to provide explicit images — and that the requests often progressed from promises of affection to “anger displays, harassment and threats.”

The study by Sara Thomas of Northwestern University found that less then 8% of girls shared explicit pictures because they wanted to; the rest did so because of a desire to please, acquiesce to, or avoid conflict with a boy. Moreover, while researchers found that both girls and boys send nude photos to one another, boys are nearly four time as likely to pressure girls to do so than the reverse.

Source: “Send Nudes”: A New Study Shows How Often Boys Pressure Girls For Explicit Photos | A Mighty Girl

Wicked Camper vans: Vehicles banned from music festival

People driving vehicles plastered with sexist and offensive slogans like “Virginity is curable” and “A kiss upstairs is an application for a ‘job’ in the basement” have been banned from attending an iconic Aussie music festival.

Source: Wicked Camper vans: Vehicles banned from music festival

A robotictoy company accused the world’s biggest tech show of sexism after being stripped of an innovation award

  • A hands-free robotic sex toy won an award for innovation at the Consumer Electronics Show tech show in Las Vegas, but the prize was later revoked.
  • The Osé personal massager, the startup Lora DiCarlo’s first product, originally won the CES Innovation Award in the robotics-and-drones category.
  • But the Consumer Technology Association, which judges the awards and organizes CES, said the sex toy should never have been considered as it “does not fit into any of our existing product categories.”
  • In an open letter, the CEO of Lora DiCarlo said the association had changed its story.
  • She said it initially told her it revoked the award on moral grounds, and she accused it of sexism, saying that sex gadgets aimed at men are prominent at CES

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/lora-dicarlo-accuses-ces-of-sexism-after-innovation-award-was-revoked-2019-1?
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