The shortlist has been announced, the venue is booked and we are only a few days away until the winner will be revealed. Bridget Lawless, founder of the Staunch Book Prize, sat down with the Voice of London and gave a 360 overview on the latest award that rejects violence against women. Here you will not read about any woman beaten up, murdered nor abused. Listen to the interview to know how Bridget Lawless planned to challenge authors in 2018. Out of frustration with the numerous books, films and TV programs awarded for their spine-chilling plots feasting on the serious issue of violence against women, the screenwriter and author Bridget Lawless designed the Staunch Book Prize. She wanted to keep the conversation going in the spirit of the #Metoo movement, first sta...
Words: Leanne Hall | Subbed: Michael Ward Gossip Girl star, Ed Westwick has been accused of raping fellow actor, Kristina Cohen. The allegations surfaced today when Cohen penned a post on Facebook about the alleged incident. In the statement, Cohen claims “I fought him off as hard as I could but he grabbed my face in his hands, shaking me, telling me he wanted to fuck me. I was paralysed, terrified. I couldn’t speak, I could no longer move. He held me down and raped me.” Following the accusations, Ed Westwick sent out a message publicly denying the claims. https://twitter.com/EdWestwick/status/927940546382913536 People on Twitter have rushed to call out Ed Westwick due to the allegations, even his old colleagues. https://twitter.com/fizfizzfi
Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp was one of the first men to join the #MeToo movement. Here is why we need more men to speak out about sexual harassment and rape. When he was 21, Joe (name changed) met a guy on a night out in Brixton and decided to invite him back to his house. The next thing he remembers is waking up on his bed; naked, in pain and robbed of all his belongings. He later learns that he was drugged with GHB, London’s most common ‘date rape’ drug. But it took him more than two years to tell his friends “all of the truth” about what had happened, or may have happened, that night. “It was hard to get my own head around my feelings. I think that’s why I couldn’t come forward and speak out right away. I felt so used.” It’s that feeling of shame, the fear that people might
No matter what social media platform you are scrolling through, the #MeToo campaign, following emerging allegations about Harvey Weinstein, continues to reveal the terrifying magnitude of sexual harassment. And like all good campaigns, it has evolved into other hashtags and movements. France is having its own #MeToo movement. Just as women around the world have taken to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #MeToo to share their own stories about harassment, women in France are speaking out too. French women have swamped the internet, tweeting with the hashtag #BalanceTonPorc — “expose your pig” —with hundreds of stories of aggression, assault, and harassment. French journalist Sandra Muller, started the campaign with a tweet #BalanceTonPorc, in which she shared her own