While there are a number of risk factors for eating disorders, including our culture’s obsession with thinness, one factor is talked about less often and that is sexual violence.
“It was clear that we were meant to perform a part, a role that was somewhere between the consummate hostess and the pert niece. All I could do was smile and gently deflect from offensive, sexist or cruel comments—then hate myself for smiling when what I wanted most was to scream.”
Certainly the Weinstein conviction shows progress. And yet, we can’t call it justice, when the harm of the assault can never be undone, when the criminal justice system adds further harm, and when so many cases aren’t even taken seriously enough to be fully investigated.
Students of with Berkeley United School District have grown frustrated by the district’s alleged lack of focus, insufficient investment and extremely limited capacity to handle incidents of student-on-student sexual misconduct. Now, they are demanding the district change its approach.
“May this be an opportunity for all of us to recommit to fighting for survivors of all backgrounds and to ensuring that they have the support that they need in order to pick up the pieces to put their lives back together.”
In the first court conviction successfully levied against the movie producer, Harvey Weinstein was found guilty today of two felony sex crimes. Feminists celebrate this undeniable victory and remember the long road that got us to this point.
“The Assistant” stands apart from films such as “Bombshell” because nothing is resolved. Because “The Assistant” is about harassment and exploitation against ordinary women.
The BE HEARD Act is the first federal legislative proposal to acknowledge workplace harassment in the wake of the #MeToo movement’s explosion.
Weinstein’s trial is a perfect example of the ways we continue to doubt victims who have suffered “disorganizing consequences,” and why we still have so far to go.
One Fair Wage, One Billion Rising and 25+ other groups staged public self-defense training action and delivered a letter to Governor’s New York City office called for a fair wage for restaurant workers.