#metoo

In #MeToo era, steps forward and back

In #MeToo era, steps forward and back

Amid progress, there are still many issues to reckon with

When it comes to reckoning with the role of women in society, it can sometimes be difficult to know whether we’re in a period of enlightened new awareness or blithe ignorance. So it is that today’s news features stories on a major Boston hospital rethinking the prominent posting of portraits of the all-male cast of(...)

Read More »

In #MeToo era, steps forward and back

When it comes to reckoning with the role of women in society, it can sometimes be difficult to know whether we’re in a period of enlightened new awareness or blithe ignorance. So it is that today’s news features stories on a major Boston hospital rethinking the prominent posting of portraits of the all-male cast of(...)

Read More »

Untangling the McGrory-Sargent dispute

Untangling the McGrory-Sargent dispute

Lack of information makes it difficult to reach any conclusions

SHORTLY AFTER THANKSGIVING last year, amid the exploding #MeToo movement, the Boston Globe ran a blockbuster story about the husband of then-Senate president Stan Rosenberg allegedly sexually harassing at least four men who did business with or worked on Beacon Hill. It was the latest in a number of front-page stories chronicling sexual harassment allegations,(...)

Read More »

Globe challenges Sargent to show evidence

Globe challenges Sargent to show evidence

Paper’s lawyers say they can’t complete investigation without ex-staffer’s help

LAWYERS FOR THE Boston Globe said they are trying to determine whether allegations against editor Brian McGrory of sending inappropriate and sexually suggestive text messages are true, but cannot complete their investigation without help from his accuser, former Boston.com editor Hilary Sargent. “The Globe has done all the investigation it can without her, both internally(...)

Read More »

Globe editor accused of sending sexually suggestive text

Globe editor accused of sending sexually suggestive text

Former reporter posts exchange on Twitter that she said was with McGrory

A FORMER REPORTER for the Boston Globe is claiming Brian McGrory, the paper’s current editor, sent her an unsolicited, sexually suggestive text. Hilary Sargent, who started at the Globe in 1999 as a 19-year-old intern before leaving and being recruited back 15 years later, posted an undated text message on Twitter on Monday that she(...)

Read More »

Girl power

Girl power

With a record number of women running for office, the national rate of female representation in legislature may be on the rise

The #MeToo movement has empowered women to take back the narrative on harassment and discrimination. It also could give them real power in making laws and policy. A record number of women are running for office around the country this year. Nevada and Arizona are on the verge of becoming the first state legislatures in the(...)

Read More »

On International Women’s Day, good news and bad

With the White House currently home to a president who bragged about his serial sexual predation and whose lawyer secretly obtained a restraining order last week to silence a porn movie actress from speaking publicly about their affair, it’s hard to conclude on today’s observance of International Women’s Day that enlightenment now prevails across the(...)

Read More »