Tag: #metoo

Chinese Screenwriter Vows to Seek Retrial After Losing Harassment Case

BEIJING—A Chinese woman who accused a well-known host on state broadcaster CCTV of sexual harassment said on Thursday she would seek a retrial, a day after having her case rejected at the appeal stage by a Beijing court. Beijing-based screenwriter Zhou Xiaoxuan, 29, accused one of CCTV’s premier entertainment show hosts, Zhu Jun, of groping…


Senate Passes ‘#MeToo’ Sexual Assault Arbitration Bill, Sending It To Biden

The Senate on Thursday passed the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act, which has been colloquially dubbed the “#MeToo” bill, and has sent it to President Joe Biden’s desk for signature. The bill would make significant changes to arbitration for victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment in the workplace, which proponents…


Australian Defence Minister Calls on Celebrities, #MeToo to Speak up for Chinese Tennis Star

Australian Defence Minister Peter Dutton has called on celebrities and advocates of the #MeToo movement to speak up for Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai, who accused Beijing’s ex-vice premier of sexual assault in November. “I don’t understand how, in the year 2021, in the #MeToo age, we can have an international female tennis star who…


China’s #MeToo Victims Face Abuse, Payback for Going Public

TAIPEI, Taiwan—Human resources and upper management wouldn’t deal with her accusation of sexual assault, a former employee of Alibaba said. So she went into the busy cafeteria at the Chinese e-commerce giant’s headquarters and screamed out her plight. Now she’s facing online harassment, accusations of lying from the wives of the two men she accused,…


WTA Calls for Investigation Into #MeToo Allegation by Chinese Tennis Star

The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) issued a statement on Sunday calling for a “full, fair, and transparent investigation” into sexual assault allegations made by Chinese tennis star, Peng Shuai, against China’s former vice premier. WTA Chairman & CEO Steve Simon said in the statement, “Peng Shuai, and all women, deserve to be heard, not censored. Her…


The Dangers of Being a Catholic in Australia

Commentary As Christmas is fast approaching, it is a time for Christians, especially Catholics, to reflect on a turbulent year. Those who are even remotely interested in spiritual matters know that Christianity, especially Catholicism, is threatened. The threat is, at least partially, a consequence of the powerlessness of the Catholic Church and its leaders to…


The Dangers of Being Catholic in Australia

Commentary As Christmas is fast approaching, it is a time for Christians, especially Catholics, to reflect on a turbulent year. Those who are even remotely interested in spiritual matters know that Christianity, especially Catholicism, is threatened. The threat is, at least partially, a consequence of the powerlessness of the Catholic Church and its leaders to…


Chinese Police Detain Two in Alibaba Sexual Assault Case

TAIPEI, Taiwan—Two men were detained Saturday on suspicion of sexual assault in a case that shook Alibaba Group, the world’s biggest e-commerce company, Chinese police announced. The men, identified by the surnames Wang and Zhang, were suspected of the crime of “forcible molestation,” police in the eastern city of Jinan said in a statement. It…


The ‘I Hear, I Listen, I Believe’ Mantra

Commentary The #MeToo Movement has facilitated the uncritical acceptance of the “I hear, I listen, I believe” mantra, which implies that those claiming to be victims of sexual abuse, must necessarily be believed regardless of the implausibility of their allegations. Although such allegations may prove to be true, there is a possibility that they could…


The Era of Digital Stonings—Alec Klein on the Dark Side of #MeToo and Cancel Culture [Coming 05/06 6PM ET]

The #MeToo movement exposed long-hidden abuses by powerful individuals in Hollywood and beyond, and brought sexual violence to the forefront of national discussion. But there was also another side of #MeToo, a movement that, at its height, encouraged people to “believe all women”—regardless of the merits of their accusations. Among the accused in the #MeToo…