Six More Women Say They Were Sexually Harassed By Roger Ailes: Gothamist

Following Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson’s allegations from earlier this week that she’d been fired from the station after rebuffing sexual advances from CEO Roger Ailes, at least a dozen more women have contacted Carlson’s attorney claiming they too were harassed by Ailes. Six of these women shared their stories with NY Mag, and they are harrowing indeed: one woman even says Ailes once pulled out his genitals, which were “red like raw hamburger,” and asked her to kiss them when she was only 16 years old.NY Mag interviewed Kellie Boyle, a former Republican National Committee field adviser; Marsha Callahan, a former model; and four women who wished to remain anonymous, all of whom say they were harassed by Ailes while trying to get a job from him. Boyle told the publication that Ailes blacklisted her when she was supposed to sign a major contract with the National Republican Congressional Committee in 1989. “[H]e said, ‘You know if you want to play with the big boys, you have to lay with the big boys,'” she said. “[H]e said, ‘Well you might have to give a blowjob every once in a while.’”

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After ‘Brexit’ Vote, Immigrants Feel a Town Turn Against Them – The New York Times

“Something is broken in this town,” said Paul Gleeson, a Labour Party councilor in Boston, where 76 percent of voters supported leaving the European Union, the highest pro-“Brexit” proportion in the country. “This veneer of propriety has suddenly disappeared.’’In this new environment, some immigrants say they have stopped speaking their native tongue in public. Nervous mothers say they worry about their children being bullied at school. Young immigrants say they fear discrimination over jobs and university admissions.Gregory Pacho, who is Polish-Italian, runs a thriving taxi company. For the first time in the 16 years he has lived in Boston, he said, he has given serious thought to moving out, prompted by a leaflet on his car’s windshield that read, “Did you pack your bags yet?”Some of his English clients, with whom he joked over the years, no longer talk to him. “In one week, you experience that some people you’ve known for three years change their attitudes 180 degrees,” he said.PhotoPolish and Chinese shops sharing a neighborhood in Boston, where 76 percent of voters supported leaving the European Union. Credit Andrew Testa for The New York TimesMagdalena Korzeb, 34, said she had long considered herself half-Bostonian, having worked, paid taxes and lived here for 11 years with her husband and 5-year-old daughter. Not anymore.Continue reading the main storyADVERTISEMENT‘Brexit’: Britain’s Decision to Leave the E.U.Updates on Britain’s exit from the European Union.Obama Tells NATO That ‘Europe Can Count On’ the U.S.JUL 9Why the E.U. Had It ComingJUL 9Contest for British Premier Flares Over Claims on MotherhoodJUL 9NATO Unity, Tested by Russia, Shows Some CracksJUL 8New British Premier Will Be: A WomanJUL 8See More »RELATED COVERAGEIN DEBTEconomic Uncertainty Remains Even After ‘Brexit’ JULY 8, 2016‘Brexit’: Explaining Britain’s Vote on European Union Membership APRIL 5, 2016Overwhelmed by ‘Brexit’? Here Are the Basics JUNE 24, 2016“I feel used. Eleven years wasted. Eleven years ago, they were so happy to invite us here,” she said at the Delight Pub, a Polish bar that she owns on West Street. (English locals call it “East Street” because of the number of Eastern European shops.) “I could now close my shop, pack my bags and say, ‘Bye-bye.’”

Source: After ‘Brexit’ Vote, Immigrants Feel a Town Turn Against Them – The New York Times

#In the Shadows of Men

Nadia Issam Harhash

How many times did I feel the ravages of divorce and its painful flaming burns? How often have I thought that marriage under the shadow of one man is more merciful? And yet, inhaling the air of freedom is different. Feeling that I’d been freed from the prison I used to share with him was, by itself, an achievement. I was breathing again. All I wanted was to take a fresh breath. I needed that sigh of relief. The divorce made me see houses through its windows. Peering into homes from the outside revealed something different about the people inside—how we live inside our homes in double standards and lies.

What I have seen of the man’s world makes me feel as though the tragedy of my marriage was nothing but normal. I came to realize that betrayal may be a fundamental part of society. I will not place the…

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