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The Story Corner : Randy Men

The Story Corner : Randy Men

Story… Storrrrrrrrryyyy. Y’all know how we do this now.  So, I will just go straight to the point. I heard that in one African country like that, the male patients do harass the female nurses. Wonder! I am trying to understand if the sickness didn’t hook them well that they have time to be touching […]

A Message To The MTM Community Regarding Sexual Assault At the More Than Me Academy

A Message To The MTM Community Regarding Sexual Assault At the More Than Me Academy

To all the girls who were raped by Macintosh Johnson in 2014 and before: we failed you. We gave Johnson power that he exploited to abuse children. Those power dynamics broke staff ability to report the abuse to our leadership immediately. Our leadership should have recognized the signs earlier and we have and will continue […]

Make Every Street Safe For Women And Girls

Make Every Street Safe For Women And Girls

Last week, disturbing security camera footage stunned France. It showed a man in Paris forcefully slapping a young woman who objected to being harassed on the street. The man said obscene and degrading comments, making “noises with sexual connotations,” as Marie Laguerre was walking home in Paris. When she quietly told him to shut up, he physically […]

The Concept Of Law And Power

The Concept Of Law And Power

As a lawyer with over 30 years of experience dealing with allegations of sex harassment, let me say that, while the law matters, so does power. Unfortunately, many of the powerful men accused of harassment don’t understand the law, nor do they realize that it is about power. This is painfully obvious when reviewing a list of the […]

Online Abuse Silences Women and Girls, Fuels Violence

Online Abuse Silences Women and Girls, Fuels Violence

Pervasive online abuse and harassment pressure women and girls into censoring themselves on social media and fuel gender-based discrimination and violence, rights groups said on Monday. About one in four women in Britain, the United States and six other countries said in a survey they had experienced online abuse or harassment. More than 40 percent […]

The Global Scourge Of Sexual Harassment & Exploitation

The Global Scourge Of Sexual Harassment & Exploitation

 When the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA’s) Goodwill Ambassador Ashley Judd, detailed an incident involving the Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein for The New York Times in their eye popping investigation into decades of alleged sexual harassment, it came as a shock to many. So now we know. What started as a Hollywood scandal featuring a […]

She She She -‘I Will Never Accept Harassment To Get To Where I Am’–Dancehall Diva

She She She -‘I Will Never Accept Harassment To Get To Where I Am’–Dancehall Diva

Sophia Byass, also known as the Dancehall Diva, managed by Muhammed Dem, has said that she would never accept harassment in The Gambia music industry to get to where she wants to be. Sophia was speaking in an interview yesterday held at The Point newspaper’s office. Sophia has been in the music industry for a […]