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Lupita Nyong’o Speaks Up About Harvey Weinstein to End “the Conspiracy of Silence”

The parade of testimony against Hollywood predator Harvey Weinstein, sadly, doesn't seem to have an end yet. This time, one of our favorite actresses around these parts, Lupita Nyong'o, has come forward in a personal essay for The New York Times, giving a harrowing and detailed account of an entire spectrum of abuses she received at the hands of the disgraced (and disgraceful) movie mogul.

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Harvey Weinstein Is Apparently Being Awful At “Sex Rehab”

The Hollywood mogul at the center of the widespread sexual harassment and assault allegations is reportedly falling asleep in therapy sessions, claiming conspiracies against him, and "barking" into a mobile phone he isn't supposed to have.

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Is Louis C.K.’s I Love You, Daddy Really the Worst-Timed and Least Thought-Out Thing Ever?

There's so much to unpack in this trailer for Louis C.K.'s upcoming film, I Love You, Daddy, that I feel like I'm on the world's worst vacation. Watch the trailer above, and prepare to have...opinions.

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Rose McGowan Cancels All Upcoming Appearances Because She Has Activism to Do

Ever since news of Harvey Weinstein's abuses broke, actress-director-activist Rose McGowan has been at the center of a lot of support, backlash, and everything in between. Add onto that the general emotional overwhelm we've all felt as all the "me toos" started rolling out, and it's understandable that McGowan might not be too keen on flash bulbs and film industry hoopla right now.

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Mayim Bialik Apologizes Again For Her Misguided Take on Sexual Harassment

But we also need to look at why she's faced more of a firing squad than many actual harassers.

The Big Bang Theory actress Mayim Bialik met a firestorm of criticism for an opinion piece on Hollywood's culture of sexual harassment published in The New York Times. After her first public reaction appeared to double down and rebuff her critics, a new apology finally seems to have processed the reasons for the push-back she received.

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Between The Rock and a Hard Place: When Jokes Reinforce Bad Ideas

Humor is also a slippery thing, and sometimes, the intent of a piece can get lost in the joke.

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Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Bob Weinstein Show How “Nice Guys” and Hollywood Perpetuate Rape Culture

It's very easy to look at someone like Harvey Weinstein and see a monster. The decades-long history of abuses makes that crystal clear. But make no mistake, it isn't only "monsters" we have to worry about when it comes to sexual harassment, sexual assault, and the systematic sexism that plagues the entertainment industry.

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“YEAH I’M FUCKING SURE”: Ilana Glazer Fired Sexual Harassers from Broad City

Ilana Glazer revealed that she fired two Broad City staffers for sexual harassment, because "getting sexually harassed seems to be a constant, but having the opportunity to do something about it is rare."

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Hollywood is Rife With Sexual Harassment, Now What? Some Proposed Solutions and Actions

We've read the scandalous news stories, the op-eds, and the think-pieces (we've even written some). We've stood in solidarity with those who've told their stories, and we've vowed that, despite the fact that Hollywood has been a hostile place toward women basically since its inception, that this time is different. This time, we're actually going to do something about this. So, what is Hollywood doing?

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Reese Witherspoon, America Ferrera & Jennifer Lawrence Add Their Voices to #MeToo

We Are Not Things

Every day more men and women come forward to talk about their experience with sexual assault, rape, and harassment by the hands of heads of the entertainment industry. Adding to the voices that have already emerged after the #MeToo hashtag went viral are Reese Witherspoon, America Ferrera & Jennifer Lawrence.

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Mayim Bialik’s Tone-Deaf Op-Ed Is a Reminder That Calling Yourself a Feminist Isn’t Enough

If you needed a reminder that calling yourself a feminist doesn’t automatically make you progressive, look no further than Mayim Bialik’s opinion piece in the New York Times. Titled "Being a Feminist in Harvey Weinstein’s World," Bialik spoke about her experience being a "prominent-nosed, awkward, geeky, Jewish 11-year-old...in a business that rewarded physical beauty and sex appeal above all else” when she was staring on the show Blossom in the ‘80s.

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Alyssa Milano Starts Survivor Hashtag #MeToo to Show the Prevalence of Sexual Violence

Trending on Twitter today is the hashtag #MeToo, a movement of women sharing their stories in order to express the magnitude of sexual assault today.

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#WomenBoycottTwitter Silences Women and Highlights White Feminism. Whose Idea Was This?

Also, how do you use a Twitter hashtag to boycott Twitter? Don't you need to be ON Twitter to...oh, never mind.

The #womenboycotttwitter hashtag, which was supposed to culminate in a boycott today, didn't exactly succeed in its execution. And there are a couple of reasons why.

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Seth MacFarlane Made a Pointed Joke About Harvey Weinstein Back in 2013

During the announcement of 2013's Oscar nominees for Best Supporting Actress, MacFarlane took a crack at Harvey Weinstein that shows how much of an "open secret" Weinstein's behavior was.

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Vanessa Marquez Accuses George Clooney of Helping To Blacklist Her

As we continue to play the painfully frustrating game of "How Many Men in Hollywood Suck?” we may be adding George Clooney to the list. Vanessa Marquez, who played nurse Wendy Goldman during the first three seasons of ER, claims that Clooney helped blacklist her for speaking up about harassment on the set of the show.

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Samantha Bee’s Penis PSA Is Good Business Advice for Terrible Men

"Your dick is objectively the worst thing about you."

With so many prominent, powerful men being accused of sexual assault and harassment, Samantha Bee has some advice for other men who are worried that they, too, will face similar accusations. Starting with "don't masturbate in front of your colleagues."

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Here’s What It’s Really Like to Be a Woman in the Entertainment Industry

These frank testimonials may ring familiar with women in many other industries, too.

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Seed & Spark’s Emily Best Tired of Talking About the Hollywood Sexism Problem, So She’s Proposing Solutions

Seed & Spark's Emily Best is tired of talking about the Hollywood sexism problem. Instead, she wants to start outlining and implementing solutions.

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Stop Attacking Hillary Clinton Over Harvey Weinstein—Republicans Are the Ones Who Don’t Trust Women

Clinton’s response follows days of aggressively snide comments from the right, who have rallied behind Donald Trump, Jr. — suddenly a proponent of the “liberal,” “fake news” Times now that it’s published a report that can be used against Democrats — to call out the “hypocrisy” of any and every left-leaning celebrity who’s ever made a comment on politics if they have yet to formally challenge Weinstein to a duel.

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Terry Crews Bravely Shares the Hollywood Sexual Assault He Endured in Solidarity With Weinstein Victims

While we primarily talk about sexual harassment and assault in terms of the women who face it, as it tends to affect them disproportionately, we're also aware that men not only also suffer harassment and assault, but often don't come forward because of the stigma attached. For Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Terry Crews, the aftermath of Harvey Weinstein's firing was exactly the right time to share the story of his own sexual assault in solidarity with Weinstein's victims.

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