What’s Current: #MeToo has outed at least 414 high-profile executives and employees

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  • According to a study, at least 414 high-profile executives and employees in various fields and industries have been outed by the #MeToo Movement in 18 months. TIME reports:

“Among the 414 people accused, 190 were fired or left their jobs. Another 122 have been put on leave, suspended or are facing investigations since December 2016. For about 69 people, there were no repercussions. In recent months, the rate of accusations has been slowing but the percentage of people being fired has increased, Temin said.”

  • At the Aspen Ideas Festival, Lise Eliot, a professor of neuroscience and the author of Pink Brain, Blue Brain, said, “The brain is a unisex organ… There is absolutely no difference between male and female brains.”
  • Australia’s Federal Government will introduce legislation no longer allowing self-represented litigants to cross-examine their victims in cases of domestic violence. Attorney-General Christian Porter said:

“There is no question that ­directly facing a perpetrator or alleged perpetrator of family ­violence compounds the trauma of that violence and can also ­impact on the ability of a victim to give clear evidence in legal proceedings.”

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, I-D, Truthdig, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.

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