Shing, a member of the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers, was fired in February after complaining of sexual harassment and racial discrimination by her supervisor.
Concert organizers should get support to evaluate risk factors for sexual violence—things like rigid gender or other stereotypes, tolerance for harassment and violence, misuse of substances, or lack of oversight in high-risk areas like bathrooms, parking lots, or camping areas.
Brown is retiring this year, and the university she leaves is very different from the one of her tenure suit that began more than 30 years ago. But while much has changed, Brown’s story contains a certain timelessness, particularly in the current struggle by women against institutions traditionally dominated by men. Like an Austen novel, Brown’s battle forces a reckoning with the type of sexism society tries to hide from itself. As Brown says, “Making the people who had done this have to defend themselves and be accountable, that was worth it.”
While McGrory’s staff letter noted that he “was not anticipating the situation,” only a crash test dummy hibernating in a bunker underneath the Globe’s hermetic bubble could have missed the warning shots.
"Emerson has an opportunity to lead on issues of gender equity through a good first contract. Unfortunately, the administration is insisting on a compensation plan that still includes merit pay as a significant portion of possible raises, doled out at the discretion of a supervisor."
from the 2017 Boston Women’s March preserved as an online archive
After the 2017 Boston Women’s March, thousands of participants left their protest signs around the iron fence surrounding the Boston Common Central Burying Ground. They were going to be thrown away—until three local teachers came along.