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Men sometimes confuse sexual interest and consent, study finds

A new study has found that some men confuse sexual interest with consent, and some assume that previously having sex with a woman implies consent ever after.  Published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, researchers at Binghamton University and Rush University in Chicago, conducted a study to determine factors that could predict the likelihood of...
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Egyptian lawyer says men have “patriotic duty” to rape women who wear ripped jeans

An Egyptian lawyer has come under fire for suggesting that men have a ‘patriotic duty’ to rape women who wear ripped jeans. Nabih al-Wahsh is a well-known conservative commentator in Egypt, who appeared on current affairs talk show the Infrad Show to discuss a proposed new law on prostitution. The Independent reports that al-Wahsh asked...
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Selma Blair and Rachel McAdams share stories of James Toback’s Sexual Harassment

Actresses Selma Blair and Rachel McAdams have both come forward with allegations of sexual harassment against James Toback. In interviews with Vanity Fair, the two actresses claim that the director met with them in hotel rooms at the start of their careers. According to both accounts, the actresses met with him to audition for his...
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Over half of women sexually harassed at work, according to survey

A BBC survey has revealed that half of British women and a fifth of men have been sexually harassed at work. The ComRes poll for BBC Radio 5 live spoke to over 2,000 people, for the survey, in light of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations. Of the women who admitted to being harassed, 63...
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Woody Allen: “Men should be able to wink at women in the office”

Woody Allen has been forced to clarify comments he made about the Harvey Weinstein scandal, where he expressed sympathy for the disgraced producer. The director has been widely criticised for remarks he made on Saturday about Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual harassment and abuse by over 40 women. Speaking to the BBC, Allen...
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Harvey Weinstein’s wife leaves him as more harassment allegations emerge

Georgina Chapman has announced she is leaving Harvey Weinstein, as more sexual harassment claims surface. The British fashion designer, who has been married to Weinstein since 2007, released a statement to People, stating: “My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions. I have chosen to leave...
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Cambridge University is hiring an adviser for victims of sexual assault

The University of Cambridge is hiring a sexual assault and harassment adviser, in what is said to be a first for UK campuses. It’s announcement comes after mounting pressure from the National Union of Students regarding how universities deal with sexual assault. Nearly one in five students admitted to experiencing assault or harassment in their...
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Stevenage FC under fire after stewards force female fans to show their bras

Stevenage Football Club has come under fire after stewards reportedly forced female football fans to show them their bras. Female fans have accused the club of a “gross invasion of privacy” after they were allegedly asked to lift their tops to show their bras during searches that took place in front of male fans and...
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