Lawmakers in at least five states — California, Illinois, Iowa, New York and Pennsylvania — have proposed banning the use of public dollars for settlements or payouts related to sexual harassment allegations against state lawmakers.
By PBS NewsHour
The Women’s Voices Theater Festival, which produces works written entirely by women, opened in Washington last month. Jeffrey Brown sits down with three of the featured playwrights to discuss why they believe festivals like this are meaningful, the #MeToo movement,…
By David A. Lieb, Associated Press
The Missouri House has dealt with six formal sexual harassment complaints over the past two years, including four that involved lawmakers and that cost more than $22,000 in external legal fees to investigate.
By Christina A. Cassidy and David A. Lieb
The heightened focus on harassment has led to growing calls for change in a year that already has seen an unusually large number of women expressing interest in running for office.
By Bob Christie, Associated Press
Rep. Don Shooter was kicked out of the Arizona Legislature for a lengthy pattern of sexual misconduct.
Chuck Close is famous for his large-scale portraits in contemporary art museums across the world. But recent allegations of sexual harassment have prompted museums to postpone an exhibition and remove his work. It's yet another flashpoint in a national reckoning…
By Alison Thoet
It’s been 40 years since Sandy told Danny that he “better shape up” in the 1978 movie “Grease,” based on the Tony award-winning Broadway show. Theater critic Ben Brantley recommends six musicals that followed in its wake.
By Molly Finnegan
"Every woman of my vintage knows what sexual harassment is, though we didn't have a name for it," Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told an audience at the Sundance Film Festival.
People with developmental disabilities become victims of sexual assault at a rate seven times higher than those without disabilities, according to a Justice Department figured uncovered by a year-long NPR investigation. Judy Woodruff sits down with NPR’s Joseph Shapiro and…
By Juliet Linderman, Associated Press
Nearly $300,000 in taxpayer funds has been spent to settle 13 claims against members of Congress or their offices since 2003.
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