Sex in society

FILE - In this June 14, 2018, file photo, Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins, of San Diego, addresses members of the Senate in Sacramento, Calif. On Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, the California Legislature is opening an independent office to handle investigations of alleged workplace misconduct, including sexual harassment or discrimination. "Our goals are clear: we need to protect victims and witnesses, hold perpetrators accountable, and restore employee and public confidence," said Atkins. But she added: "I realize we cannot be satisfied with our progress, because this step alone will not change the culture of this building." (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
February 02, 2019 - 2:10 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In the first week of 2019, an investigation by Oregon's labor agency deemed the state Capitol to be a hostile workplace because of an unchecked pattern of sexual harassment among lawmakers. A few days later, two Washington state lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct...
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Ahn Hee-jung, center, a former governor of South Chungcheong province, arrives at the Seoul High Court in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. A South Korean appeals court has sentenced Ahn to 3½ years in prison on charges of sexually abusing his secretary, in the highest profile conviction yet from investigations triggered by the country's growing #MeToo movement. (Kim Sun-ung/Newsis via AP)
February 01, 2019 - 3:54 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean appeals court sentenced a former provincial governor to 3½ years in prison on Friday on charges of sexually abusing his secretary, in the highest profile conviction yet from investigations triggered by the country's growing #MeToo movement. A Seoul High...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2011 file photo, chief conductor Charles Dutoit rehearses with the Philadelphia Orchestra in Philadelphia. Dutoit, who has faced multiple accusations of sexual assault, will conduct a concert by the National Orchestra of France on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. It will be his highest profile performance since the allegations were first revealed. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
January 31, 2019 - 8:44 am
PARIS (AP) — A senior French government official is defending France's feminist credentials after the announcement that a renowned conductor accused of sexual assault is taking the stage in Paris. Marlene Schiappa, the secretary of state for women's rights, acknowledged Thursday that sexism is "...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2011 file photo, chief conductor Charles Dutoit rehearses with the Philadelphia Orchestra in Philadelphia. Dutoit, who has faced multiple accusations of sexual assault, will conduct a concert by the National Orchestra of France on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. It will be his highest profile performance since the allegations were first revealed. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
January 30, 2019 - 3:36 pm
PARIS (AP) — Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit, who has faced multiple accusations of sexual assault, will conduct a concert for the National Orchestra of France on Sunday, his highest profile performance since the allegations were first revealed by The Associated Press. The orchestra said in a...
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Participants hold pictures of deceased Kim Bok-dong, one of former South Korean sex slaves who were forced to serve for the Japanese military in World War II, during a weekly rally near the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. Hundreds of South Koreans mourned the death of Kim during the rally demanded reparations from Tokyo over wartime atrocities. The banners read: "We will never forget the life of Kim Bok-dong."(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
January 30, 2019 - 1:37 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean woman who was forced as a girl into a brothel and sexually enslaved by the Japanese military during World War II was mourned Wednesday by hundreds of protesters who demanded reparations from Tokyo over wartime atrocities. Kim Bok-dong had been a vocal leader...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2016 file photo, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks during a news conference in New York. Schneiderman used nearly $340,000 in cash donated to his scuttled re-election campaign to pay the high-powered Manhattan law firm that defended him after he resigned amid allegations that he abused several women, according to newly filed campaign finance records reviewed by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
January 29, 2019 - 6:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman used nearly $340,000 in political campaign funds to pay the law firm that represented him during an investigation of allegations that he physically abused several women, according to campaign finance reports reviewed by The...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, file photo, Harvey Weinstein, center, leaves New York Supreme Court in New York. Weinstein’s lawyers say a New York judge should reject sex trafficking claims in a class-action civil lawsuit against the movie mogul. The lawyers said in papers filed late Monday, Jan. 28, that the law was aimed at stopping sex-trafficking rings or ventures that profit from the illicit sex trade. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 29, 2019 - 1:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's lawyers said the movie mogul is not a sex trafficker, despite claims in a class-action lawsuit. The lawyers in a court filing late Monday urged U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein to toss out civil claims by women that claim Weinstein tried to coerce sex in...
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In this Jan. 14, 2019, photo, Carolyn Surrick poses for a photo on the back porch of her home in Annapolis, Md. Surrick has spoken publicly about being sexually abused by two teachers in the 1970s at Key School and wrote about her experience on social media using the hastag #KeyToo, a reference to the #MeToo movement. The Associated Press doesn’t normally name victims of sex crimes, but Surrick said she wants to be identified. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
January 28, 2019 - 6:41 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A private school in Maryland confirmed Monday that 10 adults in positions of authority engaged in sexual misconduct or inappropriate relationships with students from the 1970s through the early 1990s, and that the school failed to protect students from them. The Key School...
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In this picture taken Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, Pope Francis, flanked by Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti, answers reporters' questions aboard the plane after taking off from Panama City. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, Pool)
January 28, 2019 - 7:08 am
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis has sought to lower expectations from his big sex abuse prevention summit next month. Francis told reporters returning from Panama on Sunday that he wants the Feb. 21-24 meeting to essentially be a catechism class for bishops about sex abuse. He said he...
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Rosanna Arquette, left, and director Ursula Macfarlane pose for a portrait to promote the film "Untouchable" at the Salesforce Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
January 26, 2019 - 2:02 pm
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's name was intrinsically linked to the Sundance Film Festival for years, which makes it somewhat fitting that 14 months after his demise the festival played host the world premiere of a documentary about his rise and fall. "I'm so happy it's at Sundance,"...
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