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    Men who were sexually assaulted by women share their stories - and how their friends reacted, Dec 16, 2017 at 5:45 PM
  1. IFE

    Can the #MeToo movement free black men of the sexual predator stereotype?


    1. Can the #MeToo movement free black men of the sexual predator ...
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      Can the #MeToo movement free black men of the sexual predator stereotype?

      The overwhelming number of alleged sexual predators revealed from #metoo have been powerful white men.
      chicagotribune.com

      4 days ago ... For months, women have been coming forward with their personal stories of sexual abuse, assault and unwanted advances, laying out a pattern of pervasive misconduct ... White men largely created the myth that black men should be feared, as a means of dehumanizing them and keeping them enslaved.
  2. METOO, Dec 16, 2017 at 3:33 PM
  3. IFE

    The #MeToo Backlash Is Already Here. This Is How We Stop It.



    But there is another truth. This space has not been silent. Anita Hill shattered it 25 years ago at the Senate Confirmation hearings of Clarence Thomas. Title IX advocates have been disrupting the silence of campus sexual assault throughout this decade. Rape survivors serving in our armed forces have bravely stepped forward to challenge the chain of command and demand accountability with their careers and lives at stake. Groundbreaking scholars like Monique Morris have mapped the sexual assault to prison pipeline, pushing the most vulnerable black girls out of classrooms and into confinement. The abused, the raped, the harassed, the trafficked have not been silent. Our nation has been deaf.


    This distinction matters because it suggests we may not be in a reckoning but on the precipice of a backlash which is already building momentum. We should not forget that even as Vice President Joe Biden ramps up for a 2020 presidential run, he was implicated in the discursive violence enacted against Professor Anita Hill as Clarence Thomas was appointed to the Supreme Court.



    The #MeToo Backlash Is Already Here. This Is How We Stop It. - Elle
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    The #MeToo Backlash Is Already Here. This Is How We Stop It.

    The abused, the raped, the harassed, the trafficked have not been silent. Our nation has been deaf.
    elle.com
  4. METOO, Dec 16, 2017 at 3:31 PM
  5. IFE

    LOW-PAID WOMEN FILED MOST SEXUAL HARASSMENT CLAIMS BUT HAVEN'T HAD THEIR #METOO MOMENT

    BY JESSICA KWONG ON 12/14/17 AT 2:30 PM


    Women earning low wages filed the most sexual harassment claims in recent years, but haven't gotten their #MeToo moment.


    Part of the reason for the unequal attention is that many women in low-wage jobs do not have the backing of unions and other organizations.

    “If I’m a low-wage worker who works in a restaurant and I’m not in a union, and I’m in a state where I’m working with a minimum wage, the customer has control over my work conditions,” KC Wagner, director of workplace issues at Cornell University’s labor institute, told FiveThirtyEight.




    Low-Paid Women Filed Most Sexual Harassment Claims But Haven ...

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    Low-paid women filed the most sexual harassment claims but haven't had their #MeToo moment

    Women in industries such as retail, food services and social assistance rarely have union protection.
    newsweek.com
  6. METOO, Dec 16, 2017 at 3:29 PM
  7. IFE

    LOW-PAID WOMEN FILED MOST SEXUAL HARASSMENT CLAIMS BUT HAVEN'T HAD THEIR #METOO MOMENT

    BY JESSICA KWONG ON 12/14/17 AT 2:30 PM


    Women earning low wages filed the most sexual harassment claims in recent years, but haven't gotten their #MeToo moment.


    Part of the reason for the unequal attention is that many women in low-wage jobs do not have the backing of unions and other organizations.

    “If I’m a low-wage worker who works in a restaurant and I’m not in a union, and I’m in a state where I’m working with a minimum wage, the customer has control over my work conditions,” KC Wagner, director of workplace issues at Cornell University’s labor institute, told FiveThirtyEight.




    Low-Paid Women Filed Most Sexual Harassment Claims But Haven ...

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    Low-paid women filed the most sexual harassment claims but haven't had their #MeToo moment

    Women in industries such as retail, food services and social assistance rarely have union protection.
    newsweek.com
  8. METOO, Dec 16, 2017 at 3:27 PM
  9. IFE

    Could fear of "Metoo" backlash silence women's voices?


    So many women have come forward with stories of sexual misconduct, naming teachers, bosses and some of the most prominent men in politics, media and entertainment, that Time named the "Silence Breakers" as the most influential "person" of the year.


    But Sandberg, author of "Lean In," a book about women in the workplace, warned that the number of men afraid to be alone with a female colleague must be "sky high right now" and the movement could have the unintended consequence of holding women back.



    Could fear of "Metoo" backlash silence women's voices? - MSN.com
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    Could fear of "Metoo" backlash silence women's voices?

    Nipping at the heels of the #Metoo movement of women recounting sexual harassment and assault is the threat of a backlash against women, a response that could silence the voices speaking out but could be avoided, advocates and experts say. The...
    msn.com

    3 days ago ... Nipping at the heels of the #Metoo movement of women recounting sexual harassment and assault is the threat of a backlash against women, ... Preventing a backlash needs solid workplace policies that protect both accused
  10. METOO, Dec 16, 2017 at 3:14 PM
  11. IFE

    Texas Attorney General’s Aide Resigns After Mocking #MeToo Movement


    A top aide to Attorney General Ken Paxton of Texas resigned on Thursday after posting a Facebook message that mocked the #MeToo movement against sexual assault and harassment.

    The aide, Associate Deputy Attorney General Andrew D. Leonie, had posted on Facebook early Wednesday: “Aren’t you also tired of all the pathetic ‘me too’ victim claims? If every woman is a ‘victim,’ so is every man. If everyone is a victim, no one is. Victim means nothing anymore.”

    Marc Rylander, a spokesman for the attorney general’s office, said Mr. Leonie had resigned “effective immediately.” Employees in the Texas attorney general’s office are supposed to “refrain from posting information on the internet that could reasonably be expected to generate controversy and/or disruption at the O.A.G.,” according to The Dallas Morning News, which first reported on the Facebook post.



    Texas Attorney General's Aide Resigns After Mocking #MeToo ...

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    Texas Attorney General’s Aide Resigns After Mocking #MeToo Movement

    Andrew D. Leonie, an associate deputy attorney general, had complained on Facebook early Wednesday about “all the pathetic ‘me too’ victim claims.”
    nytimes.com
  12. METOO, Dec 14, 2017 at 6:48 PM
  13. IFE

    Can #MeToo go beyond white neoliberal feminism?


    Alicia Garza, the cofounder of Black Lives Matter, recently paid tribute to Tarana Burke, the African American activist who began the "Me Too" campaign in 2007 as a grassroots movement to aid sexual assault survivors in underprivileged communities where no rape crisis centres existed and few sexual assault workers were on the payroll. Garza, herself a survivor of sexual assault, explained that for her, the importance of "Me Too" lies in the "power of empathy, this power of connection, is really about empowering people to be survivors, to be resilient, and also to make really visible that sexual violence is not about people's individual actions, that this is a systemic problem".




    Can #MeToo go beyond white neoliberal feminism? | USA | Al Jazeera
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    Can #MeToo go beyond white neoliberal feminism?

    Who can say #MeToo and who will be heard?
    aljazeera.com

    1 day ago ... First, Garza reminds us that "Me Too" began as a grassroots movement, founded by an African American woman, whose aim was to reach women in underprivileged communities, particularly young women of colour. From the outset, the movement had a very specific therapeutic and political vision that
  14. METOO, Dec 14, 2017 at 6:46 PM
  15. IFE

    How The #MeToo Movement Inspired These Black Women To Vote For Doug Jones

    African American women are credited with handing Doug Jones his historic victory in the Alabama Senate race. We spoke to some of them about why voting matters to them.


    How The #MeToo Movement Inspired These Black Women To Vote ...

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    How The #MeToo Movement Inspired These Black Women To Vote For Doug Jones

    African American women are credited with handing Doug Jones his historic victory in the Alabama Senate race. We spoke to some of them about why voting ma...
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    African American women are credited with handing Doug Jones his historic victory in the Alabama Senate race. We spoke to some of them about why voting ma...
  16. METOO, Dec 14, 2017 at 6:45 PM
  17. IFE

    For black women, #MeToo came centuries too late


    The reckoning with men who use their power to take what they want from women, as signified by Time magazine’s choosing the #MeToo movement — “The Silence Breakers” — as the 2017 Person of the Year, has been momentous.

    But it comes centuries late for America’s original victims of grotesque sexual exploitation: black women, who suffered horribly, in forced silence, back in the day when it was considered quite all right for white folks to own people of a darker hue.

    Memories of that repugnant era can be found in interviews of former slaves compiled in the 1930s by the Works Progress Administration Slaves Narrative Project. That legacy of pain and suffering remains with us today.