12 October 2017 - The Harvey Weinstein Scandal
Harvey Weinstein: Oscars academy to hold emergency talks
(BBC News, 12/10/2017)
The hosts of the Oscars are to hold emergency talks to consider the future role of film mogul Harvey Weinstein following claims of sexual misconduct.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said the allegations of sexual assault against Weinstein were "repugnant".
Bafta, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, has already suspended his membership.
Jodi Kantor and Rachel Abrams (The New York Times, 10/10/2017)
It ended with Mr. Weinstein placing his hands on her and suggesting they head to the bedroom for massages, she said.
“I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified,” she said in an interview, publicly disclosing that she was sexually harassed by the man who ignited her career and later helped her win an Academy Award.
Nondiscolure Settlement Agreements
Paul Callan (CNN, 12/10/2017)
Enforcement of criminal, employment and civil rights laws should be sending a strong message that improper and illegal behavior involving acts of sexual abuse will not be tolerated in a civilized society. And while there are plenty of laws currently on the books to that effect, change has been slower than it should be in this area. The message that these laws provide severe penalties and redress for victims has not been effectively communicated, in part, because NDAs shield the public from the details of negotiated settlements.
Jia Tolentino (The New Yorker, 11/10/2017)
When you are a young woman, and you believe in your own worth and personhood and agency, it can be hard, despite the clichés that govern this situation, to understand that an older man who takes an interest in you does not necessarily share these beliefs. And, of course, young women are not the only victims of such crimes. But this is a basic and familiar pattern: a powerful man sees you, a woman who is young and who thinks she might be talented, a person who conveniently exists in a female body, and he understands that he can tie your potential to your female body, and threaten the latter, and you will never be quite as sure of the former again.
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