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Toxic masculinity is everywhere. Its up to us men to fix this | Jordan Stephens

I admit Ive abused my power in the past. Only by confronting our privilege and opening up our emotions will we live a more positive life, says Jordan Stephens of hip-hop duo Rizzle Kicks The past two weeks have reminded us of the extent to which women suffer at the hands of the patriarchy. As women share their stories and many nod along, what about us men? Any man who has read a womans account of acknowledge this pain and gain compassion for ourselves and acceptance of others. But for…

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Quentin Tarantino ‘heartbroken’ over Harvey Weinstein allegations

Director breaks silence on scandal surrounding the producer, who has collaborated on many of his films including Django Unchained Harvey Weinstein, declaring himself stunned and heartbroken by the allegations of sexual assault and abuse by the producer. The director made his comments via the Twitter account of Amber Tamblyn on Thursday, had asked her to share a statement on his behalf after the pair had a long dinner. The statement read: For the last week, Ive been stunned and heartbroken about the revelations that have come to light about my…

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VC Justin Caldbeck is taking an indefinite leave of absence, apologizes to the women he made feel uncomfortable

In light of allegations of sexual harassment and unwanted sexual advances, Binary Capital co-founder and managing partner Justin Caldbeck is taking an indefinite leave of absence, he said in a statement provided to TechCrunch. In his apology statement, Caldbeck did not outright admit nor deny the allegations of the female founders who came forward. Instead, he directed his apology first to those women who Ive made feel uncomfortable in any way, at any time but also to the greater tech ecosystem, a community that I have utterly failed. As Leslie…

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Uber delivers letter of sexual harassment probe recommendations

Former Attorney General Eric Holder and his law partner Tammy Albarran announced some highly anticipated recommendations based on an internal harassment probe to employees in an all-hands meeting this morning. The board agreed, after several hours on Sunday to adopt all 10 recommendations given by law firm Covington & Burling LLP, where Holder and Albarran are partners. You can read the 13-page letter with all recommendations here. But tl;dr, somekey recommendations include reallocating the responsibilities of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and increasing the profile of Ubers head of diversity Bernard…

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Former Fox News Stars Dish on OReilly and Networks Minefield of Harassment

In the wake of Bill OReillys alleged serial sleaze finally ending his two-decade career at Fox News, several of the networks former on-air stars have opened up about their own experience with the top-rated gasbag. Former frequent OReilly Factor guest and Fox contributor Margaret Hoover described working to never be alone with OReilly, given his penchant for inappropriate behavior. Her CNN colleague Alisyn Camerotaa former host of Fox & Friends Weekendexplained how sexual harassment at Fox wasnt the half of it. And Kirsten Powers, another ex-Fox Newser now at CNN,…

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