Women’s Group Flies Plane Over Netflix HQ to Urge Georgia Production Ban Over Anti-Abortion Law

(Indiewire)

National women’s advocacy group UltraViolet took its Netflix protest to the next level earlier today by flying a plane over the streaming giant’s headquarters in Los Gatos, California in order to urge the company to stop filming in Georgia. UltraViolet has been leading the charge against Netflix in the wake of Georgia’s proposed anti-abortion law, HB 481. The law seeks to ban abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, which is before many women know they’re pregnant. Ultraviolet is calling on Netflix to stop filming in Georgia until the law is vetoed or repealed.

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‘Fox News should fire Tucker Carlson immediately’ for perverted comments on young girls, women’s group demands

(Newsweek)

“Tucker Carlson is a dangerous misogynist. Carlson’s defense of domestic abusers and child rapists, and his perverted comments about young girls, are nothing short of horrifying. Unfortunately, they’re also not surprising,” stated Shaunna Thomas, co-founder of the women’s group UltraViolet. “This report shows exactly who he is and has always been. Fox News should fire Tucker Carlson immediately.”

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Women’s Groups on 2020: How Can We Choose Among Warren, Klobuchar, Harris, Gillibrand and Gabbard?

(The Daily Beast)

But Shaunna Thomas, executive director of women’s rights group UltraViolet, said she would be surprised if many of these organizations endorsed in the primary. UltraViolet did not endorse in 2016, and Thomas said that this year—with so many strong women candidates—there is little incentive for any women’s group to do so.

“There is all the incentive in the world for us to create the conditions for all of these candidates to continue to vie for women as a constituency and to center their needs,” she said. “I’d be shocked if women’s groups jumped in to endorse a bunch of different candidates… if for no other reason than because we need all of them to center women.”

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‘Surviving R. Kelly’ makers, others react to charges

(Washington Post)

“It’s past time for us to listen to and trust Black women and girls and hold those who abuse them accountable.” —Women’s rights organization Ultraviolet, via Twitter.

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R. Kelly Dropped by Sony Music

(Variety)

Sony’s move comes after years of public calls, and even a petition from members of the #MuteRKelly movement, for the company to part ways with Kelly. Those calls intensified in the wake of Lifetime documentary “Surviving R. Kelly,” in which multiple women accuse him of sexual misconduct. In recent weeks a plane commissioned by the women’s organization UltraViolet and carrying a sign reading “RCA/Sony: Drop Sexual Predator R. Kelly” flew over Sony Music’s Los Angeles offices and a protest was staged outside of Sony’s New York headquarters. 

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Protestors Demand RCA Drop R. Kelly at New York Rally

(Rolling Stone)
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CBS board adjourns meeting without dealing with Les Moonves scandal

(USA Today)

“The board of directors has all the information they need to fire him with cause and to deny him the $120 million golden parachute,” said Natalie Green of UltraViolet, an online organization dedicated to fighting sexual assault and sexism in the public and private sectors.

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Confrontational Activism—Is it Here to Stay?

(Vogue)

Shaunna Thomas, the cofounder of UltraViolet, a women’s advocacy organization, vehemently disagrees [with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell]. “Until we came along,” she says, “the confirmation was a done deal.” Her six-year-old group has embraced bird-dogging as well as media-friendly gestures like flying a thank you christine banner over Christine Blasey Ford’s house in Palo Alto. UltraViolet’s activity surged during the Kavanaugh hearings, Thomas says. At Senator Susan Collins’s office in Portland, Maine, “hundreds of people started showing up. First weekly, then daily.”

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How the Kavanaugh Protests Reached the National Stage

(New Yorker)

When the doors to the Hart Senate Office Building opened at 7:30 a.m. last Friday, a few protesters making a final show of opposition to the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh were waiting to be let in. As they waited, a woman named Maria Gallagher, with dark hair and glasses, introduced herself to me. She told me she lived in the area and had taken the morning off from work in response to a call to action from the progressive organizations MoveOn and UltraViolet. I asked if she was planning to get arrested—many of those visiting the building that day were prepared for civil disobedience. She said “no.” She had told her employer that she would be in by noon.

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“Thank you Deborah”: Plane tows message of support for Brett Kavanaugh accuser over Boulder

(Denver Post)

Ramirez, 53, told The New Yorker that Kavanaugh exposed himself during a drunken dormitory party at Yale University in the early 1980s, thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away.

The plane with the support message for Ramirez was commissioned by UltraViolet, a women’s advocacy group that supports sexual assault survivors. The group also paid for a similar message for Ford that flew over Palo Alto, Calif. last week.

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LOOK UP: Plane Flies Over Netflix HQ’s in Los Gatos Urging the Company to Stop Filming in Georgia Until Anti-Abortion Law is Vetoed or Repealed

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Women’s Group Applauds Introduction of BE HEARD Legislation, Urges Congress to Pass the Bill

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Women’s Group Reacts as Biden Jokes About Inappropriately Touching Women

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National Women’s Group Says it Unequivocally Believes Candice Russell  

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As Adidas Announces Equal Bonuses for All World Cup Athletes, Women’s Group Calls on Nike to Do the Same

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Charlene A. Carruthers Joins UltraViolet, Leading National Women’s Group, As Senior Advisor and Spokesperson

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UltraViolet Applauds the Senate for Confronting the Dangerous Abortion Coverage Ban by Introducing the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH) Woman Act

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