LOADING ...

metoo's posts - English uPOST

Mar 17, 2020. 10 comments

How Berkeley High's Whisper Network Sparked a Movement

How Berkeley High's Whisper Network Sparked a Movement

BERKELEY, Calif.—Last month, a list appeared, scrawled with thick black marker on a stall door in a girls’ bathroom at Berkeley High School. “Boys to watch out 4,” it read. Six names followed, each appearing alongside allegations including “rapist” and “susAF” (suspicious as fuck). Written next to the list were instructions: “add names if you want,” “stay safe, ladies,” and “support each other...

10 Comments

Hazel Cills Hazel Cills Jan 15, 2020. 17 comments

What Does Sex Ed In a Post-MeToo World Even Look Like?

What Does Sex Ed In a Post-MeToo World Even Look Like?

When I was a teenager, I didn’t get even a sprinkle of a discussion about consent in my sex education classes until I was nearly out the door. Even then it was a blip of a conversation in a class that, in retrospect, seemed to revolve entirely around what different kinds of sexually transmitted diseases I could get. I considered myself lucky getting even that much, but I’ve wondered what sex...

17 Comments

Tracy Clark-Flory Tracy Clark-Flory Jan 08, 2020. 24 comments

France Is Finally Reckoning With Decades of Shoulder-Shrugging Over Child Sexual Abuse

France Is Finally Reckoning With Decades of Shoulder-Shrugging Over Child Sexual Abuse

A woman’s book-length account of being molested at the age of 14 by a noted French literary figure has prompted a reckoning in the country over attitudes toward child sexual abuse. Last Thursday saw the publication of Vanessa Springora’s Le Consentement (or Consent), which details how the author was allegedly groomed into a quote-unquote “relationship” by celebrated writer Gabriel Matzneff,...

24 Comments

Tracy Clark-Flory Tracy Clark-Flory Jan 07, 2020. 21 comments

Harvey Weinstein Is Not a Husband Who Strayed

Harvey Weinstein Is Not a Husband Who Strayed

Ahead of the launch of the

criminal trial against Harvey Weinstein, the infamous Hollywood producer released a statement that tells us much of what we need to know about his upcoming defense. Weinstein, who now faces five counts of rape and sexual assault, claimed that the “past two years” since the launch of the contemporary MeToo movement have been a “great opportunity for...

21 Comments

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd Julianne Escobedo Shepherd Jan 06, 2020. 9 comments

Harvey Weinstein's Trial Finally Begins

Harvey Weinstein's Trial Finally Begins

Harvey Weinstein’s trial commences today in Manhattan Criminal Court, over two years since

Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey published their report on the scores of women—now more than 80—he is alleged to have raped, assaulted, or otherwise harassed. For this particular trial, centering on two unnamed accusers, Weinstein is charged with five counts of predatory sex acts, criminal sex acts, and...

9 Comments

Tracy Clark-Flory Tracy Clark-Flory Dec 17, 2019. 16 comments

The Dangers of Self-Congratulatory 'Good Guys'

The Dangers of Self-Congratulatory 'Good Guys'

In a bizarre interview

published yesterday , Harvey Weinstein, accused sexual harasser and rapist, underscored all the good he said he’s done for women. He made movies directed by and starring women before it was in “vogue” to do so. (“I did it first! I pioneered it!”) He allegedly paid Gwyneth Paltrow a lot of money—more money than her male co-stars—to make a movie once. He bought the...

16 Comments

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd Julianne Escobedo Shepherd Nov 30, 2019. 15 comments

Plácido Domingo, Accused of Sexual Harassment, Seems Mad That Times Have Changed

Plácido Domingo, Accused of Sexual Harassment, Seems Mad That Times Have Changed

Since MeToo has evolved into a broader cultural movement, in which mostly women have felt ever-so-slightly more able to speak up about their experiences sexual harassment and assault, some men have expressed feeling troubled that now, things just aren’t the way they used to be—that bad behavior and exertions of power they expected to be tolerated now aren’t so much. (That, of course, is the...

15 Comments

Rich Juzwiak Rich Juzwiak Nov 06, 2019. 14 comments

How Can The Morning Show Be So Bad Yet So Watchable?

How Can The Morning Show Be So Bad Yet So Watchable?

On paper, Apple TV+’s centerpiece series

The Morning Show makes some kind of sense: A-list talent assembles for a story that speaks directly to (and of) MeToo against the potentially juicy backdrop of a network morning show’s production. But soon into the first episode (which along with the next two, debuted on Friday), the question in my head quickly shifted from “What could go wrong?” to...

14 Comments

Lauren Evans Lauren Evans Nov 04, 2019. 18 comments

Ronan Farrow Says Rape Allegations Against Bill Clinton Should Be Revisited

Ronan Farrow Says Rape Allegations Against Bill Clinton Should Be Revisited

Ronan Farrow said outright on Friday night’s Real Time with Bill Maher that the rape allegation

leveled by Juanita Broaddrick against Bill Clinton “has been overdue for revisiting.”

Maher asked a panel of commentators—which included Farrow—whether Clinton could have weathered the allegations today, drawing a parallel between Clinton’s entanglement with Monica Lewinsky and the recent

18 Comments

Oct 22, 2019.

Fiction in the Age of MeToo

Fiction in the Age of MeToo

When the MeToo movement began, many women I know were unsurprised at the deluge of stories that seemed to confirm that nearly all of us have experienced some kind of sexual harassment, assault, or rape. Far more discomfiting was the personal discovery that began to unfurl, the sense that things that had happened to us in the past—things we did not report, that we accepted as a matter of...

Tracy Clark-Flory Tracy Clark-Flory Oct 10, 2019. 22 comments

Matt Lauer Insists He's the Real Victim

Matt Lauer Insists He's the Real Victim

This morning, Matt Lauer wrote a 1,300-word letter defending himself from an allegation of rape, a document that makes for a phenomenal case study in how a powerful man can turn himself into a victim. The letter follows the release of excerpts from Ronan Farrow’s upcoming book Catch and Kill, in which former NBC News employee Brooke Nevils

accuses Lauer of raping her in a hotel room while...

22 Comments

Sep 25, 2019. 6 comments

Plácido Domingo: The Brilliant ‘Cash Cow’ the Met Opera Protected—Until It Cost Them Too Much

Plácido Domingo: The Brilliant ‘Cash Cow’ the Met Opera Protected—Until It Cost Them Too Much

Late Tuesday, opera megastar

Plácido Domingo stepped down from his upcoming performances at the Metropolitan Opera, following numerous allegations of sexual misconduct. Though Domingo continues to dispute the stories of almost two dozen women, as he has since the allegations first appeared, he said his presence in the production of Macbeth would “distract from the hard work” of his...

6 Comments

Kelly Faircloth Kelly Faircloth Sep 09, 2019. 5 comments

Mark Halperin's Redemption Tour Isn't Exactly Smooth Sailing

Mark Halperin's Redemption Tour Isn't Exactly Smooth Sailing

Game Change author Mark Halperin’s post-MeToo redemption tour has gotten off to a rough start. For instance, he reportedly alienated the head of MSNBC after he pitched a fit in a phone conversation about whether he could collaborate with the hosts of Morning Joe.

Two years after he was

accused by multiple women of sexual harassment, including at least three instances of rubbing his clothed...

5 Comments

Hazel Cills Hazel Cills Sep 09, 2019. 13 comments

Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor Earned Weinstein Accusers' Trust With a Single Line

Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor Earned Weinstein Accusers' Trust With a Single Line

Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the reporters who

first broke the Harvey Weinstein allegations and won a Pulitzer for their reporting, appeared on the Today show on Monday to discuss their new book , She Said, which chronicles their investigation.

The book traces those first conversations with actresses to dealing with a contentious Weinstein in the reporting process. “We also wanted to talk...

13 Comments

Emily Alford Emily Alford Aug 30, 2019. 24 comments

Workplace Study Finds Men Have Responded to MeToo by Becoming Even Shittier

Workplace Study Finds Men Have Responded to MeToo by Becoming Even Shittier

Instead of using MeToo as a learning opportunity to become more aware of the harassment most women generally face in the world at large and in the workplace specifically, a new study has found that many men have decided to go the opposite route and simply avoid women in the workplace full-stop.

The study out of the University of Houston was conducted across a range of industries and surveyed...

24 Comments

Tracy Clark-Flory Tracy Clark-Flory Aug 20, 2019. 21 comments

The Lie of MeToo Going 'Too Far'

The Lie of MeToo Going 'Too Far'

We haven’t even hit the two-year anniversary of the viral MeToo movement and, already, two high-profile men are making successful comebacks. Today, the Washington Post reports that political commentator Mark Halperin, who was accused by multiple women of sexual harassment and physical assault, has landed a new book deal about the 2020 campaign, to the outrage of some of his alleged victims....

21 Comments

Maria Sherman Maria Sherman Aug 07, 2019. 15 comments

Casey Affleck Is an Ally Now?

Casey Affleck Is an Ally Now?

Casey Affleck, alleged sexual harasser,

all around creep and Hollywood person, has been slowly but surely making his way back into a comeback nearly a decade after two women filed sexual harassment lawsuits against him in 2010. (In case you’ve forgotten: the suits were settled out of court for undisclosed amounts.)

Affleck paid a visit to Dax Shepard‘s Armchair Expert podcast to talk about...

15 Comments

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd Julianne Escobedo Shepherd Aug 01, 2019. 20 comments

Ashley Wagner, Olympic Figure Skater, Writes About Being Sexually Assaulted at 17

Ashley Wagner, Olympic Figure Skater, Writes About Being Sexually Assaulted at 17

Ashley Wagner, retired figure skater and two-time Olympic medalist, has written an op-ed for USA Today detailing her sexual assault at the age of 17; she names her assaulter as John Coughlin, a then-22-year-old figure skater who

died by suicide early this year. “Over the past few months, as I decided to tell this story, I wrestled with using John’s name,” she writes. “He was a prominent...

20 Comments

Anna Merlan Anna Merlan Jul 26, 2019. 22 comments

The New Yorker Seriously Mischaracterized the Story of One of Al Franken's Accusers

The New Yorker Seriously Mischaracterized the Story of One of Al Franken's Accusers

This week, the New Yorker ran a long piece by Jane Mayer re-examining the sexual harassment allegations against Al Franken, a piece which minimized the accusations themselves

while giving Franken ample space to defend himself . While the piece contained some unflattering new revelations about Leeann Tweeden’s story, the conservative radio host who made the first public accusation, it was...

22 Comments

Anna Merlan Anna Merlan Jul 13, 2019. 21 comments

Of Course Harvey Weinstein's New Lawyer Is a Woman Who Criticizes MeToo

Of Course Harvey Weinstein's New Lawyer Is a Woman Who Criticizes MeToo

Harvey Weinstein’s much-delayed sexual assault trial is expected to begin jury selection in September, and in anticipation, he’s rearranged his legal team for the third time.  Perhaps inevitably, his lawyers now include defense attorney Donna Rotunno, who’s best known for representing men accused of sexual assault, questions the MeToo movement as a whole, and has said in previous interviews...

21 Comments

Language