sexual harassment

X-Men Film Director Bryan Singer Accused of Sexual Abuse
X-Men Film Director Bryan Singer Accused of Sexual Abuse
The director of Superman Returns and three X-Men films including the forthcoming Days of Future Past, Bryan Singer has been accused of sexually abusing a 17-year-old male in 1999. In a lawsuit filed in civil court in Hawaii on Wednesday, plaintiff Michael F. Egan III alleged that Singer "manipulated his power, wealth, and position in the entertainment industry to sexually abuse and exploit th
Fake Geek Guys: A Message to Men About Sexual Harassment
Fake Geek Guys: A Message to Men About Sexual Harassment
“I think this woman is wrong about something on the Internet. Clearly my best course of action is to threaten her with rape.” That’s crazy talk, right? So why does it happen all the time? Honest question, dudes. That women are harassed online is not news. That women in comics and the broader fandom cultures are harassed online is not news. That these women are routinely transmitted anonymous messages describing graphic sexual violence perpetrated upon them for transgressions as grave as not liking a thing… that is actually news to me, and it’s probably news to a lot of you guys reading this. So what can we do about it?
Oni Releases Anti-Harassment Comic Convention Penalty Cards
Oni Releases Anti-Harassment Comic Convention Penalty Cards
Comic conventions are often fun places where people can come together and celebrate their shared interests, but unfortunately things can turn sour when someone's behavior simply goes too far and harassment rears its ugly head. The creative minds at Oni Press have stepped in to help. Taking a page from the yellow and red cards soccer referees pull out when players violate the rules, Oni has release
Sexual Harassment in Comics: The Tipping Point
Sexual Harassment in Comics: The Tipping Point
Last week, when artist Tess Fowler got on Twitter and breathed white-hot fury about sexual harassment in the comics industry, the thing that struck me most wasn't her anger; the real shock, given the scope of the problem and the lack of consequences, should be that more women aren't that publicly furious more of the time. Of course, there are many, many reasons not to speak up. If you're a comics
Comics Alliance Presents 'Kate or Die' in 'Say Something'
Comics Alliance Presents 'Kate or Die' in 'Say Something'
Welcome to the latest episode of ComicsAlliance Presents "Kate or Die," a series of exclusive comic strips created by one of our longtime favorite webcomics cartoonists, Kate Leth! In this episode, Kate takes on the subject of sexual harassment in the comic book industry and the culture of silence that often surrounds it, a topic that's been brought to the forefront as a consequence of r
Brian Wood Releases Statement About Accusations of Sexual Harassment
Brian Wood Releases Statement About Accusations of Sexual Harassment
A couple of weeks ago cartoonist Tess Fowler tweeted that she had been sexually harassed at a comic convention by a well-known comics writer some years earlier. At that time, she did not name the other party. ComicsAlliance's Matt D. Wilson was among those to write about Fowler's widely reported commentary as part of a vital discussion about the culture of misogyny and sexual harassment that perva
Archie Employees File $32.5 Million Lawsuit Against Co-CEO
Archie Employees File $32.5 Million Lawsuit Against Co-CEO
The last few years have seen a contentious legal battle take place between Archie Comics and embattled Archie co-CEO Nancy Silberkleit. And in the latest development, six employees -- including Archie Comics Editor-in-Chief Victor Gorelick -- have filed a $32.5 million lawsuit against Silberkleit, accusing her of "destructive, dangerous and at times deranged behavior."