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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 
3 days ago 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 
19 days ago 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 
29 days ago 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 
12 weeks ago 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 
12 weeks ago 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 
12 weeks ago by altoii
If Only Quoting Women Were Enough - The New York Times
But the truth — we are reminded every time we try to quote female experts — is that the gender balance of our articles is only the final step in a process of gender discrimination that begins long before we pick up a phone to begin reporting. We’ve learned to see our role as journalists as important, but also as just the most visible component of a vast social machinery that equates expertise with maleness.

For instance, Twitter is a valuable tool for finding research and researchers. But while it is open to both genders, women often face higher costs for using it, in the form of harassment, particularly sexual threats. Because men can use the platform more freely, their voices and work get a relative boost, making it even harder for women to break through.

Other biases are even more glaring. A 2013 study found that political science papers by women are systematically cited less than those by men. Sara McLaughlin Mitchell, a University of Iowa political scientist, found that women in academia are more likely to get stuck in less prestigious jobs or leave their fields entirely because of structural gender issues like citation biases, straightforward sexism and pressure on women to do committee work while men get to devote time to their research.

The result is that the highest echelons of academia, think tanks and research institutions are dominated by men. So if we go by seemingly objective criteria like seniority or citation counts, the “best” experts will overwhelmingly be men. We can’t fix those imbalances on our own, but we can try to correct for them in our own writing by ignoring seniority and deciding for ourselves whose work is worth quoting. We start by looking offline to find equally qualified — or, often, better qualified — women, by scanning academic journals and asking around for names.

That, unsurprisingly, can rankle people. It can rankle the men who believe we skipped over them unfairly and the institutions that wish to promote their most senior figures. Tellingly, some think tanks that publicize all-female panels also bar junior fellows from speaking to the news media, silencing the women in that role. And it can rankle readers, some of whom inevitably ask a variation of, “Isn’t that just more discrimination?”

This is the challenge of systemic gender bias. No one person can fix it, even with the benefit of a platform as powerful as The New York Times. But conscious efforts to correct for its effects can, at a glance, look unfair because the biases that privilege men, while far more systemic, are often less visible. Last November, over 200 women in national security signed an open letter warning that sexual assault, harassment and “environments that silence, demean, belittle or neglect women” were driving their female colleagues from the field. And a 2015 analysis by Micah Zenko and Amelia M. Wolf found that women were sharply underrepresented in think tank leadership and senior government positions relating to foreign policy and national security.

We haven’t undertaken the kind of rigorous accounting of our sources that Ed Yong and Adrienne LaFrance of The Atlantic have, though we suspect we’d be similarly disappointed by the results. But even if we’ve hardly closed the gender gap in our work, the act of trying isn’t just our responsibility: It has its own benefits. We, and readers, are exposed to ideas and research otherwise obscured by systemic bias. Articles exclusively quoting women register with colleagues, who tell us they will try it themselves. The most rewarding feedback comes from young professional women, who see encouragement amid the many obstacles they face.

These are only symbolic gestures. But perhaps they are a reminder that the gender gap, though so pervasive it can sometimes feel normal, is anything but.

Rebecca Hamilton, an American University assistant law professor, tweeted in response to our recent article, “Such a surreal experience to read a national security article so populated with the voices of female experts.”

It can indeed feel surreal to see women granted the same intellectual weight as men. But it doesn’t need to.
gender  sexual-harassment  journalism  media  gender-representation  Max-Fisher  gender-ratio 
february 2018 by thegrandnarrative
Timeline: Susan Fowler's memo and a year of tech reckoning - Axios
or a long time, Silicon Valley's stories of harassment were chalked up to the industry's gender imbalance, but the past year has shown that it's part of a larger societal problem that's finally getting attention. Still, holding employers and harassers accountable remains a challenge.
susan-fowler  silicon-valley  tech  google  uber  axios  sexual-harassment  kia-kokalitcheva  justin-caldbeck  binary-capital  500-startups  dave-mcclure  dara-khosrowshahi  pay-inequality  pay-discrimination  me-too  harvey-weinstein  hollywood  shervin-pishevar  steve-jurvetson 
february 2018 by yolandaenoch
The myth of the male bumbler
There's a reason for this plague of know-nothings: The bumbler's perpetual amazement exonerates him. Incompetence is less damaging than malice. And men — particularly powerful men — use that loophole like corporations use off-shore accounts. The bumbler takes one of our culture's most muscular myths — that men are clueless — and weaponizes it into an alibi.
the-week  sexual-harassment  rape-culture 
january 2018 by trank928
Against Students | feministkilljoys
... when sexual harassment becomes embedded in or as academic culture, then we are talking about how some women do not have access to universities even after they have applied and been admitted. Sexual harassment is an access issue. Sexual harassment is an equality issue. Sexual harassment is a social justice issue. We are talking about women who have to exit the institution to survive the institution.
sexual-harassment  academia  college-culture 
january 2018 by trank928
The Conversation About Aziz Ansari Is an Uncomfortable Mess, Which Is Why We Need to Have It
Disingenuous, lazy claims about the “ambiguity” of both consent and resistance allow sexual assault to remain ubiquitous. If nothing else, we are a society that firmly believes in questioning the credibility of alleged victims with way more fervor than we do the actions of their alleged abusers. We have ample leg room to instead fix our gaze on proper ways to handle the stories and best interest of people alleging sexual assault. We can also stand to focus a harsher lens on men like Ansari who pursue rigid sexual compliance in the face of resistance and to admonish their team of toxic acolytes who are more than eager to dismiss their harmfulness.
rape-culture  aziz-ansari  danielle-butler  very-smart-brothas  sexual-assault  sexual-harassment 
january 2018 by yolandaenoch
Moira Donegan: I started the media men list
1. "Watching the cells populate, it rapidly became clear that many of us had weathered more than we had been willing to admit to one another. There was the sense that the capacity for honesty, long suppressed, had finally been unleashed. This solidarity was thrilling, but the stories were devastating. I realized that the behavior of a few men I had wanted women to be warned about was far more common that I had ever imagined. This is what shocked me about the spreadsheet: the realization of how badly it was needed, how much more common the experience of sexual harassment or assault is than the opportunity to speak about it. I am still trying to grapple with this realization."

2. "I was incredibly naïve when I made the spreadsheet. I was naïve because I did not understand the forces that would make the document go viral. I was naïve because I thought that the document would not be made public, and when it became clear that it would be, I was naïve because I thought that the focus would be on the behavior described in the document, rather than on the document itself. It is hard to believe, in retrospect, that I really thought this. But I did. In some ways, though, I think the flaws in the spreadsheet were also a result of my own cynicism. At the time when I made it, I had become so accustomed to hearing about open secrets, to men whose bad behavior was universally known and perpetually immune from consequence, that it seemed like no one in power cared about the women who were most vulnerable to it."

3. "... this is another toll that sexual harassment can take on women: It can make you spend hours dissecting the psychology of the kind of men who do not think about your interiority much at all."
media  sexual-harassment  sexual-assault  sexism  gender  women 
january 2018 by jnchapel

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