In light of recent accusations of sexual misconduct against CBS CEO Les Moonves, a civil rights lawyer specializing in sexual harassment, Debra Katz speaks to NPR about the implications of sexual harassment at the executive level. Katz says, “when chief executives engage in this kind of disgusting, despicable behavior, they often feel that this behavior is the prerogative of the position that they hold,” and goes on to discuss how other people at the top tend to tolerate and engage in similar behavior. She says that when a company is engaged in this kind of behavior at the top level, it becomes normative, and ultimately creates a culture that doesn’t allow people to come forward and file complaints.
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This year, largely due to companies such as Netflix, the rom-com era is making a comeback. However, there is a limited amount of lesbian love stories. As Kobler requests, “Hallmark, let’s make the yuletide gay.”
Artist Betty Tompkins has been painting text-based works of demeaning words and phrases used to describe women from 2002-2015. In response to the #MeToo Movement, the artist is using her work in a new exhibition, “Will She Ever Shut Up?”
A series of murals of feminist icons have been placed all across London in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the UK’s first laws giving many women the right to vote. The murals contain 50 women from the past (such as Sojourner Truth and Sophia Duleep Singh) and present (Malala Yousafzai) who have played a role in the fight for equal rights.
Despite sharing stages with Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, and Jimi Hendrix, this all-female rock band never got their “big break.” Now, with all the members well into their 70s, Ace of Cups has come back to record an album nearly five decades later.
In response to leading publications putting mostly men in their “Year in Pictures” review, Women Photograph have compiled their own list that reflects the underrepresented voices of those in their organization.
Though hip-hop is often criticized for its degrading lyrics about women, female rap is essential for the empowerment of Black women. Sesali Bowen explains, “Female rappers allow Black women to envision a world where our needs, desires, and identities come first.”