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


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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Trump liked a tweet about his ‘great friend’ being accused of sexual misconduct


Despite how active President Donald Trump is on Twitter, he rarely smashes that “like” button. But on Friday night, Trump liked” his 25th tweet. 

The tweet concerned Steve Wynn, a billionaire casino mogul and RNC finance chair, over recent sexual assault allegationsAccording to the Wall Street Journal, dozens of people have accused Wynn of sexual misconduct, including pressuring employees to have sex with him. 

By 10:25 p.m. ET on Friday, the like was gone, but the internet doesn’t forget so easily. 

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But Wynn isn’t just some guy to Trump, who also owns hotel property in Las Vegas. In 2016, Trump referred to Wynn as a “great friend.” A great friend who also donated $729,217 in entertainment to Trump’s inauguration through Wynn Resorts Ltd. Read more…

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


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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Stephen Colbert questions James Franco over sexual misconduct accusations


James Franco was pressed for answers by Stephen Colbert on The Late Show on Tuesday, following accusations of sexual misconduct since his Golden Globe win.

The Disaster Artist star was interviewed by the talk show host, broadcast mere hours after The New York Times cancelled a TimesTalks event with Franco scheduled for Wednesday. 

A public supporter of the Time’s Up movement against systemic sexual abuse in Hollywood and other industries, Franco wore one of the widely publicized pins to the Globes on Sunday. But during and after the ceremony, in which Franco won a Golden Globe for Best Actor for his role in The Disaster Artist, several women posted accusations of sexual misconduct on Twitter. Read more…

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TripAdvisor will mark pages for businesses where violent incidents, including rape, have been reported

 TripAdvisor will place warning badges on the pages of businesses where safety issues, including violent incidents like assault and rape, have been reported. The travel review and booking site was criticized earlier this month for removing a 2010 review of Iberosar Paraiso Maya in which the writer, Kristie Love, described being raped by a security guard at the Mexican resort. Read More

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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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Enough is enough! Citizens of this country demand a public sex offenders registry


The US has it. The UK and Ireland have it. And now, an Indian state will have it too. 

The southern state of Kerala has announced the institution of a Sex Offenders Registry following increasing attacks on women in the state. With this, it becomes the first Indian state to put out identification details of sex offenders in public domain, The News Minute reports.

It all started when a popular Kerala actress was reportedly abducted and molested in her car, an incident that led to outrage in the film industry and political parties.

And last month, when a convicted pedophile was arrested in the national capital of Delhi, there were demands for a National Sex Offenders Registry.  Read more…

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NYPD responds to captain's absurd comments about rape and Tinder


A police captain made some eyebrow-raising remarks about an increase in sexual assaults in a New York City neighborhood, according to an article published Friday.

His comments were so off-base, and they whipped up a storm of controversy so large, that the mayor’s office had to respond. So did the New York Police Department. 

In comments reported by local news website DNAinfo New York, NYPD’s 94th precinct Capt. Peter Rose distinguished between “stranger rape” and “acquaintance rape,” lumping Tinder into the latter. 

“They’re not total abomination rapes where strangers are being dragged off the streets … If there’s a true stranger rape, a random guy picks up a stranger off the street, those are the troubling ones. That person has, like, no moral standards,” he was reported as saying. Read more…

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