STATEN ISLAND, N.Y – In 2019, women across generations are taking a stand against sexual harassment and assault. #MeToo, Times UP, and Hollaback! are prime examples of movements that are bringing these issues to light.While foundations such as those are propelling progress forward, society still has a long way to go when it comes to different forms of harassment. Street harassment, which is more commonly known as “catcalling,” usually entails a loud whistle or comment of a sexual nature made by a man or group of men to a passing woman. In some cases, catcalling involves honking car horns at passing women, flashing vulgar gestures, self exposure to a woman, and even inappropriate grabbing.Women on Staten Island aren’t immune to it.Women recently questioned at the Staten Island Ferry shared their experiences with catcalling.“Just walking to school or to the store, some guys try to talk to me, like, ‘Oh, how old are you? What’s your name? You look … [Read more...] about Catcalling: Why men do it and what women should do about it
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The pang of loneliness is far higher than even the gloomiest of previous estimates. Three-fourths of Americans experience moderate to high levels of loneliness, said a study from the University of California, San Diego. Previous studies found loneliness rates of 17 to 57 percent. Men and women were equally affected. While the numbers show a larger percentage of the population experiences loneliness, the study is the first to provide clues as to how people might be able to master loneliness, by developing a better understanding of others, and of themselves. Loneliness is distress caused by a lack of satisfactory relationships, not being alone, said study leader Dilip Jeste. A hermit may not feel lonely. Conversely, you can be lonely even when surrounded by people. “You may be going through the motions, but you really don’t feel connected to any of them,” Jeste said. “You don’t feel you are a part of a group of friends, and not feeling close to … [Read more...] about More Americans feel lonely, but here’s what you can do about it
As we continue putting together the pieces of the 2016 Trump campaign’s cooperation with the Russian government, a pair of new reports produced for the Senate Intelligence Committee is making clear just how intense the Russian government’s effort on Donald Trump’s behalf was. In fact, it’s long past time when we stop talking about Russian “meddling” or even a Russian “attack” on our election, not because those characterizations are inaccurate but because they obscure the broader truth. So let’s stop beating around the bush. The Russian government tried to get Trump elected, and Trump, his campaign, his close associates, and even members of his family tried to help them. For all practical purposes, Russia was part of the Trump campaign. That is no longer in doubt. All we’re doing now is filling in the details. But those details are appalling. Let’s begin with the first report, created by Oxford University’s … [Read more...] about Yes, there was “collusion.” Now what should we do about it?
Tresa Baldas Detroit Free Press Published 7:18 PM EST Nov 7, 2018 One overcame being snubbed by her own party for voting her conscience. The other beat out a male incumbent. One is a Republican nominee, the other a Democrat. But together, Elizabeth Clement and Megan Cavanagh rode the pink wave in winning the two open seats on the Michigan Supreme Court, which will now have three women and four men deciding cases that affect millions of Michiganders. With 96 percent counted, Clement, an incumbent Republican who was ostracized by the GOP for her votes on gerrymandering and guns, won 29.9 percent of the vote with 1,839,499. Cavanagh, a veteran appellate lawyer and Democratic-nominee, came in second with 25.3 percent of the vote, or 1,552,608. She edged out incumbent Justice Kurtis Wilder by one percentage point, beating him by more than 62,000 votes. "It's a good day to be a mom, a good day to be a citizen in Michigan," Cavanagh told the … [Read more...] about Women with both Michigan Supreme Court seats: ‘Look at what women can do’
When it comes to Jamal Khashoggi, The Washington Post columnist who has been missing since entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week, we remain in the allegation-and-denial phase. The Turkish police allege murder, and the Saudi government denies foul play. As we wait for more information, it’s best to prepare for the worst. The Turkish government has provided specifics and evidence — such as video of Khashoggi entering the consulate and the names of 15 Saudi agents that it says flew to Istanbul in pursuit of him. The Saudis have issued blanket denials. And even though the Turks have done the same kind of thing, it also fits a pattern for the Saudis under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. For more than a year, he has been purging his critics. Wealthy members of the royal family have had their assets confiscated. Others have died in mysterious helicopter crashes. As Reporters Without Borders has documented, at least 15 Saudi journalists and bloggers have been … [Read more...] about What Trump can do about Saudi Arabia