New study finds that two thirds of women fear sexual harassment at UK festivals

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A study newly conducted by Durham University determined that more than half of UK women fear sexual harassment and assault at music festivals. 70 percent of women reported concern about sexual assault specifically, while a near even 69 percent said that they were wary of sexual harassment. Another 30 percent indicated that they had been sexually harassed while at a festival, while 10 percent stated that they’d been victims of sexual assault at a UK festival.

A comparative five percent of men indicated that they’d experienced sexual harassment at such an event. One percent answered that they’d been sexually assaulted at a festival. The comparatively lower numbers of men who cited experiences of sexual harassment or assault did not signal diluted concern about the possibility of encountering either; 53 and 56 percent of men cited worry about sexual harassment and assault at festivals, respectively.

The data from Durham University’s law school and sociology department’s joint study reflects a total of 258 responses, two-thirds of which came from women. The majority of study respondents were aged 30 and above.

The study seeks to quantitatively measure the unease that exists in relation to the British festival scene, both with and without specific regard to sexual harassment and assault. Durham University researchers diverted their focus from festival goers’ sexually related attendance anxieties to those encompassing theft and physical violence. 64 percent of participants stated that they feared theft at a festival, while 53 percent attested to physical violence related apprehension.

H/T: Mixmag

Topless Woman Attacks Man That Groped Her At This Music Festival

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Gisbourne, New Zealand – Sexual harassment is no joking matter. During the Rhythm and Vines music festival in Gisbourne, New Zealand, some guy decided to run up and grope an unsuspecting female. The 20-year-old woman can be seen quickly turning around to punch the harasser in the face multiple times as well as her friend

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The Association For Electronic Music (AFEM) Launch Sexual Harassment Support Line

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The Association for Electronic Music (AEFM) has launched a new support line for sexual harassment support. The global trade body, which has support from publishers, promoters, labels, managers, and more in the dance music scene, has teamed up with Health Assured on the confidential support line for. “This behavior has become normalized over the years

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IMS Ibiza will examine health, wellness, and sexual harassment for 11th rendition

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The International Music Summit will be returning to the dance music capital of the world, Ibiza, for the eleventh rendition of the three-day educational and motivational thought-leadership forum. Industry leaders and artists from the international electronic music sector, come together every year to throw a spotlight onto the complex challenges and emerging opportunities in today’s ever-evolving industry. This year, IMS Ibiza examines health and wellness for the mind and body, along with alleged sexual harassment within the industry.

The mental well being of DJs, a long ignored problem that is sadly troubling a high proportion of artists, will be one of the health and wellness panels at the event. This frank and open mental health discussion will be hosted by the Association for Electronic Music and will give vital advice on how to stay sane and remain successful. Continuing the focus of wellness into the summit, IMS delegates will benefit from daily yoga and meditation sessions, reminding all of the importance of balance and self care.

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Another section of the event, “Sexual Harassment in DJ Culture,” will discuss how harassment is a real and unwelcome problem. SHE SAID.SO, an influential network of women in the industry, will chair a talk intended to assess the impact of the issue specifically within electronic music. With a goal to detect the root of the causes, the talk will also aim to reduce its existence within the industry with a series of actionable recommendations.

IMS has often been regarded as the premier global platform for business, culture and education within the electronic music industry, so it is encouraging to see the Summit focusing in on issues as pervasive and problematic as wellness and sexual harassment. IMS is set to take place from May 23-25, 2018, and new for 2018 is a three-day Wellness retreat, taking place before the main IMS summit at a soon-to-be-revealed location.

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Björk describes six alleged incidents of sexual harassment following Lars Von Trier’s response

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Danish film director Lars Von Trier has responded to the sexual harassment claims that were alleged by Björk in a Facebook post published on October 15.

“I am inspired by the women everywhere who are speaking up online to tell about my experience with a Danish director” Björk wrote. While the Icelandic singer/songwriter did not name Von Trier in the post, Björk’s account of the alleged sexual harassment indirectly identified Von Trier as the perpetrator, citing the harasser as a film director that she had previously worked with.

Björk has only appeared in one film, Dancer In The Dark, directed by Von Trier.

Von Trier has since answered Björk’s sexual harassment claims, stating, “That is not the case — although we didn’t get along, that’s a fact. On the other hand, she delivered one of the greatest-ever performances in my movies.”

The film’s producer, Peter Aalbaek backed Von Trier’s denial of the sexual harassment allegations, commenting “As far as I remember we were victims. That woman was stronger than both Lars von Trier and me and our company together.” Aalbaek’s remark accords with Björk’s assertion that she was “framed as the difficult one,” during the film’s shoot once she rejected Von Trier’s alleged advances.

Von Trier’s dismissal of Björk’s allegations has since elicited a response from Björk, who published an additional Facebook post detailing six different alleged incidents of sexual harassment said to have occurred while filming Dancer In The Dark. The post elaborates on Björk’s charge that she was portrayed as “the difficult one” by referencing “fabricated stories” that surfaced in the press. Björk points to the story that she supposedly ate a blouse as a form of protest while shooting.

“If being difficult is standing up to being treated like that, I’ll own it,” Björk concludes.

H/T: Mixmag, Resident Advisor

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Alison Wonderland Next In Long List of Sexual Harassment Stories in the Entertainment Industry

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Alex Sholler, aka Alison Wonderland, recently took to twitter to account her unfortunate story of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry. In wake of the recent Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment stories, many powerful social figures and celebrities have taken to various social media platforms to share their stories. In the past week, countless celebrities and non celebrities alike

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Alison Wonderland shares story of sexual harassment

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Over the past few weeks, reports of sexual harassment and sexual assault have made headlines across the country. From accusations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein to accusations against music producer The Gaslamp Killer, women of all backgrounds are coming forward to tell their stories of harassment and assault. Additionally, a social media campaign called “Me Too,” started by actress Alyssa Milano, has been spreading like wildfire, showing the widespread occurrence of such incidents.

In light of recent events, Alison Wonderland took to Twitter to share her personal story with sexual harassment in the workplace. The producer has been a fierce advocate for women’s rights and has previously spoken up about sexism and mental illness, using her platform to reach fans around the world and let them know they’re not alone.

In the following series of tweets, the producer tells the story of how she was sexually harassed by a former boss and how human resources failed to penalize him or investigate the accusation. She finds the man’s wife’s Facebook profile and sends her a message to let her know what happened.

 

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