@DailyNation

Top Hollywood women launch anti-harassment plan

8 months ago, 2 Jan 08:39

By: Afp

More than 300 top women in Hollywood — from Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence to Emma Thompson and Cate Blanchett — unveiled an initiative Monday to tackle pervasive sexual harassment in workplaces, calling special attention to their "sisters" in less than glamorous blue-collar jobs. The initiative, dubbed Time's Up, caps a year in which the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct scandal touched off a deluge of allegations that brought down powerful men in entertainment, politics and the media, prompting companies, government agencies and even the US federal court system to re-examine harassment policies. But in an open letter printed in The New York Times, the new initiative lends the star power of its A-list members to the cause of women in less prominent fields, urging support and respect for farmworkers and others whose humble positions leave them vulnerable and voiceless. "We fervently urge the media covering the disclosures by people in Hollywood to spend equal time on the myriad experiences of individuals working in less glamorized and valorized trades," the group says in its full-page ad. "To every woman employed in agriculture who has had to fend off unwanted sexual advances from her boss, every housekeeper who has tried to escape an assaultive guest, every janitor trapped nightly in a building with a predatory supervisor, every waitress grabbed by a customer and expected to take it with a smile... we stand with you. We support you." $15 MN GOAL Last month, the head of Ford Motor Company apologised to employees at two factories in Chicago and promised changes, after a scathing expose by the Times detailed pervasive harassment and mistreatment of women at the plants dating back to the 1990s. It was one of the first major media investigations into sexual harassment in blue-collar workplaces. Among the specific steps it announced, Time's Up has established a legal defense fund that, in just 12 days, has raised $13.4 million toward a $15 million goal aimed at providing legal aid for women and men who were sexually harassed, assaulted or abused in the workplace. It has vowed to push for legislation to strengthen laws on workplace harassment and discrimination. The group insists that more women must be brought into positions of power and leadership, while every woman should have equal benefits, opportunities, pay and representation. As for Hollywood, it wants "swift and effective change to make the entertainment industry a safe and equitable place for everyone." And it called on women to wear black at Sunday's Golden Globes as a statement against gender and racial inequality, and to raise awareness about the group's efforts.  'DEAR SISTERS' The open letter in the Times, which also appears in the Spanish-language La Opinion, opens with the words "Dear Sisters" in large, bold type, and closes with the words "in solidarity," followed by the names of the 300 women. Several of Weinstein's accusers signed the open letter. They include Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Beckinsale, as well as Salma Hayek, whose lengthy account of mistreatment by  ...
Read More


Category: topnews news lifestyle

Suggested

1 hours ago, 12:40
@DailyNation - By: Augustine Sang
Vet staff, Kinoti warns banks and saccos over rising fraud cases

DCI head George Kinoti urges financial institutions to conduct through background checks on potential employees. ...

Category: topnews news
2 hours ago, 12:16
@CITIZENTV - By: George Juma
Police hunting for 5 Migori officials who escaped EACC arrest

Police in collaboration with detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) are pursuing five senior officials of the Migori County government over alleged fraudulent dealings. ...

Category: topnews news
1 hours ago, 12:40
@CITIZENTV - By: Cnn
‘How could this happen again?’ Why this Catholic abuse scandal seems worse than 2002

This is how bad things are in the Catholic Church right now: The Pope's top adviser on clergy sexual abuse canceled a trip to Ireland for a papal event because he has to investigate sexual misconduct ...

Category: topnews news
1 hours ago, 12:49
@TheStar - By: Daily Mail @mailo ...
Nearly 500 get 'explosive diarrhea' after eating McDonald's 'healthy' dishes

The victim toll of McDonald's salad has shot up once again.Another 81 people have developed explosive diarrhea from the dishes, bringing the total number of sickened people to 476 across 15 states.At ...

Category: topnews news
2 hours ago, 11:52
@StandardMedia - By: Ignatius Odanga
Family in anguish as kin disappears from hospital ward

The family has been tracing the whereabouts of Isaac for the last two weeks but to no avail. ...

Category: topnews news
1 hours ago, 12:29
@TheStar - By: Ernest Cornel @od ...
Big Tree hotel shut down for encroaching on Indian Ocean

The Big Tree Restaurant in Mombasa has been shut down for encroaching on the Indian Ocean.Part of the building collapsed and Lands executive Edward Nyale said a 14-day notice for the rubble to be remo ...

Category: topnews news

@DailyNation

Top Hollywood women launch anti-harassment plan

8 months ago, 2 Jan 08:39

By: Afp
More than 300 top women in Hollywood — from Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence to Emma Thompson and Cate Blanchett — unveiled an initiative Monday to tackle pervasive sexual harassment in workplaces, calling special attention to their "sisters" in less than glamorous blue-collar jobs. The initiative, dubbed Time's Up, caps a year in which the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct scandal touched off a deluge of allegations that brought down powerful men in entertainment, politics and the media, prompting companies, government agencies and even the US federal court system to re-examine harassment policies. But in an open letter printed in The New York Times, the new initiative lends the star power of its A-list members to the cause of women in less prominent fields, urging support and respect for farmworkers and others whose humble positions leave them vulnerable and voiceless. "We fervently urge the media covering the disclosures by people in Hollywood to spend equal time on the myriad experiences of individuals working in less glamorized and valorized trades," the group says in its full-page ad. "To every woman employed in agriculture who has had to fend off unwanted sexual advances from her boss, every housekeeper who has tried to escape an assaultive guest, every janitor trapped nightly in a building with a predatory supervisor, every waitress grabbed by a customer and expected to take it with a smile... we stand with you. We support you." $15 MN GOAL Last month, the head of Ford Motor Company apologised to employees at two factories in Chicago and promised changes, after a scathing expose by the Times detailed pervasive harassment and mistreatment of women at the plants dating back to the 1990s. It was one of the first major media investigations into sexual harassment in blue-collar workplaces. Among the specific steps it announced, Time's Up has established a legal defense fund that, in just 12 days, has raised $13.4 million toward a $15 million goal aimed at providing legal aid for women and men who were sexually harassed, assaulted or abused in the workplace. It has vowed to push for legislation to strengthen laws on workplace harassment and discrimination. The group insists that more women must be brought into positions of power and leadership, while every woman should have equal benefits, opportunities, pay and representation. As for Hollywood, it wants "swift and effective change to make the entertainment industry a safe and equitable place for everyone." And it called on women to wear black at Sunday's Golden Globes as a statement against gender and racial inequality, and to raise awareness about the group's efforts.  'DEAR SISTERS' The open letter in the Times, which also appears in the Spanish-language La Opinion, opens with the words "Dear Sisters" in large, bold type, and closes with the words "in solidarity," followed by the names of the 300 women. Several of Weinstein's accusers signed the open letter. They include Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Beckinsale, as well as Salma Hayek, whose lengthy account of mistreatment by  ...
Read More

Category: topnews news lifestyle

Suggested

1 hours ago, 12:40
@DailyNation - By: Augustine Sang
Vet staff, Kinoti warns banks and saccos over rising fraud cases

DCI head George Kinoti urges financial institutions to conduct through background checks on potential employees. ...

Category: topnews news
2 hours ago, 12:16
@CITIZENTV - By: George Juma
Police hunting for 5 Migori officials who escaped EACC arrest

Police in collaboration with detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) are pursuing five senior officials of the Migori County government over alleged fraudulent dealings. ...

Category: topnews news
1 hours ago, 12:40
@CITIZENTV - By: Cnn
‘How could this happen again?’ Why this Catholic abuse scandal seems worse than 2002

This is how bad things are in the Catholic Church right now: The Pope's top adviser on clergy sexual abuse canceled a trip to Ireland for a papal event because he has to investigate sexual misconduct ...

Category: topnews news
1 hours ago, 12:49
@TheStar - By: Daily Mail @mailo ...
Nearly 500 get 'explosive diarrhea' after eating McDonald's 'healthy' dishes

The victim toll of McDonald's salad has shot up once again.Another 81 people have developed explosive diarrhea from the dishes, bringing the total number of sickened people to 476 across 15 states.At ...

Category: topnews news
2 hours ago, 11:52
@StandardMedia - By: Ignatius Odanga
Family in anguish as kin disappears from hospital ward

The family has been tracing the whereabouts of Isaac for the last two weeks but to no avail. ...

Category: topnews news
1 hours ago, 12:29
@TheStar - By: Ernest Cornel @od ...
Big Tree hotel shut down for encroaching on Indian Ocean

The Big Tree Restaurant in Mombasa has been shut down for encroaching on the Indian Ocean.Part of the building collapsed and Lands executive Edward Nyale said a 14-day notice for the rubble to be remo ...

Category: topnews news
Our App