‘How Much Is a Little Girl Worth?’: The Painful Financial Fallout of the Larry Nassar Case

Jan. 24, 2018, Rachael Denhollander walked into a Michigan courtroom to speak about the sexual abuse she suffered as a child from Larry Nassar. She was the last in an extraordinary procession of nearly 150 women to offer an impact statement at the sentencing hearing of the longtime USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor. […]

Endeavor IPO Filing Shows What the Firm is Missing: Women

Despite growing awareness of gender inequality in Hollywood since the start of the #MeToo movement, Hollywood’s largest talent agency is still quite the boys club. Late last week, Endeavor, an entertainment giant valued at $6.3 billion that represents the likes of Emma Stone, Adele, Charlize Theron, and Oprah Winfrey, filed for an initial public offering […]

Even Melinda Gates Has Struggled to Get Her Husband Bill to Do His Fair Share

Melinda Gates’ new book, The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World, takes readers on a journey through many of the regions where the eponymous foundation she leads with her husband Bill Gates attempts to affect change. But one of the most fascinating chapters of her book, titled “The Silent Inequality,” takes place […]

CBS’s Susan Zirinsky on the #MeToo Movement: ‘This Will Never Be Over’

CBS has been one of the businesses that’s experienced the most tumult in the wake of the #MeToo movement, with executives Les Moonves and Jeff Fager and star Charlie Rose all ousted amid charges of misconduct. But “this will never be over,” new CBS News president Susan Zirinsky says of the #MeToo movement–though not with […]

Joe Biden’s Non-Apology Apology Is All-Too Familiar. Just Ask Anita Hill

Why is it so hard to say “sorry?” In the latest update to the saga of Joe Biden’s decades-long habit of getting in people’s (usually women’s) personal space, the former Veep yesterday released a short Twitter video with the following message: “Social norms are changing. I understand that, and I’ve heard what these women are […]

Are You the Target of Workplace Discrimination? This Startup Wants to Help

When Ariella Steinhorn and Mary Rinaldi met in the summer of 2018, both were in process of recovering from a professional crisis. They’d each recently been pushed out from New York City jobs at small, male-dominated tech startups after experiencing what they describe as persistent gender discrimination. Both women signed non-disparagement agreements as part of […]

Medicine Has Its Own #MeToo Problems. Can Time’s Up Healthcare Fix It?

When sexual harassment happens in medicine, it can be life or death. “It feels even more imperative because lives are at stake, and yet we [the medical field] are less interested,” says Esther Choo, an associate professor in the Center for Policy & Research in Emergency Medicine at Oregon Health & Science and one of […]

Amid Sexual Assault Allegations, Justin Fairfax Compares Himself to Lynching Victims

Facing pressure to resign after sexual assault allegations made by two different women, Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax compared himself to the victims of “terror lynchings” in an unexpected speech on the state’s Senate floor Sunday. Fairfax, who has repeatedly denied the accusations of sexual violence, gave his unexpected speech to the same legislative body […]

Social Movements Largely Absent From Oscars Red Carpet as Academy Awards Strive to Stay Apolitical

The world’s most important fashion show hit the red carpet Sunday at the 91st Academy Awards, as designer labels vied for attention-grabbing moments in the walkup to an unusual, host-less Oscars–replete with new rules aimed at reversing a drop in viewership. Last year, the Oscars strove to stay apolitical, and this year was no different. […]