Weinstein trial begs a question: Why is the pain of women and minorities often ignored? : The Conversation


Studies show the physical and emotional pain of minorities and women is often discounted by both the U.S. justice and health care systems. That has serious consequences.

Source: Weinstein trial begs a question: Why is the pain of women and minorities often ignored? : The Conversation

Harvey Weinstein’s ‘false memory’ defense is not backed by science : The Conversation


As women began to come forward with experiences of rape and abuse, backlash came forward too. The notion of ‘false memory’ developed to explain away assault. Here’s why that notion itself is untrue.

Source: Harvey Weinstein’s ‘false memory’ defense is not backed by science : The Conversation

Harvey Weinstein: trio of accusers refuse to sign ‘inadequate’ settlement | Film | The Guardian


The disgraced movie mogul was close to settling civil claims for sexual assault but now three women have broken ranks

Source: Harvey Weinstein: trio of accusers refuse to sign ‘inadequate’ settlement | Film | The Guardian

The world speaks the language of men, but after #MeToo women must find their voice


Women’s voices have been seen as unwanted or untruthful, but the snowballing sexual assault revelations from the #MeToo campaign show that women must find their voices.

Source: The world speaks the language of men, but after #MeToo women must find their voice  : The Conversation

Betsy DeVos Removes Guidance Documents for Disabled Students


A very sad state of affairs and yes, it could and possibly will be imported from the US to the Uk, as many undesirable actions are.

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More from a growing pile of already abundant evidence that Betsy DeVos should not be in charge of education in America. Actually, I wouldn’t trust her to run a pre-school or kindergarten. In this piece from The Young Turks, Jeff Waldorf reports and comments on the move by DeVos to rescind the 72 official documents, which explain to students and their parents, what the rights of disabled people are when they go to Uni. American universities are granted money by the federal government to support the needs of disabled students. DeVos hasn’t revoked these. She’s just making sure that disabled students, their carers and relatives, don’t know what they are.

One of these documents translates the official jargon of the legislation into ordinary plain English, so that regular peeps don’t need a lawyer to interpret it for them. Now it’s gone, things are going to be made difficult so that…

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After Weinstein fell, Trump accusers wonder why not him? – Houston Chronicle


Almost a year after New Yorker Jessica Leeds and other women stepped forward with harrowing accounts of being sexually assaulted by a powerful man, another scandal with similar elements exploded.Only this time, the punishment was swift and devastating.”It is hard to reconcile that Harvey Weinstein could be brought down with this, and (President Donald) Trump just continues to be the Teflon Don,” said Leeds, who claims she was groped 30 years ago on a plane by the man whose presence she cannot escape now that he sits in the Oval Office.In Florida, Melinda McGillivray, was having much the same reaction.

Source: After Weinstein fell, Trump accusers wonder why not him? – Houston Chronicle