Mira Sorvino On #MeToo: ‘It’s Time For Action’

Mira Sorvino On #MeToo: ‘It’s Time For Action’

“Naming and shaming have their place,” says Oscar winner Mira Sorvino, but she wants policy change too.

Thrilled to share my conversation with actor Mira Sorvin and attorney Noreen Farrell about the #TakeTheLead campaign and toughest suite of anti-sexual harassment legislation in the country.

I was impressed by Sorvino's policy acumen and insights into the #MeToo and Time's Up moment and am tremendously inspired by Farrell's decades of advocacy on these issues. Definitely a fun one to write.

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Meika Hollender Is Starting A Vagina Revolution - Want In?

Meika Hollender Is Starting A Vagina Revolution - Want In?

Meika Hollender is fond of saying that she co-founded her sexual wellness company because, “...like most young women, I always dreamed of starting a vagina-friendly condom company with my dad. No? Just me?”

I sat down with Hollender to hear more about her inspiration for her new book, the term “orgasm equality”, and how Donald Trump’s election is making people more sex-positive.

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Life After Accusing A Powerful Man Of Harassment

Life After Accusing A Powerful Man Of Harassment

Following #metoo, there's far more pressure on women to be vocal about their experiences of harassment. The repercussions for women who do come forward is a topic that's largely been missing from the conversation.

Three women share their stories of what life is like after making those accusations public.

Following #metoo, there's far more pressure on women to be vocal about their experiences of harassment. The repercussions for women who do come forward is a topic that's largely been missing from the conversation.

Three women share their stories of what life is like after making those accusations public.

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What ‘Stranger Things’ And ‘SNL’ Can Teach Us About Sexual Harassment

What ‘Stranger Things’ And ‘SNL’ Can Teach Us About Sexual Harassment

On a recent episode of Saturday Night Live, Colin Jost captured my feelings surrounding sexual harassment rather perfectly, saying, “Well, it’s a good weekend to stay inside, since it’s 20 degrees out and everyone you’ve ever heard of is a sex monster.” 

There’s a not-so-small part of me that would love nothing more than to “stay inside” and ignore it all. Even as someone whose business focuses on gender dynamics in the workplace and who also happens to moonlight as a sex educator, the culture of sexual harassment often feels intractable and overwhelming. 

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