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Five Women - This American Life
A different kind of #MeToo story, about several women who worked for the same man [Don Hazen, the executive editor of AlterNet]. They tell us not only about their troubling encounters with him, but also about their lives beforehand. Who were they when they entered the workplace, and how did their personal histories shape the way they dealt with his harassment?
this-american-life-podcast  podcast-episodes  sexual-assault  sexual-harassment  chana-joffe-walt  don-hazen  alternet 
4 days ago by yolandaenoch
Henry Cavill says he's scared to date post-#MeToo because he doesn't want to be called a rapist. Is he alone?
Ultimately, treating #MeToo as something abnormal because it holds men accountable for their behavior “speaks volumes” about men who feel that way, Durvasula says. “A potential partner wants to feel desirable and attractive, not like a prize or prey. There’s a difference.”
dating  me-too  sexual-assault  sexual-harassment  henry-cavill  yahoo  korin-miller 
4 weeks ago by yolandaenoch
“I would be happy to give him a blowjob just to thank him for keeping abortion legal. I think American women should be lining up with their Presidential kneepads on to show their gratitude for keeping the theocracy off our backs.” – Nina Burleigh, on Bill Clinton.
politics  women  sexual-harassment 
6 weeks ago by mario.d
How #MeToo revealed the central rift within feminism today | News | The Guardian
Call it the “too” of #MeToo: the understanding that meaningful liberation from misogyny will only be achieved collectively, with changes at the structural, cultural and institutional levels. Social feminism does not aspire to enable a few women to gain positions of power in patriarchal systems. It’s not about giving women “a seat at the table”. It’s about taking the table apart, so that we can build a new one together.
the-guardian  sexual-harassment  feminism 
6 weeks ago by trank928
The Cultural Vandalism of Jeffrey Tambor
Tambor lost the power of illusion — the illusions he created with such painstaking care — and all you can see now are allegations that seem a lot more convincing than his vague apologies and promises to do better. Tambor is far from the first great popular artist something like this has happened to. He won’t be the last. And it’s not on us to either forgive him for it or try to factor it out as we watch his work.

That was never our job. It was part of his job. And he blew it.

Once you believe that a particular actor or filmmaker or screenwriter is a predator or abuser, you’re aware that the environment that produced your entertainment — the film set — was engaged in a conscious or reflexive cover-up, in the name of protecting an investment. You can’t be in love with it. You can’t really enjoy it in the most basic sense, not without playing dumb.

You didn’t do that to the artist. The artist did that to himself.

The emotional, physical, and financial damage that problematic artists inflict on people in their orbit should always be the first and main subject of discussion.

Nobody is stopping anyone from watching these works (though they’re no longer as easy to find, and you probably have to own a DVD player). We can still talk about them, study them, write about them, contextualize them. But the emotional connection has been severed.

It’s not incumbent upon the audience to pretend not to know unpleasant facts about the performer so that they can enjoy fiction. It’s incumbent upon the artist never to put the audience in that position in the first place.
jeffrey-tambor  sexual-harassment  harassment  arrested-development-tv  jessica-walter  vulture  matt-zoller-seitz  bill-cosby  louis-ck  woody-allen 
12 weeks ago by yolandaenoch
Why That 'Arrested Development' Interview Is So Bad : Monkey See : NPR
The last year or so has been an XXL garbage fire of miserable tales of workplace abuse and other horribles, in the entertainment industry and elsewhere. But this story got under my skin. Several other women told me the same thing on Wednesday night. For me, I could only come up with this explanation: It's not the worst story, but it's such a complete story.

"Not to belittle it," Bateman says, twice. "Not to belittle what happened," he says again. "Not to excuse it," he says. "Not to say that, you know, you [Walter] had it coming," he says. This is agonizing to read. It is the infuriating practice of doing the thing while pre-characterizing what you're about to say as not at all what the ear will hear it to be. Because there is always a "but" after it. "Not to belittle what happened, but." And after that "but" is the part that makes it not matter — or not matter that much.

What does have to mean here? Does it mean "should"? It could. Does it mean "want to"? It could. But Bateman has already declared at the top of the conversation that if she isn't over it and she doesn't want to work with Tambor, he's already chosen a side. Not only that, but if anyone else wants to go on without Tambor over his admitted behavior, as Transparent did with his admitted and alleged behavior, Bateman will not allow it.

It's not the worst story. Not by a mile. It may not even be Tambor's worst story. But seeing a woman so brilliant withstand repeated efforts, by people who say they love her, to recast her experiences as normal when she knew they were not? It was a lot to take.

It got under my skin.
jessica-walter  jason-bateman  linda-holmes  npr  arrested-development-tv  sophan-deb  harassment  sexual-harassment  transparent-tv  jill-solloway 
12 weeks ago by yolandaenoch
200 USC professors demand Nikias step down; trustees express 'full confidence' in president
"Those signing the letter represent 14 different schools within the university and include some of USC's most prominent academics — former deans, department chairs and distinguished professors."

But: "About an hour after the faculty members sent the letter, board Chairman John Mork released a statement saying that while trustees were 'troubled by the distressing reports' about the campus doctor, he and others on its executive committee 'strongly support' Nikias."

"The voting members of the Board of Trustees — 42 men and 17 women — are an elite group that includes billionaire tycoons, Hollywood power players and philanthropists. They have strongly backed Nikias, who has served as university president since 2010 and overseen a major expansion of the university as well as an aggressive fundraising effort."

How does fundraising distort things? On one side you have 200 faculty members (and calls from students etc), on the other you have the board of trustees.
usc  philanthropy  sexual-abuse  sexual-harassment 
12 weeks ago by tarakc02
Tig Notaro Doesn’t Want to Hear About Disgraced Men Coming Back - The New York Times
What do you make of talk about if or how these disgraced men should come back?

You know what? If any of these people come back, I would say, “I can’t wait to see who is actually going to support them.” That is going to be the glaring horror. Who is going to be, like, “This is a pressing issue, and we need to get them back?” If a janitor was so great at cleaning the building but also tended to masturbate in front of people, would the people at that building be like, “Yes, he masturbated, but I’ve never seen anyone clean so thoroughly, and I was just wondering when he’s going to get his job back, he’s so good at it.” No, it would be, “That’s not acceptable.” It’s fame and power that people are blinded by.
fame  power  sexual-abuse  sexual-harassment  tig-notaro  comedy 
may 2018 by tarakc02
Mark Zuckerberg-Connected Charity At Risk Of Implosion
"I’m afraid the reputation in the Valley is that this particular leadership [at SVCF] is interested in asset building rather than community building" - Becky Morgan, donor
philanthropy  workplace-issues  sexual-harassment  silicon-valley  donor-advised-fund  silicon-valley-community-foundation  svcf 
may 2018 by tarakc02
She created a document to warn women of sexual harassers. It’s haunted her ever since. - The Washington Post
“The past months, including the actions taken by Harper’s, have shown me how much risk all of us who used [the spreadsheet] took in trying to shield one another from harm,” Donegan told me.

“The choices that Harper’s made made it clear to me how much persistence and resolve will be required in the ongoing fight for women’s rights and dignity.”

And should you think for a moment that the #MeToo movement has gone too far, consider how quickly we’re hearing of comebacks by the likes of comic Louis C.K., NBC star Matt Lauer and celebrity chef Mario Batali.
moira-donegan  me-too  sexual-harassment  margaret-sullivan  washington-post  louis-ck  matt-lauer  mario-batali 
april 2018 by yolandaenoch
金珍焐 - I was a military officer. I worked for a funeral management...
January 31 at 9:48pm ·

I was a military officer. I worked for a funeral management department in the Korean Army. My task was meeting families of the deceased who committed suicide and died from accidents (gunshot / car accident / explosion). One day, the military base where I worked for received the bone ashes of a female solider. She committed suicide due to repetitive sexual harassment, verbal abuse and physical abuse by her senior officer. The senior who committed this horrible crime was sentenced to just 2 years in prison.

I couldn't sleep all night on the day when her bone ashes was stored in my military base. I had been proud of serving my country, Korea, but the strong skepticism started suffocating me after I witnessed this case and met her family.
In my assumption,n my opinion, loneliness is the hardest thing to endure. The Korean military is very closed society and always demands 'obedience'. None of soldiers freely complain about irrational rules and aspects. The She probably knew that there wasn't a place where she could retell her story in the Korean military. My condolences.
A female prosecutor, 서지현, appeared on JTBC 뉴스룸 and gave a testimony regarding sexual harassment by a former senior Justice Ministry official. First of all, I'd like to give a big applause to her bravery. As a woman living in the current Korean society, it is difficult to speak about her experience of sexual harassment. I hope the truth will be disclosed and the offenders will be punished as severely as possible.
Female prosecutor
Korean-military  suicide  Korean-suicide  Korean-conscription  Korean-sexual-harassment  sexual-harassment 
february 2018 by thegrandnarrative
The NBA needs to send a no-tolerance message to Mark Cuban, Mavericks — The Undefeated
Cuban also said he did not fire Sneed because “he would go out there and get hired again and do it somewhere else.”

“That’s what I was truly afraid of and that was the discussion we had internally,” Cuban said. “It was a choice between just firing him and making sure that we had control of him.”

So not only did Cuban choose to believe Sneed over an abused woman, he then made the conscious decision to be more concerned about a man who beat women rather than the women who were actually abused.

That’s disgusting.
nba  mark-cuban  the-undefeated  jemelle-hill  sexual-harassment  sexual-assault 
february 2018 by yolandaenoch
What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About #MeToo | The Nation
The language, the lists, the insouciance about false accusations… As a nation we have been shocked to the core, only to be shocked repeatedly, and to feel as fearful and powerless as ever...The repetition should disturb us. As citizens of the biggest prison state, the leading exporter of violence, we should consider how even arguments against violence may be colonized by it. When Wendy Kaminer, Zephyr Teachout, Masha Gessen, and others warned about the indifference to due process, women from Socialist Worker to The Washington Post scoffed. Ana Marie Cox in the Post: “The courts aren’t where our national conversation is taking place so let’s not dither about the dangers of proclaiming guilt or innocence.”
due-process  carceral-state  sexual-harassment 
february 2018 by altoii

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