A journalist who reported on the accusations long before they went viral wonders, “What kind of profession am I in, where stories have no logical reason for unfolding?”
The Lost Boys of #MeToo
When we hear “sexual abuse” we think “women and girls.” But Hollywood’s boy actors are suffering in a different way.
How Many Women Have To Bleed?
Deadspin senior editor Diana Moskovitz has been one of the few reporters to cover not only both of Bill Cosby’s trials but also his conviction and sentencing, in which Cosby will spend upwards of ten years in state prison for sexual assault. She describes in vivid detail the exhaustion and public suffering still exacted on […]
Gloria Allred’s Personal Crusade
First-hand knowledge of the trauma of sexual assault has informed Allred’s fight against it.
Gloria Allred’s Crusade
A profile of iconic feminist lawyer Gloria Allred, who has played a key role in changing attitudes and legislation regarding rape and sexual assault, and is currently litigating major cases against Bill Cosby and President Donald Trump.
Eve Ensler on Abusive Fathers and the Culture That Protects Them
In a short essay for Time, playwright and activist Eve Ensler writes about simultaneously understanding many women’s difficulty calling out abusive fathers—like her own and alleged rapist Bill Cosby—and being frustrated with a culture that protects beloved, powerful patriarchs while vilifying and portraying as liars the women who speak out against them: I think of […]
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