Lindsay Meyer, an entrepreneur in San Francisco, said Mr. Caldbeck put $25,000 of his own money into her fitness start-up in 2015. That gave Mr. Caldbeck reason to constantly text her; in those messages, reviewed by The Times, he asked if she was attracted to him and why she would rather be with her boyfriend than him. At times, he groped and kissed her, she said. “I felt like I had to tolerate it because this is the cost of being a nonwhite female founder,” said Ms. Meyer, who is Asian-American. But even after she reached out to a mentor, who alerted one of Binary’s investors, Legacy Venture, to Mr. Caldbeck’s actions, little changed. Legacy went on to invest in Binary’s new fund. Binary and Mr. Caldbeck declined to comment. “We failed to follow up on information about Mr. Caldbeck’s personal behavior,” Legacy said in a statement. “We regret this oversight and are determined to do better.” (Source: Time Magazine , New York Times) -Victoria 🌹 #poc #woc #sexualharassment #thesilencebreakers #timemagazine #TIMEPOY #investor
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#Repost @time (@get_repost) ・・・ @terrycrews has a piece of advice for men: “Until men stand up and say this harassment, this abuse, these assaults are wrong, nothing will change.” TIME recognized Crews by naming him one of the Silence Breakers, TIME’s Person of the Year, for speaking out about sexual assault and harassment. Read the full story on TIME.com. Video by @spencerbakalar, @juliamarielull and @dianetsai_ #TIMEPOY #terrycrews #thesilencebreakers #sexualassault #sexualharassment #poc #blackmen
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#Repost @time (@get_repost) ・・・ Adama Iwu, a corporate lobbyist in San Francisco, organized 147 women to sign an open letter exposing harassment in California government. When she told people about the campaign, she says they were wary. "Are you sure you want to do this? This is your career." they warned her. "Remember Anita Hill.” This campaign led to a state-senate investigation. TIME recognized Iwu by naming her one of the Silence Breakers, TIME’s Person of the Year, for speaking out about sexual assault and harassment. Read the full story on TIME.com. Video by @spencerbakalar, @juliamarielull and @dianetsai_ #TIMEPOY #thesilencebreakers #woc #blackwomen #sexualassault #consent #government
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#Repost @time (@get_repost) ・・・ Seven current and former employees of New York City's Plaza Hotel—from left: Veronica Owusu, Gabrielle Eubank, Crystal Washington, Dana Lewis, Paige Rodriguez, Sergeline Bernadeau and Kristina Antonova—filed a suit against the hotel for “normalizing and trivializing sexual assault” among employees there. "I am a single mother. I have an 11-year-old daughter, and she’s depending on me,” says Lewis, who still works at the hotel to make ends meet. “My entire life revolves around her. I wasn’t really left with the option of leaving. I’m not left with the option of giving up. I want to show her that it’s O.K. to stand up for yourself. If you keep fighting, eventually you’ll see the sun on the other side." (Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, which owns the Plaza, said it takes remedial action against harassment when warranted.) The Plaza Hotel Plaintiffs are among the Silence Breakers, TIME's Person of the Year. Read the full story on TIME.com. Photograph by Billy & Hells for TIME. #TIMEPOY #poc #sexualassault #woc #sexualharassment #thesilencebreakers #newyork #timemagazine
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#Repost @time (@get_repost) ・・・ Hotel guests have propositioned and exposed themselves to Juana Melara while she was working. “One time when I was cleaning, a guest asked me if I knew how to massage. I said, ‘No, I don’t even do it to my husband.’ The way he was looking at me wasn’t friendly. I rushed to finish the room as fast as I could and get out of there. It’s crazy that people think that if they pay for the room, they are paying for sexual service.” (The hotel declined to comment.) Melara is among the Silence Breakers, TIME's Person of the Year. Read the full story on TIME.com. Photograph by Billy & Hells for TIME. #TIMEPOY #thesilencebreakers #woc #sexualassault #sexualharassment #timemagazine #2017
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#Repost @time (@get_repost) ・・・ In France, Sandra Muller started the Twitter hashtag #BalanceTonPorc (Expose Your Pig), which helped inspire women to march in the streets to protest sexual harassment. "France is a country of love, but there is love and love, you know? There are ways to approach a woman, and if it’s done with respect, it’s O.K. Without respect, it’s not good. Now if men want your love, they have to ask themselves how to be, how to approach a woman. They are scared. We must restart all relationships from the beginning. We have to cleanse society to find a better way. I’m sure the road will be long and difficult, but it will be positive in the end." Muller is among the Silence Breakers, TIME's Person of the Year. Read the full story on TIME.com. Photograph by Billy & Hells for TIME. #TIMEPOY #thesilencebreaker #sexualharassment #sexualabuse #france #worldwide #woc
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In a 2010 study from the University of California, more than 60% of the 150 female #farmworkers interviewed had experience some form of sexual harassment. In a 2012 report, #HumanRights Watch surveyed 52 nearly all of them had exerienced #sexualviolence. One women told investigators that her work place was called the "field de calzón" or the field of panties. Another women a Iowa immigrant #farmworkers told her lawyer that "We thought it was normal in the US that in order to keep your job, you had to have sex". We need to create and enforce clear policies prohibiting sexual harassment and we also need Senate to pass the Violence against women act or a similar legislation that would provide funding and attention to survivors of sexual assault, including stronger protection for immigrants farmworker women and girls. #Repost @time (@get_repost) ・・・ In the wake of the revelations about Harvey Weinstein, Isabel Pascual* spoke out at a march in L.A. about being stalked and harassed in order to give voice to her fellow agricultural workers. “I was afraid. When the man was harassing me, he threatened to harm my children and me—that’s why I kept quiet. I felt desperate. I cried and cried. But, thank God, my friends in the fields support me. So I said, Enough. I lost the fear. It doesn’t matter if they criticize me. I can support other people who are going through the same thing.” (*Pascual’s name was changed to protect her family.) She is among the Silence Breakers, TIME's Person of the Year. Read the full story on TIME.com. Photograph by Billy & Hells for TIME. #TIMEPOY #thesilencebreaker #sexualharassment #woc #immigration #protection #hispanic #sexualabuse #2017 #sexism
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#Repost @time (@get_repost) ・・・ Sandra Pezqueda filed a suit alleging that her supervisor at the Terranea Resort, a luxury retreat in Southern California, pursued her for months. When she rebuffed him, he changed her schedule and cut her hours. "Someone who is in the limelight is able to speak out more easily than people who are poor," she says. "The reality of being a woman is the same—the difference is the risk each woman must take." (Attorneys for the staffing company that employed Pezqueda deny her allegations. Terranea Resort declined to comment.) Pezqueda is among the Silence Breakers, TIME's Person of the Year. Read the full story on TIME.com. Photograph by Billy & Hells for TIME. #TIMEPOY #woc #thesilencebreaker #sexualharassment
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#WIsForWomen The Silence Breakers are TIME's Person of the Year 2017 #TIMEPOY ⠀ ⠀ "Like the "problem that has no name," the disquieting malaise of frustration and repression among postwar wives and homemakers identified by Betty Friedan more than 50 years ago, this moment is borne of a very real and potent sense of unrest. Yet it doesn't have a leader, or a single, unifying tenet. The hashtag #MeToo (swiftly adapted into #BalanceTonPorc, #YoTambien, #Ana_kaman and many others), which to date has provided an umbrella of solidarity for millions of people to come forward with their stories, is part of the picture, but not all of it.⠀ ⠀ This reckoning appears to have sprung up overnight. But it has actually been simmering for years, decades, centuries. Women have had it with bosses and co-workers who not only cross boundaries but don't even seem to know that boundaries exist. They've had it with the fear of retaliation, of being blackballed, of being fired from a job they can't afford to lose. They've had it with the code of going along to get along. They've had it with men who use their power to take what they want from women. These silence breakers have started a revolution of refusal, gathering strength by the day, and in the past two months alone, their collective anger has spurred immediate and shocking results: nearly every day, CEOs have been fired, moguls toppled, icons disgraced. In some cases, criminal charges have been brought.⠀ Emboldened by Judd, Rose McGowan and a host of other prominent accusers, women everywhere have begun to speak out about the inappropriate, abusive and in some cases illegal behavior they've faced. [...]⠀ The women and men who have broken their silence span all races, all income classes, all occupations and virtually all corners of the globe. They might labor in California fields, or behind the front desk at New York City's regal Plaza Hotel, or in the European Parliament. They're part of a movement that has no formal name. But now they have a voice.⠀ ⠀ https://buff.ly/2kuRygi
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@taylorswift @taylornation #taylorswift #taylornation #time #timePOY
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#WIsForWomen The Silence Breakers are TIME's Person of the Year 2017 #TIMEPOY ⠀ ⠀ "Like the "problem that has no name," the disquieting malaise of frustration and repression among postwar wives and homemakers identified by Betty Friedan more than 50 years ago, this moment is borne of a very real and potent sense of unrest. Yet it doesn't have a leader, or a single, unifying tenet. The hashtag #MeToo (swiftly adapted into #BalanceTonPorc, #YoTambien, #Ana_kaman and many others), which to date has provided an umbrella of solidarity for millions of people to come forward with their stories, is part of the picture, but not all of it.⠀ ⠀ This reckoning appears to have sprung up overnight. But it has actually been simmering for years, decades, centuries. Women have had it with bosses and co-workers who not only cross boundaries but don't even seem to know that boundaries exist. They've had it with the fear of retaliation, of being blackballed, of being fired from a job they can't afford to lose. They've had it with the code of going along to get along. They've had it with men who use their power to take what they want from women. These silence breakers have started a revolution of refusal, gathering strength by the day, and in the past two months alone, their collective anger has spurred immediate and shocking results: nearly every day, CEOs have been fired, moguls toppled, icons disgraced. In some cases, criminal charges have been brought.⠀ Emboldened by Judd, Rose McGowan and a host of other prominent accusers, women everywhere have begun to speak out about the inappropriate, abusive and in some cases illegal behavior they've faced. [...]⠀ The women and men who have broken their silence span all races, all income classes, all occupations and virtually all corners of the globe. They might labor in California fields, or behind the front desk at New York City's regal Plaza Hotel, or in the European Parliament. They're part of a movement that has no formal name. But now they have a voice.⠀ ⠀ https://buff.ly/2kuRygi
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Proud Of You!@taylorswift @taylornation #timepoy #reputation #taylorswift
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