Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. MPs share stores of sexual misconduct on and off Parliament Hill
“The Canadian Press surveyed current female MPs of every political stripe last month to find out the extent to which they had been the targets of sexual harassment, assault or misconduct of all kinds, including during their time in elected office.
“The responses make clear that political Ottawa — long a bastion of male-dominated power relationships — is no stranger to inappropriate behaviour against women, no matter their stature, with social media being the most common source of complaints.”
– CBC News
+1: Vice suspends two executives amid sexual harassment allegations – New York Times
2. Utah Senator’s retirement opens the door for Trump-critic Mitt Romney
“Orrin Hatch’s retirement means an open seat race in his Republican-leaning state in this year’s midterm election. Some Republicans expect Mitt Romney to run for Hatch’s seat, although the former presidential nominee has not made any definitive public statements about his plans.
“As the top lawmaker on the Senate Finance Committee, Hatch played a key role in passing the tax bill that President Trump signed into law late last month.”
+1: The future of Trumpism is on campus – The Atlantic
+1: Politics are swamped with ‘bad faith’ actors – New York Times
3. ‘Oh my god, this is so fucked up’: Inside Silicon Valley’s secretive, orgiastic dark side
“Some of the most powerful men in Silicon Valley are regulars at exclusive, drug-fueled, sex-laced parties—gatherings they describe not as scandalous, or even secret, but as a bold, unconventional lifestyle choice. Yet, while the guys get laid, the women get screwed. In an adaptation from her new book, Brotopia, Emily Chang exposes the tired and toxic dynamic at play.”
4. A YouTuber filmed a dead body, and the Internet was not ok with with it
“This past weekend, YouTuber Logan Paul posted a disturbing video entitled “We found a dead body in the Japanese Suicide Forest…” that showed actual footage of what appears to be a dead body. Paul filmed the video in Aokigahara, a forest located at the base of Mt. Fuji that is often referred to as the “Suicide forest” due to the number of suicides that occur within it.”
5. Justin Timberlake is rebranding as white man
“Authenticity is quite marketable now, and for white pop stars that means shifting away from the hip-hop and R&B-influenced sounds that made them famous.”