Health/Food Posts Tagged as 'Sexual Harassment'
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Here's exactly how restricting abortion harms public health
This week, Alabama’s governor signed the most extreme anti-abortion bill in the country, effectively banning the procedure. It’s just one of a host of new laws restricting abortion: including one by the Missouri senate which passed a bill banning abortion after eight weeks, and one signed by the governor of Georgia banning abortion after six weeks, before most people would know that they’re pregnant.
Even though they’ve been signed by the governors, the Alabama and Georgia laws are not yet in effect—people can still get legal abortions in these states. And there is still a constitutional right to abortion in the United States. However, access to safe abortion varies widely across the country: Some states have laws that restrict the number of clinics that can provide abortion services, for example, or require people to wait a certain amount of time between a counseling appointment and the procedure, which is medically unnecessary. As these laws are challenged and the abortion conversation continues, it’s important to recognize that restricting abortion can have significant repercussions for people who can become pregnant.
'Every Pregnancy Is a Risk of Harm': How Criminalizing Miscarriage Could Play Out
PILOT CLAIMS SENIOR AIRLINE INSTRUCTOR HARASSED HER BY ASKING 'INAPPROPRIATE QUESTIONS'
Air India is reportedly investigating after a pilot accused one of the airline's senior captains of sexually harassing her during and after a training session.
A spokesperson for the airline told The Khaleej Times that the pilot, a woman, had filed a sexual harassment complaint accusing the male senior captain, who had been leading the training session, of asking her inappropriate questions.
In her complaint, the pilot reportedly alleged that the senior captain, "suggested the two...have dinner at a city restaurant in Hyderabad on May 5 after the training session was over."
The pilot said she initially accepted the invitation "as I had done a few flights with him and he seemed decent."
However, when the two arrived at the restaurant that day, the pilot wrote, "this is where my ordeal started."
"He started with telling me how depressed and unhappy he was in his married life," the pilot said.
Men at Davos Discover New, Creative Excuse to Justify Excluding Women in the Workplace
Men have found a new way to absolve themselves of the responsibility of mentoring and promoting women in the workplace: fear over the MeToo movement.
The New York Times reports that at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, basically an extended spa retreat for the mega-rich, male executives are afraid of the increasing movement to hold abusers accountable for their actions. As these two sources put it:
“I now think twice about spending one-on-one time with a young female colleague,” said one American finance executive, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the issue is “just too sensitive.”
“Me, too,” said another man in the conversation.
The lesson these men have apparently taken from MeToo is not that sexual harassment is a pervasive institutional issue, but that women are a threat, so best to just leave them behind. One economist found that nearly two-thirds of male executives were reluctant to hold one-on-one meetings with women “lest their motives be misconstrued by their colleagues.” Wall Street, already a boys club, is now reportedly excluding women from work dinners, meetings, and trips. The end result is same as the old result: women’s careers in male-dominated workplaces will continue to stall.
LGBT Community Has Poorer Health Outcomes, Assessment Finds
"LGBT people experience the same stressors that anyone else does and when you add their internalized feelings and perceptions of discrimination, there are obvious implications for overall health," Stepleman says. "This assessment is meant to provide an overview, but it helps establish an important baseline and will help us look at the impact of minority stress on a lot of other health variables."
Minority stress describes chronically high levels of stress faced by members of minority groups and can be due to things like poor social support and low socioeconomic status. Many studies have shown that it can contribute to health problems like high blood pressure and anxiety.
Here's the truth about the LGBTI community and ageism
It’s Not Just Abortion, Birth Control Coverage Is Also in Jeopardy
But something that’s not getting as much attention is the fact that a more conservative court could rule against employers having to cover birth control and family planning clinics having to offer it. The potential intersection of reduced access to birth control and restricted abortion rights could set up a perfect storm of more unintended pregnancies and fewer places for women to access safe, legal abortion. Maternal death rates in the US are already too high, and the combination of some women being forced to carry an unintended pregnancy to term and likely delaying prenatal care and some women seeking abortions from unsafe providers could lead to even more women dying—particularly women of color and low-income women.
Crisis Pregnancy Centers Are Lying to You. I Know Because I Worked at One.
Supreme Court rules for faith-based pregnancy centers, blocks California disclosure law
The Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked enforcement of a California law that requires faith-based crisis pregnancy centers to notify patients that the state offers subsidized medical care, including abortions.
By a 5-4 vote, the justices said the disclosure rule likely amounts to compelled speech that violates the 1st Amendment. The court did not strike down the California law, but sent the case back to lower courts with instructions that enforcement of key provisions be immediately blocked while the legal challenge continues.
Cosby, Weinstein, Trump and O'Reilly orgy painting shocks VIP guests including Julianne Moore and Brooke Shields
China said she’s considering offering her painting to amfAR for the charity’s May 17 gala in Cannes, France, to combat AIDS. AmfAR has looked to distance itself from former supporters Weinstein and shoe designer Kenneth Cole because of questionable fund-raising activities involving the pair, which led to Cole’s resignation as a board member in February.
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Men Accused of Sexual Misconduct Are Still Benefiting From Their Restaurants
As chefs and restaurateurs “step away from day-to-day operations” following sexual misconduct allegations, their restaurant groups are left to figure out how to recover. There isn’t a single path forward, according to a new report from the New York Times, and the groups once led by Mario Batali, Ken Friedman, John Besh, and Charlie Hallowell are all struggling to repair damaged reputations and toxic cultures — oftentimes, while the bad actors still have financial ties to the group.
After Eater NY broke news of multiple sexual misconduct allegations against Batali, the chef announced he would “step away” from Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group and its restaurants. In a letter sent to staff a few days later, the group announced that it would change its name and that its female partners, Nancy Silverton and Lidia Bastianich, would be taking on greater leadership roles in an effort to improve the culture at B&B restaurants.
However, Batali remains financially linked to some of the group’s high-profile restaurants, like Babbo and Del Posto, and according to Joe Bastianich, it’s unclear whether or not that tie will be severed. “
Sexual Harassment Is Pervasive in the Restaurant Industry. Here’s What Needs to Change
'Asian' Restaurant Changes Name After Charges of Racism and Misogyny
Ryan Vermaak and Fabio di Cosmo, two aspiring restaurateurs based in Johannesburg, South Africa, failed to see anything wrong with naming their yet-to-open “Asian restaurant” Misohawni. “Don’t you just love the name?” the pair tweeted yesterday. (Their Twitter bio says that Misohawni is ‘Cumming Soon’.)
The name is a phonetic spelling of a phrase used by a Vietnamese prostitute in the 1987 war film Full Metal Jacket. In the scene, the woman approaches two American soldiers and propositions them for sex. One of them says he’ll only pay her $10, before posing for a photo with her and calling her a “[racial slur] whore.”
Tom Colicchio Called Out "Dick Culture" In The Restaurant World
Chef Tom Colicchio is speaking out about harassment in the restaurant world.
"The recent ‘revelations’ of rampant sexual harassment in the restaurant industry weren’t exactly a shocker to the women working in it. Or the men, for that matter," he wrote in a letter to male chefs posted on Medium on Wednesday.
Last month, chef John Besh stepped down from his company after sexual harassment allegations from more than two dozen women were reported by NOLA.com / The Times-Picayune.
"This isn’t just a matter of a few bad eggs and ?we all know it. For every John Besh splashed across Page Six, we can assume hundreds, if not thousands, more with kitchens just like the ones his female employees described," wrote Colicchio.
How One Award-Winning Chef Is Fighting Discrimination in the Restaurant Industry