This is a post by a Japanese woman, telling her #metoo
story at her workplace. First post: a 70 year old co- worker. He might think that he’s just being nice, but she knows that this is #harassment
. • Second post: the things he says to her during lunch and during work: are you in a relationship? If you’re going straight home after work you can’t meet other people. You should think of your parents. You should think of going on formal marriage interviews. • Third post: after work hours, there was still one visitor scheduled in, the old man said it’s better for the customer when women bring the tea. But she left at the regular time anyway. #💁🏻♀️ #japan #sexualharassment #セクハラおじさん #heforshenu #stopsexualharassment #attheworkplace
Enjoying our last coffee morning together before we say goodbye to each other until September ☹️💔 On that note, we also just posted our possibly last podcast episode before we meet again in rainy Glasgow in the fall. We promise we’ll do our best to make it work over the summer by using the perks of today’s technology 🤞🏻, but this long distance, four people and 3 different countries thing might get in the way 🙈. But don’t think we’ll let you forget us that easily❣️ You’ll still be able to find new articles regularly on our page, although we’ve decided to post something new every second week cause, you know, quality beats quantity! So, starting from next week, you will be able to find 2 instead of 4 new articles weekly with, if everything goes as planned, Aischa and Ebba, and Cheyenne and Katja posting in the same week. Love, TTU ❤️ #tributetous
In response to my last post: yes, it is sometimes scary to walk alone at night when you're not a man. I am afraid every now and then, especially after recently experiencing men behaving creepily around me, or even touching me against my will.
With that being said, I am also angry. I am angry that some men behave so badly that all people who aren't men (and sometimes, other men, too) feel unsafe when walking home alone. I am angry that we're taught to be afraid of men, but men aren't taught to behave, and that toxic masculinity makes it so much more likely for men to act violently. I'm furious that we live in a rape culture.
And yet: I won't stop walking alone at night. Because I have the right to do so. I refuse to let fear dictate my life so much that I no longer have any freedom. I may not talk to men I don't know when I'm alone, but I sure as hell won't stop going outside. I won't partake in some sort of curfew, because I love the night and the night is as much mine, as it is any man's.
#fear #fearofmen #nattdjur #toxicmasculinity #rapeculture #våldtäktskultur #sexuelltofredande #sexualharassment #rädsla #psynligt #ångest #ptsd
Tonight, as I was walking to the gym for my regular Saturday leg training, a man I didn't know walked past me. Shortly after passing, I could hear him stop behind me and say: "Excuse me."
This could have been such an innocent gesture. He might have been a really nice guy. He might have been lost and wanted to ask for directions. He didn't look lost, but I mean, you never know.
You never know.
He could have been nice but he could also have been a rapist, or a murderer, or both. He could have been a creep wanting to ask me about sex. Perhaps he would have asked me if I had a boyfriend, and if I lied and said yes, he would have touched my face and told me no one would ever love me as much as he, this random man on the street (yes, this happened to me once).
I decided I didn't want to take my chances. I decided to keep walking. He decided to keep yelling various forms of "hello" and "excuse me". Perhaps I was right about the risk, perhaps not. The thing is: I don't even want to take that risk. I don't want to adventure my safety because some man I don't know insists on talking to me. And sure, I do know that statistically, I'm more likely to be abused by someone I know.
And that happened to me.
But I know it could happen on the street as well. If I was at the wrong place at the wrong time. And I know it's usually much more dangerous to be a lonely man in the night, than a lonely woman/nonbinary person (here in Sweden, that is). But I also know that these things do happen. And lately I haven't felt all that safe while outside.
Two weeks ago, something happened. A man I didn't know started running up to me from behind. When he was alongside me, he kept walking at my pace and continued to turn his head and stare at me. It was all really very creepy but I just kept walking, faster; I could see my apartment complex and I knew I'd be safe and home in less than a minute. But what if I hadn't turned right and walked up the stairs to my house? What if instead, I had kept walking forward through the dark tunnel, toward the forest? Would he have attacked me then?
Perhaps he would. I don't know. You never know, until you know, and then you wish you didn't.
TW: Sexual Harassment
This is kind of long, but you should definitely take the time to read this! It’s not secret that sexual abuse/harassment is way too common for people everywhere, no matter one’s gender or race. However, one should keep in mind that women of color are targeted much more. This statement is not meant to invalidate any victim of sexual violence, every single victim is valid! However it is true that women of color face this more often. This is absolutely disgusting and horrifying that there are so many opportunities for things like this to occur and that there are so many gross people willing to cover it up or pretend like it’s not a big deal. These women were there to make sure they were healthy and discuss health related topics, not have their bodies judged, touched inappropriately, and photographed by a disgusting, horrifying, piece of garbage! #EndSexualViolence #SexualAbuse #SexualHarassment #MeToo #POC #WOC #VictimsAreValid
A lawsuit leveled against Fox News by one of the network's former hosts was thrown out in a New York federal court on Friday.
Judge George B. Daniels of the Southern District Court in New York concluded that former "The Five" and "Outnumbered" co-host #AndreaTantaros
did not present adequate evidence to back up her 2017 claims, which included allegations that malware was installed on her personal computer, that she was wiretapped by the company, and that she and other female on-air talent were recorded on video while getting undressed.
"Plaintiff's amended complaint is based primarily on speculation and conjecture," Daniels wrote.
"Moreover, she fails to adequately make out the basic elements of her claims," he added.
Other prominent hosts parted ways with the network in 2017 amid sexual harassment allegations, including top-rated host Bill O'Reilly and "The Five" co-host Eric Bolling.
Tantaros filed another #sexualharassment
suit against Fox News, the network's former #network
Chairman and CEO #RogerAiles
and other executives in August 2016 that is in arbitration.
On Thursday, #Fox #News
announced that Suzanne Scott was being promoted to CEO of the network, marking the first time a woman has led the network.