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‘Gender stereotypes’ & ‘sexual objectification’ banned from Stockholm billboards

Scantily-clad blondes on the streets of Stockholm will soon be a thing of the past after the city council voted to give the advertising regulator sweeping new powers to remove adverts it deems sexist or degrading. The law, which will be enforced from next month, was passed Monday after receiving near-unanimous backing from all parties other than the populist Swedish ...

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Meet Henry, the robot with ‘superhuman’ sexual prowess, hoping to titillate women

Sexbot creators, RealBotix, are hoping to stimulate the female market with its latest offering – a 5’11” male sexbot called Henry, who promises not only ‘superhuman’ sexual performance but also loving companionship. The hunky robot is being developed to apparently give women what they want – and not just in the bedroom. Henry will be programmed to listen to you ...

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France drops plan to set age of sexual consent at 15, triggering outrage & confusion

The government’s decision to back out of plans to set the minimum age of sexual consent at 15 has sparked a massive backlash in France, with critics saying the alternative wording is only adding more confusion. The proposed legislation was introduced, to much fanfare, by Equality Minister Marlene Schiappa in March in the aftermath of a case which saw a ...

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Navy SEAL team leaders suspended over alleged sexual misconduct

Two Navy SEAL leaders, deployed in Africa, have been sent back to the US after allegations of sexual misconduct were made against the officers. The commander and a senior officer of Naval Special Warfare Group TWO are under investigation for allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment, officials said. “A commanding officer and command master chief assigned to an east ...

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Guilty: Bill Cosby convicted of sexual assault

A jury has found actor Bill Cosby guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault over a 2004 incident in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cosby, 80, faces up to 30 years in prison. After deliberating for over 14 hours, the jury decided that Cosby sexually assaulted Andrea Constand without her consent and while she was unconscious and intoxicated. Each count carries a ...

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Sexual harassment at top liberal think tank run by longtime Clinton advisor – report

A leading liberal think tank run by a longtime adviser to former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is facing allegations of serious sexual harassment which went undealt with by management, a new report claims. The Centre for American Progress (CAP), headed by Clinton associate Neera Tanden, has released four policy proposal papers on dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace, but ...

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Russian reporters boycott parliament over sexual harassment scandal

Several Russian media outlets have announced that they are ending cooperation with the lower house of parliament after its ethics commission dismissed sexual harassment accusations by a number of female reporters against an MP. The decision was announced shortly after the State Duma ethics commission refused to take disciplinary measures against Head of the Foreign Affairs Committee Leonid Slutsky. The ...

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‘Sex must be voluntary’: Sweden bolsters rape, sexual abuse laws

Sex without first getting explicit consent is to be criminalized in Sweden. The new bill was sent to lawmakers Tuesday, despite some deeming the law unnecessary. Sweden already has extensive sexual assault laws, but country’s lawmakers want to further cement the need for consent in the hope that the new law will see more sexual assault cases being prosecuted. The ...

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Two PyeongChang Olympians banned for life over sexual assault

Two South Korean male mogul skiers, who competed at last month’s PyeongChang Olympics, have received life bans for the sexual assault of female teammates during the Freestyle Skiing World Cup in Akita, Japan. Choi Jae-woo, 24, and Kim Ji-hyun, 23, have been accused of “physically and sexually abusing female athletes” and will be prohibited from registering as skiers at the ...

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Russian MP apologizes after accusations of sexual harassment

A Russian MP who has been accused by several women of improper behavior has asked forgiveness for hurting their feelings “in some way.” In a short Facebook post on Thursday, as Russia celebrates International Women’s Day, Leonid Slutsky apparently addressed the recent accusations against him. Addressing all women, he said he wanted “to ask forgiveness from those of you whose ...

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