Challenging Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Charlotte was invited by Sky News to speak about the growing sexual harassment allegations in Hollywood, the media and more recently politics on 4 November 2017 (17.30). She argued for change by establishing an independent body in workplaces to investigate allegations of abuse.
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Women Pay a High Price for Speaking Out
Following allegations of sexual harassment in Parliament, Dr Charlotte Proudman was invited to speak to Matt Frei on LBC radio, 10.15am, 4 November 2017. Charlotte challenged Edwina Currie’s claims that women today are ‘snowflakes’ and that many allegations are untrue leaving men’s careers in tatters. Charlotte argued that false rape reporting is between 2-3% and women pay a high price for speaking out, as their credibility is undermined. She argued that the following changes are required: redistribution of power from men to women in male dominated workplaces, establish an independent body dealing specifically with sexual abuse claims in the workplace and remove the three-month time limit for presenting employment claims.
Should there be a Statute of Limitation for Sex Abuse Cases?
In the wake of the recent sexual harassment allegations involving Hollywood giants such as Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey, Good Morning Britain spoke to a criminal lawyer who said victims should have just three years to report sexual offences. However, Dr Charlotte Proudman disagreed and said an abuse claim time limit would discourage women from coming forward and reporting instances of sexual abuse, 8.10am, 31 October 2017.
How Prevalent is Sexual Harassment at Work?
Allegations of sexual harassment are now growing in politics. How prevalent are problems of sexual harassment at work and how can we stop it from happening? Anne Robinson is a broadcaster and journalist, Charlotte Proudman is a barrister and women’s rights activist and Vicky Featherstone is artistic director of the Royal Court. BBC radio 4 today programme, 8.30am, 30 October 2017. To listen click here.
Challenging the Prevalence of Sexual Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace
In the context of the mounting allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Harvey Weinstein in Hollywood, Charlotte spoke on BBC The World News live presented by Samantha Simmonds alongside contributor Dr Emma Chapman, astrophysicist about the prevalence of gender discrimination in the workplace, the causes of sexual harassment at work and changing cultural attitudes towards such behaviour, 14 October 2017.
In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Charlotte was invited to speak on The World Tonight programme on BBC Radio 4 presented by Razia Iqbal alongside contributors Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Sexism Project and Emma Chapman, astrophysicist about sexual harassment beyond Hollywood and strategies to eliminate such conduct, 13 October 2017.
Rape Law: Disclosure of Women’s Sexual History
On BBC Oxford Radio, Charlotte argued against the admission of evidence about a complainant’s past sexual behaviour in rape trials commenting in particular on the case of Ched Evans, 18 October 2016.
Charlotte argued that the UK should adopt the Nordic Model, which changes prostitution laws to criminalise buyers of sex, decriminalises prostituted women and provides exit strategies for women. Charlotte debated against a ‘sex worker’ activist from Norway. BBC World Service, 16.45, 7 April 2016.
Morning review of the newspapers
With presenter Nick Ferrari on LBC Radio, 9 October 2015 and 25 February 2016.
Female Genital Mutilation
On the eve of International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation Charlotte and Hibo Wardere FGM campaigner, spoke about the prevalence of FGM in England and Wales and the reasons for there having been no convictions for FGM despite criminalising the practice in 1985, ITV news, 13.45, 5 February 2016.
BBC 100 Women Live Debate about Image
How important is image? Are beautiful women more likely to succeed? What has led to so many women turning to plastic surgery? Does self-improvement come from within? BBC World Service [10.45], 1 December 2015.
What is your Personal Beauty Bar?
Charlotte Proudman and Virginia Ironside discuss their ‘personal beauty bar’ and their opposing views on cosmetic surgery, BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, 26 November 2015.
The Decline of Feminism?
Debate with Emily Hill of the Spectator, 22 October 2015 on the decline of feminism. According to Emily Hill, boys are performing much worse that girls, which is contrary to the statistics on sexual abuse and workplace discrimination highlighted by Charlotte Proudman.
Feminist or Equalist?
Debated the importance of defining oneself as a feminist not an equalist or humanist contrary to the opposing contributor BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour.
Argued for criminalisation of forced marriage as a participant on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour.
Advised on the legal implications of polygamy on BBC Radio 4 presented by Jemima Khan.
- BBC 1 Inside Out, Charlotte made the case for ending the parallel legal system of Sharia law in the UK, which continues to legitimise discrimination against Muslim women.
- Charlotte outlined her experience as a Barrister assisting women who sought an Islamic divorce through the Sharia council on BBC radio 4.
- BBC Radio 5 Live, Charlotte argued that Sharia Councils in the UK are discriminating against women and are operating a parallel legal system [2:50].
- BBC Panorama, Charlotte discussed Muslim women’s experience of gender discrimination within Sharia councils in the UK.