Pantone’s color of the year is connected to LGBTQ rights

(Mashable)

Karin Rowland, chief campaigns officer for UltraViolet, said in a phone call Thursday that Pantone’s choice is more than timely.

“The color has a lot of resonance now,” she said, referring to the fight for women’s equality and issues about sexual assault and harassment.

Before Fox News fired longtime host Bill O’Reilly earlier this year, the group protested at company headquarters. The demonstrators’ signs included the signature ultra violet hue — highlighting the word “sexual predator.”

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Donald Trump Can’t Escape His Low Approval Ratings-Even During Thanksgiving

(Newsweek)

The women’s advocacy group UltraViolet announced that it’s running a series of anti-Trump TV ads from Tuesday through Sunday in Palm Beach, Florida, where the president will be spending time at his Mar-a-Lago resort. The clips will appear during Fox & Friends and Saturday Night Live, two programs Trump has proven he watches often.

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Does your generation determine how you perceive sexual harassment?

(USA Today)

Karin Roland, 35, is chief of campaigns for UltraViolet, the national feminist anti-rape group that deploys high-profile gestures to get its messages across (they recently sent up a plane with a banner, “Hollywood: stop enabling abuse,” to fly over the Hollywood sign). Roland is a late GenXer/early millennial who thinks the deluge of women coming forward to accuse Weinstein and others will get the attention of young women entering the workforce.

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A “Stop Enabling Abuse” Banner Flew Over Hollywood Today, In Response to the Culture That Enabled Harvey Weinstein

(W Magazine)

The plane was chartered, and message written, by the women’s advocacy group UltraViolet, which has hardly been lacking in inspiration over the past year. In April, it sent the message “Fox: #DropOReilly, The Sexual Predator” flying over New York and Fox News’s headquarters to demand that the network fire its host Bill O’Reilly, whose settlements surrounding sexual assault amounted to $13 million. And just last week, lest we forget that a man repeatedly accused of sexual abuse is currently the president, UltraViolet also set up a truck blaring Donald Trump‘s infamous Access Hollywood tape on loop in front of the White House, one year after it surfaced.

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Women’s Advocacy Group to Fly Plane Over Hollywood: ‘Stop Enabling Abuse’

(Variety)

Women’s advocacy group UltraViolet has chartered a plane to fly over Hollywood on Tuesday morning with a banner bearing the words “Hollywood: Stop Enabling Abuse.”

The organization made the move as a response to the unfolding scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein. They also called out the industry for “its willingness to cover up decades worth of sexual abuse” from the producer and normalization of his behavior.

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Trump’s lewd ‘Access Hollywood’ tape is playing on repeat for 12 hours on the Mall

(Washington Post)

“We wanted to play the tape on loop to remind the people who the president said he is — a proud sexual predator,” said Emma Boorboor, a campaign director for UltraViolet.

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Women’s advocacy group livestreams Trump’s ‘Access Hollywood’ tape on National Mall

(CNN)

“We really just want to remind the American people who Donald Trump is, and who he explicitly told us who he was in this videos: A self possessed, proud sexual predator,” Emma Boorboor, a campaign director for UltraViolet, told CNN.

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A Women’s Rights Group Is Playing Donald Trump’s Access Hollywood Tape on Loop All Day Today in D.C.

(Vogue)

(You may recall the news chyron: “Trump in 2005 Audio: ‘You Can Do Anything’ to Women When You’re Famous.”) In honor of the anniversary, a women’s advocacy group called UltraViolet will be projecting the Access Hollywood footage onto a giant screen on Constitution Avenue, between the White House and the National Mall, on a loop from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m today.

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Betsy DeVos Rescinds Key Obama-Era Policy On Campus Sexual Assault

(Huffington Post)

DeVos is ignoring the “terrifying reality” that 1 in 4 women are sexually assaulted while on campus, according to Nita Chaudhary, co-founder of the national women’s advocacy group UltraViolet.

“Betsy DeVos and Donald Trump are more concerned with protecting the rights of predators and abusers over the rights of survivors of sexual assault,” Chaudhary said in a statement. “Sadly, given President Trump’s history of bragging about sexual assault, this isn’t that surprising.”

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Another week, another resignation; Hollywood finally addresses sexual harassment

(Los Angeles Times)
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