Christina Anderson and Richard Pérez-Peña, "Sex Abuse Scandal’s Latest Casualty: The 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature"
"These elements of scandal, by now familiar in the #MeToo era, claimed an unusual casualty on Friday: The Nobel Prize in Literature, the world’s most prestigious accolade for writing."
Tara Isabella Burton, "We’re Talking about ‘Sex Robots’ Now. We’ve Been Here Before"
"It’s 2018 and everybody’s talking about sex robots."
Hermione Hoby, "Karley Sciortino: The Sex Blogger and Slutever Presenter Redefining Sexuality"
"Sciortino—a real-life Carrie Bradshaw—uses humour, parody and satire to open up conversations about sex"
Kay S. Hymowitz, "The Sexual Revolution’s Angry Children"
"At its core, #MeToo represents a rejection of the sixties’ vision of erotic liberation."
Boris Kachka and Devon Ivie, “Junot Díaz’s Accuser Confronted Him Live During a Q&A”
"Before she detailed her allegations of sexual misconduct against Junot Díaz on social media this morning, author Zinzi Clemmons confronted him hours beforehand during a literary festival in Sydney, Australia."
Elizabeth King, "A History-Making Lawsuit Is Fighting Back Against Anti-Abortion Hackers"
"These days, abortion clinics and associated funds are not only contending with policy challenges, but also with hackers who are trying to disrupt online fundraising."
Sheelah Kolhatkar, "Lauren Bonner, the Face of #MeToo on Wall Street, Is Still Reporting to Work Every Day"
"On February 12th, [Bonner] filed a gender-discrimination lawsuit in federal court against [Steven A.] Cohen, Point72, and the firm’s president at the time, Douglas Haynes, charging them with fostering an environment that is hostile to women and accusing them of paying women less than their male peers."
"#MuteRKelly Co-Founder On The Moment, Her Movement And Its Momentum "
"Founded late last year by Kenyette Barnes and Oronike Odeleye, #MuteRKelly seeks to draw attention to the artist's controversial past and is pressuring companies to cut ties with him."
Anna Silman, "Junot Díaz Responds to Allegations of Sexual Misconduct and Verbal Abuse"
"[Diaz:] 'I think about the hurt I caused.' Now, several women in the literary world have come forward to describe their experiences on the receiving end of that hurt."
Mike Snider, "Charlie Rose, CBS News Sued for Sexual Harassment by Three Former Women Co-Workers"
"Three former co-workers have filed a sexual harassment suit against Charlie Rose and CBS News."
Paroma Soni, “Do Sex Workers and Their Clients Interact Differently After #MeToo?”
"As #MeToo has sparked debate about boundaries and consent, some say it has excluded a group of people with the most experience in those realms: sex workers."
In the 1960s, the airline industry ramped up its sexualization of stewardesses in order to increase revenues. Decades before the #MeToo movement, flight attendants navigated a workplace in which their employers required them to stay thin, remain unmarried, and squeeze into revealing clothing every day. In the early 1970s, flight attendants organized one of the first campaigns against workplace sexual harassment, assault, and sexual discrimination.
Sexing History Swag
Hidden Brain, "Why Now?"
"On this episode of Hidden Brain, we explore the story through the lens of social science and ask, 'Why Now?'"
Invisibilia, "The Callout"
"Through one incident in the Richmond, Va. hardcore music scene, we chronicle a social media callout and ask what pain can accomplish."
This American Life, "Five Women"
"A different kind of #MeToo story, about several women who worked for the same man. "