From Les Moonves to Louis C.K. to so many others implicated in #MeToo, there have been many performances of accountability theater. But those in power have repeatedly proven themselves unwilling to make amends.
The scandal that led to an impeachment helped shape the America of 2018. Twenty years later, however, it also serves as a reminder of the stubbornness of the status quo.
The backlash against the incoming congresswoman’s “very nice” outfit is both tedious and predictable.
During a time that finds Americans grappling anew with the horrors of normalized bigotry, the icon’s personal belongings have found a new home at the Smithsonian.
During the midterms, a small phrase suggested a bigger problem: America still isn’t sure how to talk to itself.
The Fox star finally dispenses with the polite fiction that he is anything more than the president’s puppet.
What Americans choose to concentrate on, now more than ever, is an ethical matter.
The host, now leaving NBC, claimed that her morning show would be apolitical. It was a convenient act from the beginning.
The president’s rampant mockery of women flashes back to an earlier period of American history: when Monica Lewinsky served, repeatedly, as a national punch line.
The rebooted show’s #MeToo episode was careful and cartoonish in equal measure.
Over the course of two wrenching weeks, the woman sometimes caricatured as “Kavanaugh’s accuser” transformed from the most private of figures to the most public. She did not sacrifice—her image, her self—for nothing.
The president’s jokes at the expense of the woman who told her story of sexual assault are yet another reminder: Laughter is a luxury. And, often, a weapon.
Thursday’s Senate hearing served as a reminder of the blithe impunity afforded to those privileged enough to have whole systems invested in their success.
The professor’s moving testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee has been, on top of so much else, a reminder of a pernicious stipulation given to women.
The comedian has been sentenced to three to 10 years in prison for the rape of Andrea Constand. But as she and her family eloquently insisted during this week’s hearing: The effects of his crime will live on.
Immovable deadlines. Defenses that pivot around the question of “last minute” allegations. Allies of Brett Kavanaugh have been attempting to make a scapegoat of time itself.
CSI: Beltway. Doppelgängers. Zillow. The theories offered on behalf of the Supreme Court nominee have come to suggest a determined resistance to a changing world.
Since coming forward with allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, the professor has faced doxxings and death threats. Now she’s also been given a misguided ultimatum to testify.
Disparaging comments. Demeaning jokes. As the mogul reportedly considers a 2020 presidential run, it remains an open question whether his long-alleged history of undermining women will affect his chances.
The pre-show before the 2018 Emmy Awards seemed to be confused about its own point.
The discussion now swirling around the Supreme Court nominee asks an insidious question: Is sexual assault simply the way of the world?