Statehouse Sexual Harassment
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Legislator Who Stood Up to Sexism in ’73 Sees Some Progress
November 7, 2017
Even as sexual harassment allegations explode in statehouses around the country, Senfronia Thompson, now 78, says that in Austin’s pink granite Capitol, she doesn’t see male lawmakers and lobbyists harass women like they did 44 years ago.
Sexual Harassment Training Lacking in Many Statehouses
November 15, 2017
In most of the state capitols recently roiled by allegations of sexual assault or harassment, lawmakers have not been receiving regular anti-harassment training.
Statehouse Sexual Harassment Tally: At Least 18 Lawmakers Gone or Punished
December 26, 2017
The movement that has empowered women across the country to levy sexual assault and harassment allegations against powerful men continues to snowball, causing an uprising in many industries, including state politics.
Taxpayers Don’t Want to Pay for Lawmakers’ Sexual Misdeeds, But Alternatives Pose Problems
February 8, 2018
Holding individual lawmakers, and not the government, responsible for sexual harassment might lessen the incentive for legislatures to train and police their own.
Why Statehouse Interns Are Especially Vulnerable to Sexual Harassment
February 21, 2018
The federal Civil Rights Act doesn’t protect unpaid interns from sexual harassment if they aren’t employees. As accusations pile up, lawmakers are searching for ways to keep their most vulnerable workers safe.
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