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      Luis Rubiales to stand trial for World Cup kiss of footballer Jenni Hermoso

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Wednesday, 8 May - 18:32

    Former Spanish soccer federation chief faces one count of sexual assault and one of coercion for alleged actions in the aftermath

    The former Spanish soccer federation chief Luis Rubiales will stand trial for his unsolicited kiss of the national team player Jenni Hermoso after a high court judge admitted the case, the court said on Wednesday.

    Rubiales faces one count of sexual assault and one of coercion for his alleged actions in the aftermath of the kiss. The offences carry prison terms of one year and 18 months, respectively.

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      Former female trainee in Royal Marines says sexual assault was dismissed as ‘high jinks’

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Monday, 6 May - 04:00

    Marines ‘want to protect the chain of command’, she says. ‘They don’t want to protect women’

    When Isabel became a trainee for the Royal Marines band, she thought she was fulfilling a childhood dream. But within a few weeks the 18-year-old found herself subject to what she describes as a sexual assault, an incident that was rapidly dismissed by her commanding officers as “high jinks” – and subsequently felt ostracised to the point where she became suicidal.

    Isabel, whose name has been changed to protect her identity, eventually simply walked off the base, feeling overwhelmed and unable to continue. Though it is about a decade since the original episode and several years since she received compensation, it is only now she feels confident enough to describe what happened.

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      ‘I felt immense shame’: one man’s experience of a female stalker

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Friday, 26 April - 15:54

    Tom, whose experience reflects that portrayed in Baby Reindeer, talks about how things developed, its affect on him and the police response

    Not long after he embarked on an on/off dalliance with a former colleague, Tom began feeling uneasy about her behaviour. Heended things – but that only made matters worse.

    Lies and gaslighting turned into his ex turning up randomly at places where he hung out and “appearing seemingly everywhere I went”, he said. “That was incredibly hard to deal with. I felt hounded, and I had no idea what to do.”

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      #MeToo founder says campaign will continue after Weinstein verdict overturned

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Friday, 26 April - 13:52

    Tarana Burke called Harvey Weinstein’s accusers ‘heroes’ and said movement would continue to bring progress to society

    The founder of the #MeToo movement, Tarana Burke, has called the women who spoke out against Harvey Weinstein “heroes” and said such campaigns for justice and equality will continue to bring about progress in society.

    Burke, who nearly two decades ago coined the phrase “Me too” from her work with sexual assault survivors, found herself again declaring – after New York’s highest court in a shock decision on Thursday overturned Harvey Weinstein’s 2020 rape conviction in the city – the #MeToo reckoning is greater than any court case.

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      Train driver who upskirted female passenger avoids jail sentence

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Friday, 19 April - 18:10

    Paolo Barone found guilty of voyeurism after taking photos of sleeping woman on train to St Albans in 2022

    A Thameslink train driver who took photos up a woman’s skirt while she was asleep on a train has avoided jail, despite being found guilty of voyeurism.

    The driver, Paolo Barone, was on his way home from a shift in September 2022 when he saw that the woman, 51, had fallen asleep on a train travelling from London Blackfriars to St Albans in Hertfordshire.

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      Teachers’ union leader calls for inquiry into misogyny among young men in UK

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Friday, 5 April - 04:00

    Daniel Kebede accuses government of failing to tackle issue of sexism and its spread online among children

    The leader of the UK’s largest education union has called for an independent inquiry into the rise of sexism and misogyny among boys and young men , saying it should not be left to parents and schools to police.

    Daniel Kebede, the general secretary of the National Education Union (NEU), said it was “a huge issue” in schools and expressed particular concern about the ease with which pupils are accessing aggressive hardcore pornography on their phones .

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      The world has changed. So why do businessmen still think they can harass women at work parties? | Stefan Stern

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Thursday, 4 April - 10:00

    Trade bodies are setting out rules to avoid ‘unacceptable’ behaviour, but part of the problem is how we view work itself

    An old, cruel joke claimed David Beckham wore headphones at all times so a voice could remind him to “breathe in, breathe out”. Some things that should come naturally don’t.

    You might think that a code of conduct for adult professionals attending a work-related social event, reminding them to “be considerate and respectful to each other” and “refrain from any unacceptable conduct” (defined elsewhere in the code), falls into the same category of advice as Beckham’s breathing tips.

    Stefan Stern is co-author of Myths of Management and the former director of the High Pay Centre

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      ‘Danger zone’: the warnings designed to protect women at UK business events

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Tuesday, 2 April - 05:00

    Codes of conduct are on the rise, and have a focus on reputational risk as well as on harassment

    When more than 1,300 lending bosses, regulators and MPs descended on Grosvenor House hotel on Park Lane in London for a black-tie dinner in late February, they arrived informed.

    Invitees to the Financing & Leasing Association event had been handed an “annual dinner code of conduct” telling guests about a new policy on discrimination and sexual harassment. The trade body would “not tolerate any such behaviour and will, along with our event agency, take immediate action to stop it”.

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      The Guardian view on stalking: police and prosecutors are failing women | Editorial

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Sunday, 25 February - 18:25 · 1 minute

    This insidious form of harassment is not taken seriously enough. Too many victims are being left exposed

    You only had to listen to the victims in Can I Tell You a Secret? , the Netflix documentary based on a Guardian podcast by Sirin Kale, to gain vivid insight into just how disturbing stalking can be. Matthew Hardy used tricks of impersonation and identity theft to manipulate, humiliate and threaten multiple women on social media. But in one important way he was atypical. While some of his targets were acquaintances, others were strangers who lived hundreds of miles away. Much more common is the experience of being stalked by someone you know. Data from the Suzy Lamplugh Trust shows that in the year to March 2023, 66.5% of victims were stalked by former partners . Other perpetrators were friends or colleagues, while just 6% were strangers. Almost 90% of victims were female.

    The extent of Hardy’s offending, which continued for 11 years, has led to an eight-year sentence. But this is exceptionally rare. Of 117,672 stalking reports to police in England and Wales in the year to 2022, just 6.6% resulted in a charge, and 1.4% in a conviction. Of those, less than a third resulted in a custodial sentence, with the average term around a year. The grim reality is that most stalkers get away with their crimes.

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