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Editorial: Hosting Louis C.K. reflects badly on Pittsburgh

Editorial: Hosting Louis C.K. reflects badly on Pittsburgh

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 28, 2019

Louis C.K.’s presence in Pittsburgh — and the entire tour — was a mistake and an insult to women in comedy and in the audience.

Opinion | Gillette commercial deserves attention, thought

Opinion | Gillette commercial deserves attention, thought

By Anne Marie Yurik, Staff Columnist

January 28, 2019

Gillette’s newest commercial poses a question that upset America’s men, even though it is one women face every day: Is this the best you can be?

DeVos’ proposal hurts survivors of sexual assault

DeVos’ proposal hurts survivors of sexual assault

By Anne Marie Yurik, Senior Staff Columnist

November 26, 2018

Even though Title IX is usually meant to protect the victims of sexual assault, DeVos' new plan, which tries to protect those accused over the victims, is a step backward.

Oakland business owners say “No More” to sexual harassment

Oakland business owners say “No More” to sexual harassment

By Sam Weber | Staff Writer

June 13, 2018

Along Oakland Avenue from Sennott Street to Forbes Avenue, local businesses and organizations came out Tuesday afternoon to celebrate a new partnership between the Southwestern PA Says No More initiative and Pittsburgh Action Against Rape. The program is called Oakland Says No More and is a campaign des...

Communication department undervalues women, dean says after review

Communication department undervalues women, dean says after review

By Janine Faust / Assistant News Editor

March 22, 2018

The dean of the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences said Thursday that previous investigations and a recent survey of the department of communication have revealed an environment where women remain undervalued. “The investigations revealed failures of systems and failures of character,” Dean ...

Editorial: Meehan confuses ‘soul mate’ and sexual assault

Editorial: Meehan confuses ‘soul mate’ and sexual assault

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 25, 2018

U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan sat on the House Ethics Committee for three terms, investigating several representatives’ alleged violations of the law and ensuring members maintained proper conduct — until this past Saturday. Now, Meehan himself is under investigation by the committee in response to se...

Pitt Title IX to investigate harassment allegations from early 2000s

Pitt Title IX to investigate harassment allegations from early 2000s

By John Hamilton / Managing Editor

December 16, 2017

Pitt’s Title IX office will open an investigation after a former professor published an article Wednesday alleging harassment and discrimination in the Department of Communication in the early 2000s. Carol Stabile, a professor in Pitt’s Department of Communication from 1994-2005, described her ...

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

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

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...

Editorial: Responding to sexual misconduct, NPR succeeds where Dartmouth fails

Editorial: Responding to sexual misconduct, NPR succeeds where Dartmouth fails

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 2, 2017

Sprawled across Dartmouth College’s campus last week were posters that read “Where is Prof. Paul Whalen?” and “Where is Prof. Bill Kelley?” The signs refer to two of the three professors at Dartmouth who had been absent from campus for quite some time — as it turns out, the three profess...

Editorial: In wake of Weinstein, keep pushing forward

Editorial: In wake of Weinstein, keep pushing forward

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 19, 2017

Most English teachers — and certainly any editor — will say to use the active voice when possible. Jackson Katz, an educator and author at the forefront of the male feminism movement, wants to make sure you remember that too. “We talk about how many women were raped last year, not about how many men...

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