You Need to Read this Woman’s Experience at Uber

You Need to Read this Woman’s Experience at Uber

CW: Sexual harassment In an article by Time, former Uber software engineer Susan Fowler opens up about her blog post describing the sexual harassment she faced while working at the company. Her report came after a manager was talking about sex on an open chat in the company app. Fowler took a screenshot of the conversation and reported it to HR. After her blog post, which can be read here, Fowler published a book called Whistleblower, detailing her fight for justice in the events during and after working at Uber.   image via time   To make matters worse, Fowler experienced …

Jay Asher, Author of ’13 Reasons Why’, Files Defamation Lawsuit Over Sexual Harassment Claims

Jay Asher, Author of ’13 Reasons Why’, Files Defamation Lawsuit Over Sexual Harassment Claims

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According to the New York Times, Jay Asher, author of the book and now hugely successful albeit controversial Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, has filed a defamation lawsuit against the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), as he claims there was little or no investigation into allegagtions made against him during the #MeToo movement, which resulted  SCBWI annoucing that Asher “had violated the professional organization’s anti-harassment policy. “Asher is seeking a jury trial and unspecified financial damages” from the the Society. The allegations made against Asher date back to April 2017, when executive director of SCBWI, Lin Oliver, …

‘Speak’ Author Laurie Halse Anderson to Release Poetic Memoir About Sexual Assault

‘Speak’ Author Laurie Halse Anderson to Release Poetic Memoir About Sexual Assault

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“who does that? she asked thread by thread stitching the whos to hers whys to the hows” -Laurie Halse Anderson, SHOUT     The above self-questioning scene maybe speaks for those who have experience with sexual assault: why me? Why him? Why her? How? How? How—— Laurie Halse Anderson knows it deeply. Best known for her young adult novel Speak, Anderson has decided to break the silence and the ever-lasting self-doubt, and shout out her own experiences with sexual assault to the world via her memoir SHOUT which is woven out of powerful, poetic words, to empower those unmuted hearts.     According to Bustle, …