Harvey Weinstein and sexual assault continues to dominate the news cycle this past week. But is sharing stories enough? Here’s the conversation we should be having, according to The Cut. The onus should be on men. They need to start speaking out, and be willing to work to change.
Quention Tarantino came out and said that he “knew enough to do more than [he] did,” which seems to be a reoccurring theme about the men who knew about Harvey and his behavior.
Lupita Nyong’o has her own Harvey Weinstein story. “Now that we are speaking, let us never shut up about this kind of thing. I speak up to make certain that this is not the kind of misconduct that deserves a second chance. I speak up to contribute to the end of the conspiracy of silence.”
Other women have come forward to share stories about the sexual assault and harassment that they’ve faced throughout the years. McKayla Maroney revealed that she had been molested by the team’s doctor for years. Read more about what the U.S. Olympic Committee can – and can’t – do about sexual abuse.
Men of the World: You Are Not Weather: “I have the same stories as everyone else, but not as awful. Stories that could have been much worse. They end with a shrug and “I was lucky.” We all have a story. And if we do not have a story, we have a theory.”
It hasn’t been limited to sexual assault or harassment stories, either. Charlyne Yi has come forward to share the racist remarks that David Cross made toward her a decade ago. GQ has a great take why his apology, and similar ones, are insufficient.
I am SO excited about reading Gabrielle Union’s memoir, We’re Going to Need More Wine, this weekend. Check out her interview with Lena Dunham at Lenny here.
This is what happens when women share their stories. Victim blaming and minimizing, to start.
Faith, Family, and Football: “Jordan Edwards died in April when a police officer fired on a car filled with black teenagers as it pulled away from a house party. It was another case of an unarmed African American killed by a white officer.”
I love the advice columns from The Cut. This week’s column focuses on whether or not you should cut off ties with your compatible ex on the off-chance that you might end up together in the future.
And finally, some levity to this week’s news: Melania Trump has a body double.