October 11, 2012

Recent trends in the news regarding the female body

According to author Naomi Wolf, recent trends in the press have been veering toward biased views of women’s bodies. For example, the French publication, Closer, published photos of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, topless. Additionally, the Pussy Riot trial and Arab Spring protests show women’s freedom being taken away. The author is stating publicly that women’s bodies are battlegrounds being used to wage culture wars in which it is being seen as scandalous when […]
October 2, 2012

Stardock reveals 2010 sexual harassment lawsuit

Stardock Corporation focuses its business on the electronics gaming industry. It has recently made news by revealing that in 2012 a former marketing manager, Alexandra Miseta, had filed a lawsuit against the company CEO, Brad Wardell, for sexual harassment. She claimed that she was exposed to daily comments, innuendos, sexual advances, and inappropriate conduct. In return for this lawsuit, Stardock then sued her for over $1 million dollars claiming that she destroyed marketing materials and […]
September 27, 2012

Electronics Store settles Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit

In Seattle, Washington, Fry’s Electronics company will pay $2.3 million to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In addition, it will implement preventative measures. The lawsuit claimed that the company harassed a young salesperson and fired a supervisor for standing up for her. The facts of the case showed that assistant manager harassed 20 year old sales associate, America Rios, at one of its retailer […]
September 27, 2012

Doctoral student sues Columbia University for sexual harassment

A gay Chilean doctoral student, Alberto Leguina Ruzzi, 25 years old, is suing Columbia University. He claims that he was fired from his job after complaining that a supervisor sexually harassed him. He alleges that Dr. Qais Al-Awqati, professor at Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons sent him a picture of himself and asked him whether he would date an older man, eight days after he began working at Columbia University Medical Center in Manhattan. […]
September 24, 2012

Manhattan VA Hospital helps women

In response to the alarming number of female veterans who have been sexually assaulted during tours of duty, Dr. Nancy Lutwak has launched a relief mission at the Manhattan VA Hospital. Dr. Lutwak has opened a female-only emergency room at the Manhattan VA Hospital to treat female veterans posttraumatic syndrome. Dr. Lutwak’s program is the first of 117 VA emergency rooms in the country. The center has dedicated a separate space and staff for women. […]
September 10, 2012

Puyallup Truck Dealership Sued by EEOC for National Origin and Sexual Harassment

A Puyallup, Wash., used-truck dealership violated federal law when its general manager engaged in ongoing harassment targeting a Filipino American male employee. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against the company. According to the EEOC, the male supervisor aimed demeaning comments at Northwest Motorsport’s Internet marketing manager, Bayani Salcedo, for many month. The harassment included frequent and derogatory observations about Salcedo’s Filipino national origin and purported sexual attributes. Full article. […]
August 9, 2012

Chick-fil-A's stance on gay marriage raising eyebrows

The fast food company, Chick-fil-A, stands for Christian values in which its 1,600 restaurants nationwide close on Sundays. However, recently the fast food restaurant took a stance on gay marriage when President Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press, “We are very much supportive of the family – the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for […]