Ailes’ Ugliest Legacy Is The 10 Women Who Publicly Accused Him Of Sexual Harassment

Roger Ailes, the 77-year-old co-creator of Fox News, died Thursday. His legacy includes a running list of sexual harassment and coercion accusations that span his 50-plus-year career.
The public allegations first began when former “Fox & Friends” co-host Gretchen Carlson filed a damning lawsuit in July 2016 accusing Ailes of sexual harassment and sexism. Soon after, several current and former Fox employees, including big names like Megyn Kelly, came forward with stories of harassment and sexual coercion.
Ten women have publicly come forward with their personal accounts, while at least 20 women have privately accused Ailes of some form of workplace harassment, according to Carlson’s legal team. Some of those women spoke out about their experiences using pseudonyms to New York Magazine last July.
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Newspaper Epically Fails To Symbolize The Women’s March On Washington

On Thursday morning, WaPo Express (The Washington Post’s free daily newspaper) had a major fail.
In a somewhat cringe-worthy chain of events, WaPo Express tweeted a picture of their most recent cover story about the Women’s March on Washington. The cover story looked beautiful with “The Modest Start To A Massive March” written in bold letters across the front ― except for one (rather large) mistake: encircling the title was a group of people made into the shape of a male symbol.  
It’s obvious the WaPo editor meant to use the female symbol, but unfortunately mixed the two up. 

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Megyn Kelly Confuses ‘Feminism’ With ‘Sexism’ While Defending Melania Trump

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly recently made a confusing comment about Melania Trump. 
In an interview for Net-a-Porter’s Porter Magazine that hit newsstands Friday, Kelly said she “doesn’t want to get mired in [feminism]” but took a moment to talk about the “staunch feminism” Melania has experienced. 
“She’s been subjected to some really staunch feminism and I’ve been really offended on her behalf,” Kelly said. The Cut reached out to Porter to clarify that Kelly meant to say “staunch feminism” and not “staunch sexism.” Porter confirmed that the quote is correct. 
“The New York Times called her a trophy wife and a mannequin which is f-ed up and really offensive,” Kelly continued. “Just because she’s gorgeous doesn’t mean you get to dismiss her. She speaks I think five languages. She’s a mother. She’s a supportive wife. She’s an entrepreneur. I don’t know how successful her Continue reading "Megyn Kelly Confuses ‘Feminism’ With ‘Sexism’ While Defending Melania Trump"

Gretchen Carlson On Why More Women Don’t Come Forward About Workplace Harassment

“I want to do everything I can to end sexual harassment in the workplace.”
That’s how former “Fox & Friends” co-host Gretchen Carlson begins her powerful essay on sexual harassment, published Saturday morning in the New York Times. This past summer, Carlson sued then-CEO of Fox News Roger Ailes for sexual harassment during her time at the network. Since then Carlson has made it her mission to speak out against sexual harassment in the workplace. 
In her essay, Carlson explained how ― now more than ever ― we need to discuss sexual harassment and assault. “I’ve been asking myself this simple question: Will our girls finally be the ones to have workplaces free from sexual harassment?” Carlson wrote. “This question became even more compelling during the presidential race, where offensive comments about women were dismissed as ‘locker room talk.’” 
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Reporter Says Donald Trump Referred To Her As ‘That C**t’ In 1988

If there’s one thing Donald Trump has been truly consistent about, it’s his misogyny. We’ve heard him call women dumb and fat, publicly shamed women for breastfeeding and stated that women should be punished for getting abortions.  and now a former reporter just added her own sexist Trump story to the mix.
On Sept. 29 former Philadelphia Inquirer financial reporter Jennifer Lin wrote an essay on local news site BillyPen detailing an encounter she had with Trump 31 years ago. According to Lin, the presidential nominee told her she had “shit for brains” and called her a cunt. 
During an Oct. 1 appearance on CNN (watch above), Lin explained that in 1988 she wrote a story covering Trump’s business activities in Atlantic City. Apparently, Trump was not pleased with Lin’s coverage and called the former reporter directly to let her know.  
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10 Photos Represent The 67% Of Women We Don’t See Enough

A new campaign is reminding everyone how important body diversity truly is.
On Sept. 26, Refinery29 launched The 67% Project, a multi-media initiative promoting body positivity and plus-size visibility, both across R29 and the general media and fashion landscape. The campaign’s name refers to the 67 percent of American women ― or the “invisible majority” ― who are plus size but are so rarely seen in ads, on billboards, in stock photos, in magazines and on runways. 
“67 percent of U.S. women are plus sized, but only 2 percent of them are represented in the mainstream media,” a R29 press release reads. “The project seeks to close the gap and ultimately represent women of a size 14+ at the same rate they exist in reality.” 
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Ivanka Trump Says Her Dad Can’t Be Sexist Because He Hired Her

FYI: Just because a man employs women doesn’t mean he can’t be sexist. 
During an interview with CNN’s Gloria Borger, Borger asked Trump “flat out” if her father is a sexist. Trump responded that her father is “absolutely not” a sexist because he hired her ― his daughter ― to work for him. 
“He’s absolutely not a sexist,” Trump said. “There’s no way I could be the person I am today if my father was a sexist.”
She continued to defend her father, telling Borger that Trump has “40 years of history of employing women”: 

I would not be one of his senior-most executives and I would not be working shoulder to shoulder with my brothers. I would be working for my brothers if at all. I think actions ultimately speak louder than words. My father has 40 years of history of employing women. 

This Continue reading "Ivanka Trump Says Her Dad Can’t Be Sexist Because He Hired Her"