Sexual Harassment

The Takeaway

When Sexual Harassment is Part of The Job

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Brittany Bronson, a writer, teacher, and cocktail waitress at a Las Vegas casino, says that every shift involves a compromise between her gender politics and her daily wages.

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The Takeaway

Hey Baby: Turning the Table on Catcallers

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A viral video has highlighted the pervasive problem of street harassment. The activist behind the video explains how her organization is combatting the problem on a global scale.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Internet Inequality, Combating Catcalling, and Lobbying Lawyers

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Takeaway explores the FCC and net neutrality, a viral video about street harassment, and the influence of lobbyists on state attorneys general. 

The Brian Lehrer Show

Harassed at the Bar

Thursday, October 09, 2014

A new study shows that servers and bartenders are overwhelmingly women -- and overwhelmingly harassed by customers and colleagues.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Anita Hill on "Speaking Truth to Power"

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Hill talks about her groundbreaking sexual harassment case against Clarence Thomas during his 1991 Supreme Court confirmation and its impact on the crusade for women’s rights.

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The Takeaway

Are Bob Filner's Days in Office as San Diego Mayor Numbered?

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Last month, Bob Filner was accused of inappropriate conduct by 16 women. After intense public scrutiny, the democratic mayor of San Diego enrolled in two weeks of intensive behavioral therapy, which ended on August 10th. Sandhya Dirks, has been covering the Filner story for KPBS News in San Diego. She joins The Takeaway to discuss what the next steps for Filner may be.

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Speaker Silver Proposes Changes in Wake of Lopez Scandal

Monday, May 20, 2013

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says he is taking new steps to prevent sexual harassment in the legislature, after coming under fire for his handling of complaints against former Brooklyn Assemblyman Vito Lopez, who resigned Monday.



Teens Tackle Sexual Cyberbullying at Town Hall

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Teenagers at a recent forum said social media outlets should do more to police explicit content involving minors while friends need to shift the shaming from the person in the photo to the person who violated her or his privacy by posting the images online.

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Judge Pushes Hazing Case to April

Friday, March 08, 2013

The lawyer for one of the three high school students facing harassment charges urged the media to give the teens and their families some privacy as the case makes its way through the system. “I appreciate the right of the public to know, but we’re really talking about minors,” he said. “It’ll be hard to ever restore these kids’ reputations.”

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Radio Rookies: Sexual Cyberbullying

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Temitayo Fagbenle, Radio Rookie, talks about her piece on what she calls "slut shaming" -- how teens use the Internet to bully each other and share sexually explicit material.

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Radio Rookies

Sexual Cyberbullying: The Modern Day Letter A

Friday, December 28, 2012

Many teenagers live half their lives on social media sites, and they're writing the rules as they go. One online trend Radio Rookie Temitayo Fagbenle finds disturbing is "slut-shaming" 

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Judge: Strauss-Kahn, NYC Hotel Maid Settle Suit

Monday, December 10, 2012

Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn and a New York City hotel maid have signed a settlement of her sexual-assault lawsuit.



Attorneys for Strauss-Kahn Deny Settlement Reached

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Attorneys for Dominique Strauss-Kahn deny that the former International Monetary Fund chief has reached a settlement with a New York City hotel maid who accused him of trying to rape her.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

State's Role in Silver/Lopez Scandal

Monday, September 10, 2012

Dick Dadey, President of Citizens Union, discusses his criticism of the way the Vito Lopez sexual harassment allegations were handled.

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As Questions of a Silver Payoff Arise, Embattled Lopez Gives Up County Chair Bid

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Controversy continues to swirl around embattled Brooklyn Assemblyman Vito Lopez, and has now enveloped the Assembly’s top Democrat.  As Lopez announced Tuesday that he would not seek reelection as the head of the Brooklyn Democratic Party, questions were raised over how a six-figure payout from Speaker Sheldon Silver was made to settle a previous harassment charge against Lopez — a decision Silver said late Tuesday was “wrong.”

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The Takeaway

How Much Does Adultery Matter in Politics?

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Herman Cain is the latest in a long line of political figures dogged by allegations of extramarital affairs. Cain is said to be reconsidering his campaign after an Atlanta woman came forward on Monday alleging a 13-year-affair with the one-time Republican front runner. But, should the allegations be true, Cain is hardly alone when it comes to adultery. Fellow GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich had two marriages unravel after affairs. Mark Sanford, Eliot Spitzer, Jim McGreevey, and Bill Clinton are just a few names on a long list of American politicians with wandering eyes. But does adultery disqualify a candidate from political office? Does being unfaithful to one's spouse give any indication of what kind of leader he or she might be?

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Of Pauses and Princesses: Primary Debate Number Nine Recap

Thursday, November 10, 2011

We have seen a circling of the wagons, certainly among conservative pundits. One thing that they’re doing... is attacking the women.

—  Lisa Lerer, political reporter for Bloomberg News, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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The Takeaway

Cain Blames 'Democratic Machine' for New Harassment Allegations

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain responded to multiple allegations of sexual harassment at a press conference in Phoenix on Tuesday. "These anonymous allegations are false and now the Democrat machine has brought forth a troubled woman to make accusations," Cain said. "Many of which exceed common sense, and they certainly exceed the standards of decency in America." He made this statement same day that Karen Kraushaar's decades old sexual harassment claim against the Republican front runner was made public.

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The Takeaway

Fourth Woman Accuses Herman Cain of Sexual Harassment

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Accusations are mounting against Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain. In a press conference on Monday, a woman from Chicago, Sharon Bialek, openly accused Cain of groping her inappropriately when she was seeking a job over a decade ago. She is the first to publicly accuse Mr. Cain. Bialek was accompanied by superstar lawyer Gloria Allred. The Cain campaign issued a statement moments after the news conference started saying, "Activist celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred is bringing forth more false accusations against the character of Republican front-runner Herman Cain."

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The Takeaway

Herman Cain and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Sharon Bialek has become the fourth woman to accuse Republican presidential candidate of sexual harassment. In 1997, Bialek said Cain made unwelcome advances while she was meeting with him about a potential job. The Cain campaign has released a statement yesterday saying that "all allegations of harassment against Mr. Cain are completely false."

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