Gretchen Carlson says #MeToo movement ‘just getting started’ during USC Holt Lecture

“My greatest hope is that this will trickle down to the everywoman, because they are the stories that really need to be told,” Carlson said. “The waitress, the teacher, the lawyer, the accountant, the members of our military; I’ve heard from oil-rig operators, police officers, firefighters. It’s everywhere. It’s a pervasive epidemic, so we’re just getting started on the #MeToo movement.”

The Holt Lecture: Empowering Women in the Workplace with Gretchen Carlson

The 2018 Holt Lecture featured a conversation with Gretchen Carlson, formerly of Fox News, and Professor Lisa Schweitzer. Carlson helped change the cultural conversation around sexual harassment in the workplace when she filed and won a lawsuit against the then-chairman of Fox News, Roger Ailes, for sexual harassment. Since that time, she has “walked off the set” and began…

USC Price, The Holt Lecture featuring Gretchen Carlson on Empowering Women in the Workplace

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The 2018 Holt Lecture will focus on gender equality in the workplace and institutions. Gretchen Carlson, formerly of Fox News, will join Professor Lisa Schweitzer for a forward-looking conversation on creating institutions which empower individuals rather than harm. Carlson is among many journalists and media personalities who have stepped into the light of public conversation regarding a rampant institutional blind-eye toward sexual abuses and exploitation.

California lawmakers to confront sexual misconduct scandal

Associated Press quoted Janet Denhardt of the USC Price School on how to best implement lasting cultural change in the California Capitol. Leyva, meanwhile, will introduce a bill that would ban nondisclosure agreements in sexual harassment settlements, both in the public and private sectors, which can stop the parties from speaking publicly about what led…

The Politics of #HimToo

In an op-ed posted in The New York Times by a contributing writer,  Abby Wood, USC Gould School, was quoted on the standard of acceptable behavior established by the Democratic Party. I’m struck by where the Democrats drew this line. Suppose they had drawn it somewhere between the allegations against Rep. John Conyers and those…

Democrat Kevin de Leon’s role questioned after rommate accused of sex harassment

The Daily Democrat quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on how California Senator Kevin de Leon handles allegations of sexual harassment in the state capitol. Political analysts say that even the appearance of an attempted coverup could be a black mark on the Los Angeles Democrat’s campaign for U.S. Senate, which is…