Sexuality and society

Weinstein Survivors Secure $18.875 Million Settlement in Civil Case Led by FeganScott LLP and Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 12:56am

The women who brought this case ignited a movement and changed public discourse regarding sexual harassment and abuse.

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  • The women who brought this case ignited a movement and changed public discourse regarding sexual harassment and abuse.
  • Additionally, the court dismissed TWCs former representatives from the suit, significantly reducing the amount available for the settlement.
  • Absent the settlement, any sexual misconduct claims against TWC would be compensated only after secured creditors were paid in full.
  • Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP is a national plaintiffs class-action law firm with nine offices across the country helping survivors of various kinds of fraud, negligence, abuse and sexual harassment pursue their legal rights.

Campus free speech orgs seek to intervene in lawsuit to defend new Title IX regulations

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 12:08pm

The Department's definition of harassment comes from the 1999 Supreme Court case Davis v. Monroe County Board of Education .

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  • The Department's definition of harassment comes from the 1999 Supreme Court case Davis v. Monroe County Board of Education .
  • "By incorporating the Supreme Court's definition of sexual harassment and finally complying with the First Amendment, the new Title IX regulations seek to end this abuse.
  • "For far too long, universities made a conscious decision to sacrifice the First Amendment on the altar of Title IX," said Speech First President Nicole Neily.
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    SOURCE Independent Women's Forum; The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education; Speech First

At Schlumberger, Oil Rigs and Women Don’t Mix: Sanford Heisler Sharp Files $100 Million Gender Discrimination and Hostile Work Environment Class Action Against Schlumberger Technology Corporation

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 3:41pm

Women make up only 5% of the Schlumberger employees staffed on the hundreds of oil rigs to which the Company provides services.

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  • Women make up only 5% of the Schlumberger employees staffed on the hundreds of oil rigs to which the Company provides services.
  • For years, women working on oil rigs have been bullied, harassed, and abused by male workers, said Michael Palmer, a partner with Sanford Heisler Sharp.
  • By filing a class action lawsuit, Ms. Saidman has put Schlumberger on notice that gender discrimination will no longer be buried from public view.
  • When Ms. Saidman reported egregious examples of sexual harassment and gender discrimination to Schlumberger, she was targeted by the Company.

Texas Voters Support Abstinence-Plus Sex Education in Schools A New Bipartisan Poll Shows

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 3:00pm

AUSTIN, Texas, June 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --A large majority of Texas voters across the political spectrum support abstinence-plus, medically-accurate, and age-appropriate sexual health education in schools, according to a new poll released this week by the Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

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  • AUSTIN, Texas, June 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --A large majority of Texas voters across the political spectrum support abstinence-plus, medically-accurate, and age-appropriate sexual health education in schools, according to a new poll released this week by the Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.
  • The Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) is preparing to revise the state's sex education curriculum standards for the first time in two decades.
  • "The poll shows that Texas voters support providing youth with common sense information that they need to stay healthy and thrive," said Molly Clayton, Executive Director of the Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.
  • The Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is also part of the TexasIsReady.org campaign, which launched in March to support better sex education in Texas.

FRC Releases New Publication Showing Extent of Radical Sex Education in Schools

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 7:01pm

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Family Research Council released a new publication today titled " Sex Education in Public Schools: Sexualization of Children and LGBT Indoctrination ."

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  • WASHINGTON, May 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Family Research Council released a new publication today titled " Sex Education in Public Schools: Sexualization of Children and LGBT Indoctrination ."
  • It outlines the radical changes that have occurred in the way sex education is taught in America's public schools, and why parents should be concerned:
    Teaching kids how to consent to sex/"how to" sex workshops.
  • "Fake Abstinence"abstinence until your next steady boy/girlfriend.
  • School systems are devoting significant classroom time to these programs70 classroom hours per child in some caseseven while American public schools are failing to fulfill their core mission.

Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice Organizations Issue Call to Action for Sex Education

Friday, May 8, 2020 - 1:00pm

May 11-15: Engaging young people directly: A focus on youth, including providing digital sex education resources for young people and lifting up youth voices in advocating for sex education.

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  • May 11-15: Engaging young people directly: A focus on youth, including providing digital sex education resources for young people and lifting up youth voices in advocating for sex education.
  • May 26-30: Policy priorities and demands for sex education: Engaging policymakers on how federal funding and policies supporting sex education and sexual health services can help young people, including a call to action for federal, state, and local legislators.
  • Young people need and deserve quality sex education and sexual health care all year round, no matter what.
  • We can't let sex education fall through the cracks as social distancing continues," said Debra Hauser, President, Advocates for Youth.

Law Firm of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard Files a Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Against the Tamalpais Union High School District

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 4:13pm

The law firm of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard is announcing the filing of a sexual abuse lawsuit against the Tamalpais Union High School District.

Key Points: 
  • The law firm of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard is announcing the filing of a sexual abuse lawsuit against the Tamalpais Union High School District.
  • According to the lawsuit, in November of 2002, the Mill Valley Police Department notified the school district of sexual misconduct by Burgos.
  • The school district, according to the lawsuit, found that his behavior was careless, highly inappropriate, and unjustifiable.
  • The district terminated Burgos from his employment with the school district on or around October of 2008 due to his sexual misconduct with several male students.

FeganScott and Lieff Cabraser File Sexual Abuse Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of Student-Athletes Against NCAA and Former Track Coach John Rembao

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 4:55pm

The complaint alleges that the NCAA put student-athletes at all NCAA member schools in harms way by failing to prohibit sexual abuse, sexual harassment, or sexual contact between coaches and student-athletes, and by permitting coaches accused of sexual abuse to move unfettered between NCAA schools.

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  • The complaint alleges that the NCAA put student-athletes at all NCAA member schools in harms way by failing to prohibit sexual abuse, sexual harassment, or sexual contact between coaches and student-athletes, and by permitting coaches accused of sexual abuse to move unfettered between NCAA schools.
  • Coach Rembaos pattern of predatory behavior is just one example of a long line of coaches who have sexually abused athletes.
  • In fact, given the lack of NCAA rules mandating reporting, Coach Rembao was permitted to move between NCAA schools and continue the harassment of his victims.
  • The lawsuit alleges that the NCAAs failure to prohibit sexual abuse contributed to threatening environments at member institutions.

Texas' Top Teen Pregnancy Prevention Organizations Announce "Texas Is Ready" Campaign To Improve Sex Education Standards

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 3:00pm

DALLAS, March 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Today, three Texas non-profit organizations -- North Texas Alliance to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy in Teens (Ntarupt) , Healthy Futures of Texas , and the Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy announce thelaunch of a statewide campaign to improve sex education curriculum standards.

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  • DALLAS, March 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Today, three Texas non-profit organizations -- North Texas Alliance to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy in Teens (Ntarupt) , Healthy Futures of Texas , and the Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy announce thelaunch of a statewide campaign to improve sex education curriculum standards.
  • The campaign offers a new online resource page at www.texasisready.org with downloadable materials and ways to contact your elected officials.
  • "The Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, the North Texas Alliance to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy in Teens (Ntarupt), and Healthy Futures of Texas are collaborating to improve sex education curriculum standards for Texas youth," said Terry Greenberg, CEO of Ntarupt.
  • Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy ( www.txcampaign.org ) is a statewide nonpartisan organization working to reduce teen pregnancy through research, advocacy, collaboration and training.

Rosy Raises $1 Million in Seed Funding Round to Improve the Sex Lives of Women

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 4:05pm

DALLAS, Feb. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Rosy , the first evidence-based technology platform providing education and resources for women with low sexual desire, announced it has raised $1 million in a seed round of funding.

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  • DALLAS, Feb. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Rosy , the first evidence-based technology platform providing education and resources for women with low sexual desire, announced it has raised $1 million in a seed round of funding.
  • In 2018, Dr. Harper left her private practice to champion women's sexual education and started working on Rosy.
  • "My goal with Rosy is to use modern technology to make education and resources easily accessible for the millions of women who need it," said Harper.
  • Rosy recently launched a first-of-its-kind community where women can anonymously ask questions about sex, relationships, and everything in between.