Those accused of misconduct, assault, and harassment have ranged from small actors to big-shot producers, but almost all were male. Almost, but not all: female singer Timothy Heller recently accused alternative pop singer Melanie Martinez of assaulting her.
Men have only been surprised by #MeToo because they haven't been forced to confront the ways in which women’s lives are so frequently tinged with the feeling that they must defend themselves against men’s tendencies to sexualize them.
The one thing that characterized my childhood in the Bronx has been fire. Growing up there, it was clear that the borough hadn’t been, wasn’t, and perhaps never will be a priority for New York City officials.
On December 12, Merriam-Webster declared that the word of 2017 was “feminism.” Their choice highlights not only our culture’s struggle to define the word “feminism” itself, but the way in which the movement the word represents played out in the spheres of politics and entertainment last year.
22-year-old Tyler Bryant, a senior at Alabama State University and president of the Alabama College Democrats, explains the efforts many students made on the ground to mobilize young voters and black voters to help Jones win.
Since her release earlier this year, Manning has been speaking about issues like gender identity and surveillance in the press and at colleges and universities. On November 15, I had the chance to see her speak at Wesleyan University.