How do we count the ways we love Tarana Burke? The #MeToo founder has been rightfully getting her shine since the movement bearing the name she coined caught Hollywood’s attention last fall. In the months since, she has appeared on red carpets, been honored in Time magazine, and become a regular on the talk and news…
Before Donald Trump even won the presidential election, women had come forward and accused him of various types of sexual misconduct. A recording surfaced in which he bragged about being able to do whatever he wants with women, and in which he said you should just “grab ’em by the pussy.”
There was something about Melvin Flemings that seemed off.
Talk show host Wendy Williams has a long history of being problematic. Years before her success as a television host, she dominated New York City radio as a shock jock obsessed with celebrity gossip and provocative chitchat.
In an awards season full of gestures and platitudes in support of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, many of us wondered how the music industry’s biggest night would acknowledge an issue that has also plagued its ranks.
Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison today by Judge Rosemarie Aquilina for 10 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. The sentence came down following the seventh day of victim impact statements in the Ingham County, Mich., courtroom, after 156 women spoke in open court about the damage done…
Fashion has always been a frontline method of communication for me; it’s one of the ways I telegraph my mood, my power and my place in the world. And fashion was one of the many weapons used by women during the 2018 Women’s March, where marchers were clad in everything from baby booties to jackboots.
He liked me. I liked him back. I exchanged my phone number for his beeper information, and it was a go. In the days of analog communication—before inboxes and DMs—that is what a hookup entailed. His responses to my pages were timely, and he didn’t mind spending countless hours discussing hip-hop. I was digging…
I don’t know about you, but I’m mentally exhausted by the multitude of sexual assault stories surfacing over the last few months—as we should be. Some of the stories shared through the #MeToo movement have triggered a range of emotions and questions; some may have come off as “gray areas.” How do we actually know when…
Ann Curry says that her NBC colleagues knew—or, at the very least, ought to have known—that former anchor Matt Lauer was part of a “climate of ... harassment” that existed at the show, according to an interview with CBS This Morning.
Hollywood’s leading women gathered with Oprah Winfrey in Pasadena, Calif., this week to discuss Hollywood’s reckoning with sexual harassment and abuse and the resulting Time’s Up movement. The panel included actresses Reese Witherspoon, America Ferrera, Natalie Portman and Tracee Ellis Ross, as well as producer Shonda…
Updated Friday, January 12 2018, 8:55 AM EST: CNN reports that a pastor who admitted to having a sexual encounter with a teen will be placed on leave.
Some of your favorite Hollywood actresses—including Tracee Ellis Ross, Tessa Thompson, Kerry Washington and Rashida Jones—have a message for you: They are standing with women across the world, and hope you’ll stand in solidarity with them this Golden Globes Sunday by wearing black.
Here at The Glow Up, we love seeing women in power. But much more important and inspiring is to see women use the power they have to empower other women.
Updated Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, at 2:29 p.m. EST: The Ford Motor Co. sent The Root a statement responding to the New York Times report about allegations by female employees at the company’s Chicago plants of years of racial and sexual harassment.
Today in news of masculinity so toxic, you’ll want to cuss out your computer or phone screen: the case of a New York City man who is standing trial for forcing his then-22-year-old girlfriend to walk naked through the streets of Harlem in January 2016 because he suspected that she was cheating on him.
Yet another pedophile has been arrested for molesting the world’s poorest and most vulnerable. This time it was a “missionary” from Virginia who was taken into federal custody after admitting to sexual contact with young boys in Haiti, with one as young as 5 years old.
News that the #MeToo movement had been named Time magazine’s coveted 2017 Person of the Year confirmed a truly watershed moment in American history: one in which victims of sexual violence—in this case, predominantly women—refused to be shamed or intimidated into silence, while predators would (finally) be held…
Time’s Person of the Year isn’t a single person but a movement. On Wednesday, the magazine announced that “the silence breakers”—the victims of sexual harassment and assault who have come forward to tell their stories—had earned the distinction of being its Person of the Year for 2017.
Men, we need to have a talk. Again. Do you mind if I leave the door open for this one?