On September 6, 2018, The New York Times published an article, Modeling in the #TimesUp Era, which does an outstanding job of documenting the pervasive, ongoing problem of sexual harassment and assault of models. Vanessa Friedman outlines the inadequacies of the industry’s current patchwork of measures to address predatory behavior, and aptly states that the "lack of consistent global standards, and debate about the best way forward, has created a sense of ambiguity that has left models in real doubt about the depth of the commitment [from industry leaders]." Friedman lifts up the Model Alliance’s RESPECT Program as one of the "most ambitious solutions". Based on a proven approach to addressing sexual harassment in even the most complex of workplaces, the RESPECT Program stands out as the most comprehensive and effective solution. #TimesUp #Time4RESPECT
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