It’s been said often enough to become cliché that humor is a kind of armor. For funny-woman Tiffany Haddish, that armor came at a cost.
Bill Cosby won’t be sentenced until September after being found guilty of rape, but the Pennsylvania Sexual Offenders Assessment Board is recommending the disgraced comedian be classified as a sexually violent predator ahead of his sentencing.
Black-ish star Anthony Anderson is under criminal investigation by the LAPD for allegedly assaulting a woman who catered an event that the actor put on. Anderson is denying the allegation.
#MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke never ceases to amaze, and last week, she amazed the advertising crowd gathered for the 2018 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, appearing alongside fellow feminist icon Gloria Steinem for global marketing organization Interpublic Group’s (IPG) eighth annual Women’s…
Responding to rumors published online last week, a representative for Bill Cosby spoke out Friday to assert that “there are no issues” in Bill and Camille Cosby’s marriage.
This generation is filled with young women willing to fight for change. (Because seriously, who else is going to fight for us?)
“When you know better, you do better,” or so the saying goes. Sometimes—most times—it takes someone with privilege to enact change for everyone else. In January, actress Jessica Chastain made headlines when she advocated for equal pay for fellow actress and friend Octavia Spencer, addressing the persistently deep pay…
XXXTentacion’s record of abuse is no secret; for as long as his singles have been popping on SoundCloud and Spotify, fans have been aware of the charges leveled against him, including domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment and aggravated battery of a pregnant woman.
Physical appearance will reportedly no longer be a determining factor for Miss America contestants: The pageant will no longer feature a swimsuit or evening gown competition, in hopes of being more inclusive of women of all sizes.
Since it hit the mainstream last fall, the #MeToo movement has sent shockwaves through our collective consciousness, revealing predators in some of our most respected positions and forcing all of us to re-evaluate our behavior. But despite how pervasive the phrase has become, would you be shocked to know that 41…
A month ago at work, a white man physically threatened me. He wanted to know my name so he could report me, so he came close to me and followed me into my work building and repeated his request. His goal was to intimidate, because maybe I intimidated him.
Updated: Thursday, May 24, 2018, 1:24 p.m EDT: Morgan Freeman has spoken up about the multiple accusations of inappropriate behavior, issuing a brief apology Thursday morning shortly after CNN broke the story.
I caught up with Tarana Burke at the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault annual awards on Monday in New York City, where she picked up yet another award for her years of activism, most notably #MeToo.
Updated Friday, May 4, 2018, 4:12 p.m. EDT: Junot Díaz has responded to the allegations from several female writers who came forward Friday with accusations of sexual misconduct and verbal abuse. Author Zinzi Clemmons actually confronted Díaz on Friday in Australia during a literature panel about the incident she…
If the future is female, what of the present? Former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue and now Black-ish writer and Ms. Foundation Gloria Awards honoree, Elaine Welteroth says, “As millennial women, we exist in this interesting intersection between the past and the future and we bridge generations. On one side, you have…
Here’s a conversation we don’t want to miss: Black-ish actress and all-around brilliant bae Tracee Ellis Ross will interview our forever first lady, Michelle Obama, this Saturday, May 5, at the United State of Women Summit at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles—and we officially know how we’re spending this weekend.
A Netflix series producer has filed a lawsuit against former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein that alleges five years of rape, plus physical and verbal abuse—treatment she endured under repeated threats that Weinstein would end her career.
In a new interview with the Associated Press, attorney Kristen Feden opened up about the challenges and frustrations she encountered prosecuting one of the world’s most famous men, cultural icon Bill Cosby. Among them was Cosby’s arrogance, which Feden says was on full display during his trial.
Death by a thousand cuts. A thousand micro (and macro) aggressions, a thousand dismissals, a thousand violations, both overt and oblivious. A thousand subtle—and not-so-subtle—ways in which women all over the world are told they don’t matter, that our bodies, autonomy and feelings don’t matter.
Actor and comedian Terry Crews, the most visible male member of the #MeToo movement, shared some very real talk at last week’s Women in the World Summit 2018 in New York City. Speaking on toxic masculinity, Crews declared that “masculinity can be a cult.” He went on to stunningly compare misogyny to chattel slavery,…