Sexual Harassment

James Landau's picture

In the past few months, there have been a multitude of sexual harassment cases. Many are familiar with cases like that of Bill Cosby's. Star of the famous "Cosby Show," Cosby was a hero to many as he donated money to his hometown and was the mentor of countless people in his industry. in 2000, a woman told her story of Cosby groping her, which led to many more telling their stories; here, 35 women then told their stories side by side to New York Magazine.

Sexual Harassment Training

Brian Hampton's picture

Recently, the US congress has released a mandatory sexual harassment training program for all members. The media has reported a ton of Hollywood related sexual misconduct events, however it is not as widely understood that sexual misconduct has been common in politics for years. An article on Business Insider explains that, "Many women in Washington say sexual harassment has been rampant in politics for years. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) told NBC that she avoided the elevator when she was an intern on the Hill because she didn't want to get assaulted.

CSG at the University of Michigan

Elizabeth Stone's picture

This morning the decision was made to pass the divestment resolution in a 23-17 (5 abstaining) vote. The vote was casted by the Central Student Government at the University of Michigan. The resolution means that the University will divest from companies who do business with Israel. This was passed in an effort "on the behalf of Palestinians and in fear of human rights violations against them." https://www.michigandaily.com/section/student-government/central-student-government-debates-divestment-mlb

As everyone has seen in the...

Edward Cohen's picture
As everyone has seen in the news, women are speaking out about sexual misconduct and assault, exposing many prominent male figures in Hollywood such as Harvey Weinstein and Louis C.K.. As the stories have indicated, a culture of inappropriate sexual behavior has existed for decades in the entertainment industry and now, victims are finally speaking out in an attempt to expose it. It is not only women who are being mistreated, but also often child actors, as in the case of Kevin Spacey. The more stories come out, the more horrified people become.

Abortion in Michigan

Mackenzie Gajda's picture

Recently, the House of Representatives of Michigan approved HB4500 and there has been some backlash. Planned Parenthood claims the bill is simply a leeway into making abortion illegal in Michigan. In short, HB4500 considers embryos and fetuses people during crimes where several individuals are put in danger or die.

Glass Ceiling problems on Wall Street

Ben Padover's picture

Men and women on Wall Street are sometimes given the same job in the work place but do not receive the same treatment. Men are constantly winning promotions over women and more likely to be put in leadership positions. This has proven to hurt women’s confidence which then makes them less likely candidates to be promoted and receive an executive role. Most women feel that gender plays a role in promotions and go to the deserving employee. Many women believe that their gender will make it harder for them to advance in the future.

Elliot Larsen Act - LGBT Protection

Matthew Mendelsohn's picture

There was recently some conflict in Lansing, Michigan when the Michigan Civil Rights Commission received a request to reinterpret the Elliot Larsen Civil Rights Act. This act prohibits discrimination in hiring and housing based on religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, familial status, or marital status.

Gender diversity: Where the local teams stand.

Jonathan Katz's picture

According to a recent study by the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport, three Michigan-based professional sports teams – the Lions, the Tigers, and the Pistons, rank equally with other teams in their leagues with respect to gender diversity in the administrative offices. The Red Wings have been less successful than their counterparts, despite the fact that the team owner is Marian Illitch, who bought the franchise with her late husband in 1982 and took over the top spot following Mike Illitch’s death earlier this year.

 

Street Harassment

Becca Kingham's picture
Context

Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

How and where did you learn about the issues underlying your proposal?

Catcalling and Street Harassment

Eva Hannibal's picture
Context

Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

How and where did you learn about the issues underlying your proposal?

Sexual Harassment

James Landau's picture

In the past few months, there have been a multitude of sexual harassment cases. Many are familiar with cases like that of Bill Cosby's. Star of the famous "Cosby Show," Cosby was a hero to many as he donated money to his hometown and was the mentor of countless people in his industry. in 2000, a woman told her story of Cosby groping her, which led to many more telling their stories; here, 35 women then told their stories side by side to New York Magazine.

Sexual Harassment Training

Brian Hampton's picture

Recently, the US congress has released a mandatory sexual harassment training program for all members. The media has reported a ton of Hollywood related sexual misconduct events, however it is not as widely understood that sexual misconduct has been common in politics for years. An article on Business Insider explains that, "Many women in Washington say sexual harassment has been rampant in politics for years. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) told NBC that she avoided the elevator when she was an intern on the Hill because she didn't want to get assaulted.

CSG at the University of Michigan

Elizabeth Stone's picture

This morning the decision was made to pass the divestment resolution in a 23-17 (5 abstaining) vote. The vote was casted by the Central Student Government at the University of Michigan. The resolution means that the University will divest from companies who do business with Israel. This was passed in an effort "on the behalf of Palestinians and in fear of human rights violations against them." https://www.michigandaily.com/section/student-government/central-student-government-debates-divestment-mlb

As everyone has seen in the...

Edward Cohen's picture
As everyone has seen in the news, women are speaking out about sexual misconduct and assault, exposing many prominent male figures in Hollywood such as Harvey Weinstein and Louis C.K.. As the stories have indicated, a culture of inappropriate sexual behavior has existed for decades in the entertainment industry and now, victims are finally speaking out in an attempt to expose it. It is not only women who are being mistreated, but also often child actors, as in the case of Kevin Spacey. The more stories come out, the more horrified people become.

Abortion in Michigan

Mackenzie Gajda's picture

Recently, the House of Representatives of Michigan approved HB4500 and there has been some backlash. Planned Parenthood claims the bill is simply a leeway into making abortion illegal in Michigan. In short, HB4500 considers embryos and fetuses people during crimes where several individuals are put in danger or die.

Glass Ceiling problems on Wall Street

Ben Padover's picture

Men and women on Wall Street are sometimes given the same job in the work place but do not receive the same treatment. Men are constantly winning promotions over women and more likely to be put in leadership positions. This has proven to hurt women’s confidence which then makes them less likely candidates to be promoted and receive an executive role. Most women feel that gender plays a role in promotions and go to the deserving employee. Many women believe that their gender will make it harder for them to advance in the future.

Elliot Larsen Act - LGBT Protection

Matthew Mendelsohn's picture

There was recently some conflict in Lansing, Michigan when the Michigan Civil Rights Commission received a request to reinterpret the Elliot Larsen Civil Rights Act. This act prohibits discrimination in hiring and housing based on religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, familial status, or marital status.

Gender diversity: Where the local teams stand.

Jonathan Katz's picture

According to a recent study by the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport, three Michigan-based professional sports teams – the Lions, the Tigers, and the Pistons, rank equally with other teams in their leagues with respect to gender diversity in the administrative offices. The Red Wings have been less successful than their counterparts, despite the fact that the team owner is Marian Illitch, who bought the franchise with her late husband in 1982 and took over the top spot following Mike Illitch’s death earlier this year.

 

Transgender Soldiers

Ben Heller's picture

President Trump has been has been very vocal about his views on Transgender individuals joining the United States military. At the end of August, Trump signed a directive banning transgender military recruits. This directive also included banning the Department of Defense from providing medical services to transgender people that are already in the military. During his campaign, Trump vowed that he would treat all Americans equally. However, he is now banning them from joining the US military because he claims it poses a threat to our national security.

What do Non-Binary People Want

Madeleine Pritts's picture

https://jgrj.law.uiowa.edu/article/what-do-non-binary-people-want

Imagine that you are the only person of your gender in your life. Each day you only interact with the other gender- you’re the only one like you. The media is completely filled with others, every article talking about something you don’t identify with. Everyday you wake, knowing you’ll never meet another like you.

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Street Harassment

Becca Kingham's picture
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Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

How and where did you learn about the issues underlying your proposal?

Catcalling and Street Harassment

Eva Hannibal's picture
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Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

How and where did you learn about the issues underlying your proposal?

Non-Binary Acceptance; Just my Media Artifact For Now

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