Brett Ratner at a panel discussion for the Tribeca Film Festival. Photo credit: David Shankbone.
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Six women have accused Brett Ratner of sexual harassment. He has denied the allegations. Since claims came out less than a month ago against Harvey Weinstein, more new names have made headlines -- from Hollywood, journalism, science, government, and other industries.
As more women feel empowered to come forward with their stories of experiencing sexual assault and harassment, workplaces are having to reassess how they handle these claims. We look at where the lines are, legally and otherwise.
Open enrollment for Obamacare kicks off today. The Trump administration has cut the sign-up period in nearly in half. They’re closing the main website, healthcare.gov, for 12 hours on most Sundays during that period. They’ve gutted the budget for advertisement and outreach. And they’ve ended some subsidies that help low income individuals afford the plans.
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Why 'Alias Grace' is relevant in Weinstein era The new Netflix series “Alias Grace,” based on a book by Margaret Atwood, tells the true story of a Victorian-era servant who was convicted of killing her employer and his housekeeper when she was 16. The show is more of a window into the ways women have been oppressed and have had to navigate a male-dominated world.
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