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Controversial Christmas classic track rewritten for #MeToo era

Controversial Christmas classic track rewritten for #MeToo era

Entertainment
Every year, the Christmas songs we know and love are re-recorded and re-purposed, in an effort to bring them right up to date for a modern market.This year, the lyrics to one of the most iconic yet controversial Christmas songs ever made has been rewritten in the wake of the #MeToo era. John Legend has updated the lyrics to the 1944 song Baby, It's Cold Outside, and re-recorded it with fellow The Voice coach Kelly Clarkson.It is a song with alternate lines sung by a man and woman in which he attempts to convince her not to risk a journey home in bad weather and to instead stay and have another drink. Image: Natasha Rothwell helped rewrite the lyrics Critics of the track say that lines such as, "say what's in this drink? (No cabs to be...
Sheryl Crow on her final album, #MeToo and being an outsider in the 1990s

Sheryl Crow on her final album, #MeToo and being an outsider in the 1990s

Entertainment
Since she gave up teaching high school students and became a musician, Sheryl Crow has sold more than 50 million albums, recorded a James Bond theme, won nine Grammy Awards and played at the White House.Beyond music, she's an environmental and gun law campaigner, a breast cancer survivor, and an adoptive mother to two young boys (who, delightfully, joined her on stage at Glastonbury this summer).Her place in the rock firmament is so assured that it's strange to hear her reflect how out-of-place she felt at the start of her career. "I came out when everything was grunge and I felt like a man without a country," Crow tells the BBC. "All the cool kids were hanging out with Beck and Courtney Love and Kurt [Cobain] and Eddie Vedder - and I was over here," she ...
Gaming faces its #MeToo moment

Gaming faces its #MeToo moment

Technology
Game developers are highlighting sexual harassment in the industry after several people accused colleagues and peers of assault and abuse.Many women came forward and shared their experiences online, after a developer posted a blog alleging she was raped by a colleague.The allegations cannot be detailed for legal reasons.But the wave of posts has been compared to the "me too" movement, which exposed harassment in the film industry."Video games are having a #metoo moment. The toxicity from fans has been well documented for years but the toxic, abusive, predatory behaviour between developers has mostly been spoken in whispers between trusted friends," said media critic and writer Anita Sarkeesian."I'm in awe of the bravery of those who have spoken up today."...
In #MeToo age, APA has new guidelines for psychologists talking about masculinity

In #MeToo age, APA has new guidelines for psychologists talking about masculinity

Health
How is a man supposed to act? What is masculinity and when does it become toxic? And how should psychologists approach the concept of masculinity when seeing patients? These are questions an increasing number of psychologists must consider as dialogue around toxic masculinity, sexual abuse and harassment and the #MeToo movement continues across the country. Most recently, an ad for the razor company Gillette prompted many men to throw away their Gillette products in a defensive protest. The ad asked men to be better, to stand against toxic masculinity and stop excusing sexual harassment, bullying, and fighting as “boys will be boys.” The ad was released just days after the American Psychological Association (APA) published new guidelines that are meant to help mental healt...
One year of #MeToo: Has anything changed?

One year of #MeToo: Has anything changed?

Entertainment
By Alix Culbertson, news reporterHarvey Weinstein's epic fall from grace began a year ago on 5 October 2017, kicking off one of the most important movements in Hollywood's history.Sky News looks at what has happened with #MeToo and how the Weinstein scandal has affected the world.How the Weinstein scandal unfoldedOn 5 October 2017 several women, including actress Ashley Judd, accused the movie producer of sexual harassment in the New York Times.Weinstein apologised for the "pain" his past behaviour caused and went on a leave of absence from The Weinstein Company.Days later he was fired by the board of the incredibly successful company he co-founded with his brother Bob in 2005.Then the accusations came tumbling in, as more women spoke out about allegedly being raped, assaulted and blackmai...