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The #MeToo movement shattered the silence and pushed sexual harassment and the lived experiences of so many women to the forefront of the national conversation. Now it's time to take that conversation to a deeper level engaging women and men from all generations and walks of life.
#MeToo, Now What? asks: How did we get here and how can we begin to effect positive and lasting change?
Episode 2 features an exclusive interview with Caroline, who many years ago was groped by influential film critic Devin Faraci. We explore how each experienced the assault and came to grips with it afterwards.
After years of pain, Caroline spoke up, and Devin lost his job after a social media uproar about his behavior. Today, they speak with vulnerability and authenticity detailing their separate journeys confronting the assault and its consequences.
In speaking our truth and attempting reconciliation, can we start down the path of healing? Though each person has her or his own personal journey, Episode 2 explores the story of two people searching for healing in their own lives.
President Trump is not the only man who says the #MeToo movement has gone too far. Progressive and conservative men have come out in the last month saying it has gone too far. Some call it a "witch hunt," some say this is becoming "McCarthyism," and some are dismissing it entirely. But is this men defending the status quo and attempting to silence women again?
In this show, we talk to men who have a different take on the #MeToo movement. They are calling for men to step up in this moment to reflect on their behavior, on the meaning of masculinity and manhood, and to reexamine the messaging men received growing up that needs to change. It is a conversation with men about men as they analyze, assess and discuss various behaviors of men and how men need to engage and speak out in the #MeToo movement. Dr. Michael Kimmel is a sociologist and an expert on masculinity. Mychal Denzel Smith is the author of "Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching" and a columnist for The Nation magazine. And John Fugelsang is an actor, broadcaster and comedian.
In this episode we examine how mainstream cultural norms in music, advertisement, publications, gaming, and pornography have created an overtly sexualized and objectified image of women that has impacted social norms and the behavior of men and women. Discussions amongst guests explore the line between freedom of expression and the objectification of women, the money that was invested in the objectification of women, and how individual behavior tolerated such objectification for business reasons or because it became the norm.
If we are to examine the root cause of sexual harassments, we need to examine the culture of complicity and the price we have to pay if we want to create real change in the treatment of women. Madonna Badger is the chief creative officer at Badger and Winters advertising agency and founder of the #WomenNotObjects campaign. Byron Hurt is a documentary filmmaker and activist. Samhita Mukhopadhyay is the newly named executive editor of Teen Vogue and the co-editor of "Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance and Revolution in Trump's America."
To ensure the #MeToo movement leads to transformative change, we need to look at the structures that created this moment of women's rage. Our panel this week exposes hidden cultural biases as they relate to patriarchy, equal pay, corporate culture, leadership, legal reforms, individual behavior and how they all intersect with race, class and gender.
Our guests are Saru Jayaraman, co-founder and president of ROC United; Joanne Lipman, former editor-in-chief of USA Today; and Tony Porter, CEO of Call to Action.
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