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    Bombshell fails to ignite

    Life, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 07/02/2020

    » If you follow US news, and in particular Fox, the nation's biggest broadcasting network, then you will be familiar with the huge scandal that beset the corporation a few years ago. Directed by Jay Roach and written by Charles Randolph, Bombshell is a dramatised account of these events -- the story of CEO Roger Ailes, one of the world's most powerful media moguls, and his dramatic fall in the wake of a series of sexual harassment allegations.


    Avoiding a “hands-on” manager (1)

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 30/07/2011

    » Unwanted attention for a company executive can be a very unpleasant experience for a secretary or any other woman worker. Here’s an example. We'll read some advice tomorrow.


    Enough is enough, students say

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 19/02/2013

    » They say Thai students are too passive, but, chances are, school principal Samarn Sareekham won’t agree. He has been abruptly transferred to an inactive post after pupils at his school in Phitsanulok accused him of harassing six female pupils.

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    Sexual bandwagon spins badly out of control

    B Magazine, Andrew Biggs, Published on 12/11/2017

    » Tove Lo is a Swedish singer enjoying a hit in the dance clubs at present. Her song is very catchy and kind of fun. It is called Disco Tits, and here are the lyrics to the chorus: "I'm sweatin' from head to toe/ I'm wet through all my clothes/ I'm fully charged, nipples are hard/ Ready to go."

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    Bearing witness

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 06/03/2020

    » Cindy Bishop is no stranger to the human-rights-protection circle in Thailand. The campaign she set up two years ago called #DontTellMeHowToDress has helped raise awareness of sexual harassment and gender inequality in Thailand, sparking dialogue on victim-blaming, among other issues.


    TJA falls down on job

    News, Editorial, Published on 01/02/2018

    » The results of the Thai Journalists Association (TJA) probe into a sexual harassment case involving a media personality has invited more questions than it has given answers.

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    A big Hollywood night in a #MeToo moment

    Life, Published on 06/03/2018

    » The first Oscars of Hollywood's post-Harvey Weinstein era took care of its serious business at the start. As the 90th Academy Awards got under way on Sunday night, host Jimmy Kimmel addressed the sexual harassment scandals that have rocked Hollywood.


    Avoid sex assault: Don't dress sexy, says government

    News, Penchan Charoensuthipan, Published on 22/03/2018

    » Local authorities are telling women to avoid dressing in sexy outfits as they try to prevent sexual harassment or sex assault cases during next month's Songkran festival.


    Good men should not be quiet spectators to abuse

    News, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Published on 30/10/2017

    » The pain and anger of more than a million people who recently tweeted #MeToo have crowded social media with personal stories of sexual harassment or assault. This virtual march of solidarity marks both the urgency of finding a shared voice and the hidden scale of assault that did not previously have a register. When women are almost invisible, when they are not really seen, it seems that people do not have to care what happens to them.

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    Truth and lies

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 11/05/2018

    » By some description, this is one of the most political editions of Cannes Film Festival in recent memory, both on screen and off. After three days, the brouhaha over #MeToo (the festival has a dedicated hotline for sexual harassment report, which begs the question: why here and now?), the comment by Jury President Cate Blanchett on the small percentage of female filmmakers in the programme, and the fact that two of the directors whose films are in the competition are under house arrest in their respective countries (Iran and Russia) -- all of this cast a mixed shadow over the 71st edition of the world's largest film festival that still boasts influence and glamour while struggling to maintain its relevance.

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