Following allegations of sexual misconduct and amid an investigation by National Geographic and Fox Broadcasting Company, Cosmos host Neil deGrasse Tyson has broken his silence. While he apologised for making one woman feel uncomfortable, he denied a lingering allegation that he drugged and raped a woman while they were in graduate school together.
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It’s a ritual among women: Call an Uber (or Lyft, or another rideshare app), get home, and immediately text your besties to let them know you’re not dead in a ditch somewhere. That’s due in large part to the numerous horror stories you see in the news where women are sexually harassed or worse while taking a car home.
Last week, thousands of Google staffers walked out of their offices and into the streets in what is perhaps the largest collective protest of tech workers in history. The demonstration, which included Google offices across several continents, was sparked by reports that the company offered lucrative exit packages to multiple top executives accused of sexual misconduct. The impressive solidarity among Google’s workforce marked the industry’s big Time’s Up moment.
A damning and detailed report from the New York Times this week outlined Google's apparent handling of the departure of Andy Rubin — the creator of Android who left the company in 2014 following an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct — as well as other top executives. Now, Google is facing condemnation from its employees about Rubin's reported $US90 ($127) million exit package and an apparent lack of transparency about the conditions around which he and other executives left the company.
A landmark report by the National Academies of Science, Medicine and Engineering (NASME) out today details the wide extent of sexual harassment, bullying and ostracisation of women within the scientific world. It also offers a series of proactive, far-reaching recommendations to combat its further spread.