Category Archives: Women’s Rights

Harvey Weinstein and the 1980s Wandering Hands Era

A Washington Post report by Monica Hesse and Dan Zak alleges systemic sexual assault by movie executive Harvey Weinstein dating back to the 1980s. It reminded me of attitudes towards women that were prevalent when I was working in the media at that time. Certain men I worked with in the BBC in Britain in the early 1980s were known for having what we girls described as “wandering hands syndrome.” Continue reading Harvey Weinstein and the 1980s Wandering Hands Era

Migrants Threaten Women’s Rights in Germany

Women gathering in Cologne’s central square to celebrate the countdown to 2016 got a New Year’s Eve they would never forget. A mob of about 1,000 Muslim men, many of them apparently recent immigrants, descended on the crowd and subjected hundreds of women to theft, molestation and rape. Continue reading Migrants Threaten Women’s Rights in Germany