Sexual Harassment

No miniskirts on buses, Beijing police tell women to avoid harassment

A woman walks past an entrance to a subway station in Beijing. Photo: Reuters

Police in the Chinese capital have warned women not to wear miniskirts, hot pants or other skimpy clothing on buses and subways during the hot summer to avoid sexual harassment, Chinese media reported on Wednesday.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Doctor found guilty by Medical Council over sexual remarks

Dr Tsoi Wing-sang appears for a disciplinary inquiry yesterday at the Medical Council in Wong Chuk Hang. Photo: Edward Wong

Dr Tsoi Wing-sang was found guilty by the Medical Council of professional misconduct after a 41-year-old former school teacher, known as Ms A, accused him of sexually harassing her.

3 Jun 2013 - 7:56am 1 comment

Shenzhen 'official' in sexual harassment case reaches settlement with Taiwan waiter

The exterior of the Grand Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan. Photo: SCMP

The accused man, identified by Taiwanese media as Li Pingshan, deputy secretary for Guangdong city’s Longgang district, was said to have molested a male waiter at a Taipei hotel.

22 May 2013 - 5:14pm

South Korean president's aide fired for 'sexual harassment'

Former presidential spokesman Yoon Chang-jung is rumoured to have molested an embassy intern in Washington. Photo: Reuters

South Korean President Park Geun-hye fired her spokesman midway through a summit trip to the United States, Yonhap news agency reported yesterday. Yonhap cited rumours that Yoon Chang-jung - a former political columnist - had sexually harassed a South Korean woman in her early 20s who was temporarily hired by the South Korean embassy in Washington to help with duties related to the president's visit.

11 May 2013 - 1:38am

Air Force officer who led sex assault unit charged with groping

Lieutenant-Colonel Jeffrey Krusinski. Photo: Reuters

An Air Force officer who led the branch’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response unit has been charged with groping a woman in a northern Virginia parking lot, authorities said on Monday.

7 May 2013 - 12:43pm

Hong Kong's schools unaware of how to deal with sexual harassment

Professional Teachers' Union president Fung Wai-wah. Photo: Edward Wong

From telling offensive, sexrelated jokes to offering privileges in exchange for unethical deeds, schools were no different from commercial entities in terms of the problem's prevalence, commission policy and research committee convenor Tse said.

26 Apr 2013 - 5:16am

We must break the culture of silence over sex crimes

We must break the culture of silence over sex crimes

I became interested in sex crime in Hong Kong several months ago when a friend mentioned that it was often not officially documented here because of a desire to keep crime statistics low. Hong Kong values its appearance as a clean, crime-free, safe city, open for international investment and travel. To portray it as otherwise could mean a drop in business and tourism revenue.

25 Apr 2013 - 3:03am 2 comments

University to probe sex claims against professor

University to probe sex claims against professor

Claims of plagiarism and sexual harassment against a professor at a Zhuhai-based college jointly run by Baptist University and Beijing Normal University have sparked an investigation by the college.

16 Apr 2013 - 4:38am

'Hot yoga' founder Bikram Choudhury accused of harassment

Bikram Choudhury in Hong Kong

The 67-year-old founder of the international Bikram yoga studio is alleged to have pursued protégé Sarah Baughn, 29, for years, claiming they were connected in a past life and his wife didn't understand him. Eventually his pursuit turned physical, she claims.

23 Mar 2013 - 4:01am

Indian sexual harassment film puts Bollywood in the spotlight

Director Sudhir Mishra (right) and Inkaar cast. Photo: AFP

A new Indian film looks at the sensitive topic of sexual harassment in the workplace at a time when Bollywood has come under fire for its portrayal of women, after a fatal gang-rape shocked the nation.

21 Jan 2013 - 4:34am

Letters to the Editor, January 8, 2013

Bluefin tuna after being sold to a Tokyo sushi chain. Photo: EPA

Drying fins is sensible use of available space

I do not accept the claim that rooftop drying of shark fins or any other animal or plant product is a “dirty trade” (“Shark fin blanketing roof proves dirty trade thrives”, January 4).

8 Jan 2013 - 2:58am 12 comments

Employers can fire workers they find too sexy, Iowa court rules

The Iowa Supreme Court ruled on Friday that employers in the state can legally fire workers they find too attractive.

In a unanimous decision, the court held that a dentist did not violate the state’s civil rights act when he terminated a female dental assistant whom his wife considered a threat to their marriage.

22 Dec 2012 - 10:42am

Briefs, December 21, 2012

Manmohan Singh at the summit in New Delhi. Photo: EPA

The Philippine government and communist rebels have extended a truce to help restart peace talks. The New People's Army has been ordered to stop attacks on military and police forces. The ceasefire agreement was reached after a meeting of negotiators in Holland, where rebel leaders live in exile. 

21 Dec 2012 - 3:28am

Letters to the Editor, December 4, 2012

MTR needs to have more CCTV cameras. Photo: Sam Tsang

A full-page advert from the manufacturers of formula milk states we should "Help Mothers Make the Right Choice" (November 23) by allowing formula companies to continue promoting their products in Hong Kong.

5 Dec 2012 - 3:10am 2 comments

SlutWalk protests need to consider common sense

Participants of SlutWalk 2012 march from Causeway Bay to Chater Garden in Central to demonstrate against those who explain or excuse sex crimes by referring to a woman's appearance. Photo: Nora Tam

"SlutWalk" is a contentious name for a campaign, but it is provocative for good reason: what a woman wears, where she goes and how she behaves is never justification for rape or sexual harassment.

29 Nov 2012 - 3:14am 3 comments