A California prison psychologist has filed a lawsuit against the state alleging she was threatened and demoted after she reported mistreatment of gay and transgender inmates at a correctional facility in Vacaville.

To read full article, visit this Sacramento Bee link.

“I am not over it, and I certainly believe that Roman Polanski should be held accountable for his criminal conduct with Samantha Geimer,” said the woman, 59, who would give only her first name, Robin. She spoke at a news conference at the Los Angeles office of her attorney, Gloria Allred.

To read full article, visit this Los Angeles Times link.

The American workplace is grueling, stressful and surprisingly hostile.

So concludes an in-depth study of 3,066 U.S. workers by the Rand Corp., Harvard Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles. Among the findings:

— Nearly one in five workers — a share the study calls “disturbingly high” — say they face a hostile or threatening environment at work, which can include sexual harassment and bullying. Workers who have to face customers endure a disproportionate share of abuse.

A Denver jury decided on Monday that a country radio DJ did grope Taylor Swift before her concert in 2013, awarding the pop star a symbolic $1 after a week-long trial.

To read full article, visit this Pennlive link.

In the wake of a series of sexual assault allegations, college athletes, coaches and athletics administrators at NCAA member schools must now complete annual sexual violence prevention education.

To read full article, visit this NPR link.

Victims’ rights groups estimate that hundreds of thousands of rape kits remain untested at police departments and crime lab storage facilities nationwide—thus far a partial inventory of California by the End the Backlog Initiative has identified some 9,000 untested kits. But the precise number remains a mystery because most states, including California, don’t inventory rape kits, and rape survivors sometimes struggle to get information about their own cases.

According to a recent study, a majority of female rape survivors who visited the Emergency Clinic for Rape Victims in Stockholm reported they did not fight back. Many also did not yell for help. During the assault they experienced a kind of temporary paralysis called tonic immobility.

An investigation by the USA TODAY Network's Pacific Daily News unearthed allegations of decades of assault, manipulation and intimidation of children reared on this remote, predominantly Catholic U.S. territory.

To read full article, visit this USA Today link.

More than 1,000 people were arrested in a monthlong nationwide sex trafficking initiative -- netting suspects in more than a dozen states, authorities said.

Sheriff Thomas J. Dart, the leader of a police operation known as the National Johns Suppression Initiative, said 37 law enforcement agencies in 17 states identified 81 people in the sex trafficking trade and arrested at least 1,020 suspected solicitors.

For a few years now, Y Combinator has been trying to face the problem of sexual harassment in the VC community head-on. The organization is one of Silicon Valley's most prestigious accelerators, which runs essentially bootcamps for entrepreneurs starting up tech companies. It also introduces entrepreneurs to VCs, or the money men who invest in startups. (And yes, they are mostly men.)


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