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S. Korea Career Advice: Sex Harassment Is Cool, Ladies

This, courtesy of a government ministry

(Newser) - The country that brought us very wide and pink women-only parking spots is now offering up a little career advice for the ladies: As the Korea Herald reports, South Korea's Labor Ministry—yes, the government body tasked with matters pertaining to its workforce—offered up some presumably well-intentioned tips... More »

Dating App Tinder Demotes CEO

Sean Rad's demotion follows suit alleging 'frat-like' environment at company

(Newser) - It was a phone call Sean Rad wasn't expecting to get last month: an FYI from IAC honcho Sam Yagan informing him Barry Diller's company was demoting him as CEO of Tinder, the business he co-founded. A Forbes exclusive today reveals that Rad is indeed out of the... More »

Worker: My Playgirl Spread Cost Me My Job

But company denies he was forced out after posing nude

(Newser) - A company that helps businesses handle personnel issues denies it forced one if its employees out of his job after it was discovered he had posed nude in Playgirl magazine. Daniel Sawka filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in May 2013 against ADP Inc. alleging sexual harassment. The company responded... More »

Woman in NYC Gets 108 Catcalls in 10 Hours

Video captures relentless comments

(Newser) - Video of a woman who walks around New York City for 10 hours makes one thing very clear: It can be "exhausting" to be a woman, observes Jessica Roy at New York mag. How else to describe what's it's like to listen to the relentless stream of... More »

MIT's Sexual Assault Survey Is Disturbingly Revealing

'Rare' report on attitudes finds distressing amount of victim-blaming

(Newser) - MIT has released the results of a sexual assault and sexual harassment survey that takes a look not only at the stats, but also at the incredibly detailed "experiences and attitudes" that accompany such cases on campus, the New York Times reports. At least 17% of undergrad women and... More »

Female Yahoo Exec Fires Back at Harassment Suit

She says female accuser was trying to save job, shares

(Newser) - The female Yahoo executive accused of coercing a female subordinate into sex has fired back with a lawsuit of her own, accusing former employee Nan Shi of making the whole story up for money. In the countersuit, Maria Zhang says she never had sex with Shi, whom she says concocted... More »

Female Yahoo Exec Accused of Sex Harassment by Female

Woman claims she was coerced into sex, then fired when she put a stop to it

(Newser) - Sexual harassment complaints aren't uncommon in the tech industry, but a new one at Yahoo is making headlines because of an unusual twist: A female executive is accused of coercing a female subordinate into sex. The lawsuit filed by engineer Nan Shi says that her boss, mobile exec Maria... More »

Mob Sex Assaults Mar Egypt's Inauguration

Seven men arrested after graphic video

(Newser) - As crowds in Cairo's Tahrir Square yesterday celebrated the election victory of Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, things turned ugly: Mobs sexually assaulted at least five women, CNN reports. Graphic video of one attack shows a woman stripped and bloodied, facing continued attacks even as police take her to their vehicle. Seven... More »

Sterling Sued Over Yet More Alleged Racism

Alleged ex: He slammed my marriage to a black man

(Newser) - Ready for more incredibly offensive comments attributed to Donald Sterling? A new lawsuit, brought by yet another alleged lover, offers up quite a few. Maiko Maya King says the two dated between 2005 and 2011 and she later worked for him, at which point she faced "a steady stream... More »

Nearly Half of Young Men Report 'Sexual Coercion'

43% had unwanted sexual experience

(Newser) - A huge proportion of young men say they have ended up submitting to unwanted sexual advances—and 95% of the time, a female they knew was the aggressor, according to new research. The study found that 43% of high school or college-age men reported being coerced into unwanted sexual behavior,... More »

Guy Hits Illinois Guv Hopeful With Sex Harassment Suit

Treasurer Dan Rutherford's gubernatorial campaign might be in trouble

(Newser) - One part of the lawsuit is kind of a yawner, politically speaking: A former employee of the state treasurer's office in Illinois says he was pressured to work on his boss' campaign for governor on company time, reports the Chicago Tribune . It's the other part that's generating... More »

Reported Sex Assaults Surge 50% in US Military

Pentagon says it's because more people feel confident enough to come forward

(Newser) - The number of reported sexual assaults in the military rose by more than 50% this year, but defense officials say that figure is actually a sign of progress. Heightened attention to the problem is causing more people to come forward as they gain confidence in the system, they say. More... More »

Kiss Gets Colorado 6-Year-Old Suspended

Hunter Yelton says he has crush on girl he kissed, who likes him back

(Newser) - A 6-year-old boy has been suspended for two days from a Colorado school for kissing a girl on the cheek and hand—with his actions being labeled "sexual harassment" by Canon City school officials. Further, they want it added to Hunter Yelton's school record, reports the AP . Hunter... More »

Filner Pleads Guilty to False Imprisonment, Battery

Former San Diego mayor may have reached plea deal

(Newser) - Former San Diego mayor and alleged equal-opportunity-groper Bob Filner has not seen the end of his troubles yet. The AP reports he pleaded guilty today to charges of false imprisonment and battery "by violence, fraud, menace, and deceit," according to the official complaint, which, the AP notes, does... More »

Judge to Intern: You Can't Sue Over Sex Harassment

Because she's not a paid employee

(Newser) - If you thought being unpaid was the worst part about being an "unpaid intern," consider this: A judge has ruled that a female intern can't sue her male boss on a sexual harassment claim because she is not an employee and thus not entitled to the usual... More »

San Diego Mayor Resigns, Blames 'Lynch Mob'

Bob Filner will be officially gone on August 30

(Newser) - He's gone, or will be in a matter of days: San Diego Mayor Bob Filner will resign effective August 30, reports AP . The city council today accepted a deal that calls for Filner to step down after nearly 20 women came forward to accuse him of sexual harassment . The... More »

Great-Grandmother: I Was Also Harassed by SD Mayor

Peggy Shannon: Filner made suggestive comments to me

(Newser) - With 14 women accusing San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment , could there be any more? Great-grandmother Peggy Shannon answered today in the affirmative, the Los Angeles Times reports. The part-time City Hall employee, aged 67, said Filner made suggestive comments to her, gave her an unwanted kiss, and... More »

San Diego Mayor Leaves Rehab Early

Barbara Boxer urges Bob Filner to quit in open letter

(Newser) - San Diego Mayor Bob Filner promised to undergo two weeks of "intensive" therapy at a clinic after a spate of sex-harassment accusations , but he's ducked out after just a week, reports the Los Angeles Times . His lawyers say he'll continue therapy as an outpatient and remains on... More »

Filner's Lawyer: San Diego Liable for Sex Harassment

City didn't provide beleaguered mayor with harassment training

(Newser) - San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has been accused of putting female staffers in headlocks , patting their butts , and requesting that they work sans undies , among other things , and yet according to his lawyer, it's all San Diego's fault. "If there is any liability at all, the City... More »

As 8th Woman Comes Forward, San Diego Sues Mayor

City Council wants Bob Filner to pay back any legal fees

(Newser) - Yesterday, scandalized San Diego Mayor Bob Filner asked the City Council to cover his legal bills in the sex harassment lawsuit filed against him by a former aide. Not only did the council tell him "no way," it's also decided to file a lawsuit of its own... More »

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