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These t-shirts feature 50 ways real women have said ‘no’ and been ignored

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50 t-shirts. 50 shades. 50 ways women have said “no” and been ignored.

Following month after month of sexual misconduct accusations around the globe, two young Australian women have launched an international campaign against harassment and abuse. 

Dubbed “50 Shades of No,” the campaign particularly targets the issue of consent, and features 50 t-shirts emblazoned with things real women have said to avoid sexual encounters.

“These 50 shirts feature real verbal and nonverbal signals real women gave in moments when they tried to say ‘no’,” reads the campaign brief. “All of which were ignored.” Read more…

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Twitter flooded after alleged creator of the ‘Shitty Media Men’ list steps forward

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The alleged creator of “SHITTY MEDIA MEN,” an anonymous spreadsheet used to report men accused of sexual misconduct in the publishing industry, has outed herself — and Twitter is ablaze.

Writer Moira Donegan came forward as the author of the shared document, launched in October, in an article for New York Magazine. In the piece, she explained that “the anonymous, crowdsourced document was a first attempt at solving what has seemed like an intractable problem: how women can protect ourselves from sexual harassment and assault.”

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'A Border Agent Took My Sister and Me Into a Closet and Sexually Assaulted Us,' say teen sisters

Two sisters who were trying to escape violence and poverty in Guatemala for a better life “became so desperately lost trekking across the Texas desert that when they saw a U.S. Customs and Border Protection truck, they waved for help,” reports the Los Angeles Times. An officer in that truck later confined them by force, and sexually assaulted them, one by one.

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Former Uber engineer alleges sexist abuse in workplace, CEO Travis Kalanick responds

Updated with response from Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, below.

Susan Fowler Rigetti, a former engineer at Uber, describes in a blog post her experience in a workplace where sexual harassment takes place with impunity, and people who are abused at work are further abused by the organization for which they work.

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