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Women in Hollywood won’t solve sexism alone

Meryl Streep and Ai-jen Poo arrive at the 75th Annual Golden Globes at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By Henry Glitz | Opinions Editor

January 9, 2018

Hating on Hollywood — the home of the unattainably beautiful and fabulously wealthy — has always been easy for those of us living in Pittsburgh’s somewhat colder climate. But with last weekend’s Golden Globe Awards marking the end of a year full of scandals and sexual misconduct in the entert...

Editorial: In cases of sexual misconduct, no story is too small

TV anchor Matt Lauer (NBC’s “Today” show) is photographed as he arrives at Audrey Hepburn: The Beauty Of Compassion, an exhibition and auction event to benefit the UNICEF education program held at Sotheby's in New York Monday, April 21, 2003. (Nicolas Khayat/Abaca Press/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 30, 2017

To bring down Harvey Weinstein, it took the accounts of thirteen women. It took five to bring down Louis C.K. And yesterday, it took just one woman’s account of sexual misconduct to bring down ex-NBC “Today” host Matt Lauer. After The New York Times released the story, NBC took swift actio...

When talking assault, recognize the limitations of the #MeToo movement

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

By Ana Altchek | Columnist

November 29, 2017

The infamous words of pre-college advice for girls at my high school graduation party were “never leave your drink unattended,” and, if you ignored that, “don’t drink the punch” — warnings against the dangers of college parties, particularly when alcohol is involved. These are valid ti...

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

Three Dartmouth College professors were placed on paid leave after they were accused of sexual misconduct. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

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...

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