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Roman Polanski Is A Literal Ball Of Slime The Chicago Tribune reports that Roman Polanski—who pled guilty to having unlawful sex with a minor in 1977 and fled the country to avoid sentencing—claimed that #MeToo is not a movement but a fit of “collective hysteria,” because he can’t think of anything better to do than pathologize women. He also said that “Everyone is trying to sign up, chiefly out of fear.” Fear of what? Being assaulted in the workplace? Oh, wait... Black Mama’s Bail Out Frees 100...
Eric Schneiderman, New York’s attorney general of eight years, resigned this morning amid allegations of physical assault. The New Yorker reports that four women who have been romantically involved with Schneiderman have accused him of hitting, slapping, and choking them on several occasions, without consent and typically after drinking. Most recently, Schneiderman is known for his role in prosecuting Harvey Weinstein. “How can you put a perpetrator in charge of the country’s most important sexual-assault case?” one of Schneiderman’s accusers, Michelle Manning Barish, told The...
For much of history, women's greatest expectation was to marry well and pop out a couple of well-bred babies (preferably boys). So, when a man promised to marry a woman, it was serious business. Weddings weren’t just planned, but whole were lives turned around. Working women quit their jobs in preparation for married life (losing any source of independent income), and illegitimate children occasionally sprang up. After all that, a groom changing his mind left the bride, well, screwed. Depending on how well off she was to...
27 More Women Accuse Charlie Rose Of Sexual Harassment Charlie Rose, the CBS anchor accused of sexual assault who is allegedly alreading planning his redemption arc, has just been accused of 27 more counts of sexual harrassment, from 14 employees at CBS and 13 women who worked with Rose elsewhere. Rose reportedly has called these new claims “unfair and inaccurate.” Learn more in The Washington Post. Redskins Cheerleaders Were Pushed Into A Topless Photo Shoot—In Front Of Male Sponsors The New York Times reports that during a 2013...
Iowa Passes “Heartbeat” Abortion Bill Early this morning, Iowa’s Senate voted to pass a ban on abortions after a heartbeat is detected, which typically happens in the sixth week of pregnancy—before many people know they're pregnant. Governor Kim Richards has not yet signed the bill. The Des Moines Register reports that Republicans who voted for the bill hope that it goes to the Supreme Court and overturns Roe V. Wade. Read more at the Des Moines Register. Planned Parenthood Sues The Trump Administration Planned Parenthood is suing the...
Ashley Judd Sues Harvey Weinstein Ashley Judd was one of the first actresses to come forward about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment last fall. Yesterday, Judd filed a lawsuit against the producer, who she says blocked her from getting movie roles. “My career was damaged because I rebuffed Mr. Weinstein’s sexual advances. I know it for a fact,” she told ABC News. Read the full story at ABC News.  Chicago Charter Schools Are Reportedly “Dehumanizing” Students NPR ran a story earlier this month about the Noble Network of Charter...
Down with the “Pied Piper” The Time's Up movement is calling for R. Kelly to be muted and his concert scheduled for May 11th at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex to be canceled. A call to action was reposted by several women including Ava DuVernay, Shonda Rhimes, Constance Wu, Amber Tamblyn, Robin Thede, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, and Insecure’s Amanda Seales, after years of sexual assault allegations. Read more at Vulture. Twin Peaks’ Pamela Gidley Dies at 52 Time reports that actress Pamela Gidley, who starred in “Fire Walk With Me,”...
Decades Later, Bill Cosby Is Found Guilty After facing decades of sexual assault allegations from over 50 women, actor-comedian Bill Cosby was finally found guilty on three charges of aggravated indecent assault this Thursday. The charges carry a maximum collective sentence of 30 years, although many speculate that he will serve less. The verdict, celebrated by women across the nation, is the first in the wake of the #MeToo movement, and it sends a powerful message to the abusers who have yet to face trial. Read...
Maxine Waters Has A Message For Trump Maxine Waters has had it up to here with the battle to impeach Trump. According to The Hill, when asked if she has any advice for Trump at the recent TIME 100 gala, she said, “Please resign” and, “Just get out.” SHE HAS A POINT.  The Golden State Killer May Have Finally Been Fund The Daily Beast reports Joseph James DeAngelo, a suspect in the Golden State Killer case, has been arrested on two counts of murder nearly 40 years after...
I spent weeks contemplating whether to bring it up, and how. This old friend of mine, she Instagrammed her feet, in roller skates, gliding through shadow and sun on concrete. She captioned it, I'ma keep running cause a winner don't quit on themselves #freedom. I thought of her fingers tapping out Beyoncé’s words phonetically, with adoration and correctness, I’ma. She’s been getting into roller derby, this dear friend; I assume the photograph was about her process. She’s practicing, falling and getting up, determined to roll across the...