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#MeToo in the office: pay attention to women

(Illustration by Liam Mcfadden | Staff Illustrator)

By Anne Marie Yurik | Columnist

April 11, 2018

My family often sits down together on holidays or birthdays to have dinner — served by the women — at my grandmother's house. After dinner, the table is crowded with leftovers, dirty dishes and empty glasses. The women all stand up from the table to walk around, pick up the dirty dishes and go to t...

#YouToo: Bosses, Take Action for Your Employees

Former U.S. Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses the audience during the Child Mind Institute Summit on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at the Paley Center for Media in Manhattan, New York. (James Keivom/New York Daily News/TNS)

By Alexis Buncich | Columnist

February 21, 2018

You’re a young person, freshly starting your career and beginning to make a name for yourself. You are entrusted with big tasks, like handling confidential material, managing the business’ account and leading the new public relations campaign. Now, imagine that, like an unfortunate mirror of your own accomp...

Lawyers navigate the intricacies of assault

Pitt professor David Korman says some people are quick to criticize the judicial system for not putting enough emphasis on victims’ rights, while not accounting for the rights of the accused. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Hannah Schneider, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018

Within the first 24 hours of the #MeToo movement going viral in October 2017, there were more than 12 million posts, comments and reactions made by 4.7 million Facebook users worldwide. The movement has since reached more than 85 countries, shedding a new light on advocacy for survivors of sexual harassment...

Saying #MeToo in the streets, not just the tweets

Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, discusses how the use of intersectional feminism on social media can be divisive or inclusive depending on the user’s syntax Tuesday night at the Calvary Episcopal Church in Shadyside. (Photo by Christian Snyder | Contributing Editor)

By Alexis Buncich | Columnist

February 8, 2018

Me too. Me too. Me too. It’s been all over the news. It’s been all over your Twitter, Facebook and Instagram feeds. As sexual assault survivors of all identities continue to speak out about their stories, it’s easy to get caught up in the increasingly visible culture of feminism and girl pow...

Me Too founder advocates for community changes

Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement, discusses female empowerment and preventing sexual harassment at Calvary Episcopal Church Tuesday night. (Photo by Christian Snyder | Multimedia Editor)

By Briana Canady | For The Pitt News

February 7, 2018

Tarana Burke remembers the first day she saw “Me Too” used on Twitter — Oct. 15, 2017, when actress Alyssa Milano used the phrase in response to the sexual assault allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein. Burke, who is known as the first person to use the now-popular phrase, is a supporter of the #MeToo movement on social media, but she ...

In Aziz Ansari’s wake, don’t get confused about consent

The American Association of University Women club invited Pitt students to a discussion about the recent events regarding Aziz Ansari and the sexual assault claim made against him Monday night in the William Pitt Union. (Photo by Annemarie Yurik | Contributing Staff)

By Anne Marie Yurik | For The Pitt News

February 1, 2018

“It was sexual harassment.” “It was just bad sex.” “She should share her experiences.” “She’s a weak woman.” “Speaking out about this was anti-feminist.” “Something like this shouldn’t ruin his career.” Reactions varied wildly after feminist website babe.net published a story in mid...

Women’s Marches nationwide set sights on ballot box while praising #MeToo

By By Laura King, Andrea Castillo and Nina Agrawal | Tribune Washington Bureau

January 22, 2018

WASHINGTON _ In a boisterous coast-to-coast outpouring, hundreds of thousands of marchers in dozens of cities staged a reprise of last year's massive Women's March, seeking to not only deliver a powerful rebuke to the policies of President Donald Trump, but also mount a crucial mobilization for this...

Editorial: Franken shows need to unite against sexual assault, regardless of party

U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., looks over his notes prior to hearing Alex M. Azar II testify before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on his nomination to be Secretary of Health and Human Services Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. A series of Senate Democratic women issued calls for Franken to resign Wednesday morning. (Ron Sachs/CNP/Zuma Press/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

December 7, 2017

Twitter’s time stamps proved just how planned politics can be yesterday. Over the course of an hour, 11 female Democratic senators made coordinated statements calling for Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota to resign from office amid mounting allegations of sexual harassment. As of now, eight women have...

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