Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Tag Archives: #MeToo

#MeToo debate dominates Berlin film festival opening

BERLIN: Acclaimed US director Wes Anderson’s new animated feature “Isle of Dogs” will on Thursday kick off the Berlin film festival, which is set to be rocked by aftershocks of the #MeToo movement. With the global cinema industry in turmoil over allegations of rampant sexual misconduct, the 11-day event will ...

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Too many calls, too much harassment: France shuts helpline

PARIS: A support group for victims of sexual harassment in France said it was forced to shut its helpline after receiving a deluge of calls in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal. Paris-based AVFT, a national association helping women who have experienced violence at work, said it was ...

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Why Bollywood actress will not speak up about abuse

BOLLYWOOD: Actress Nimrat Kaur says the legal system does not ensure full support for women to fearlessly come out with their stories Why are Bollywood actresses not naming and shaming their sexual assaulters and harassers as openly as their Hollywood counterparts? Actress Nimrat Kaur says before women are questioned about ...

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Pakistani Celebrity add voices to #MeToo movement

KARACHI: Three prominent Pakistani women have added their voices to the #MeToo movement in the wake of the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl in a city in the east of the country last week. Model and event manager Frieha Altaf, actress Nadia Jamil and fashion designer Maheen Khan ...

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Mehwish Hayat brings anti-harassment movement to Pakistan

LOLLYWOOD: After the famous Hollywood #Metoo campaign gained momentum in the country, Pakistani actress Mehwish Hayat brought #Timesup campaign to Pakistan too, in a bid to bring an end to any kind of harassment that women face. Time’s up movement ruled the Hollywood red carpet at recently held 75th Golden ...

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Feminism is word of year for 2017

WASHINGTON: Merriam-Webster dictionary on Tuesday announced its word of the year for 2017 is “feminism”. “Feminism” was the word most looked up in its online dictionary throughout the year, generating 70 percent more searches than last year, said Merriam-Webster. The word is defined in Merriam-Webster as “the theory of the ...

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Kangana Ranaut: I am prepared for all fights that come my way

MUMBAI: National Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut says she will continue to speak out on gender issues. #Metoo is a global campaign on social media, with women from different quarters and corners of the world sharing their tryst with sexual harassment. Kangana said in a statement: “It’s a deliberate stand that ...

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Me Too: Alyssa elevates Harvey Weinstein conversation

NEW YORK: Alyssa Milano was in bed with her two young children when a friend of a friend on Facebook suggested something that struck her as a great way to elevate the Harvey Weinstein conversation. She took the idea to Twitter, posting: “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ...

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France to impose instant fines for street harassment of women

PARIS: A new law will impose on-the-spot fines for harassment of women in the streets of France, a minister said, as the sex scandal engulfing Hollywood honcho Harvey Weinstein encouraged French women to tell their stories. The legislation is being piloted by 34-year-old Marlene Schiappa, a feminist and early supporter ...

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