McGowan account of her sexual assault with Weinstein
This movie talks about the experiences of sexual assault on college campuses. I think it paints an important picture of how countless women have been victim to sexual assault and that regardless of their identity, most victims credibility is questioned.
Alison worked with a number of law enforcement officials and attorneys to help convict the man who raped her.
This talks about how sexual assault is something that is brushed under the rug in minority communities and the author also shares a first-hand account of sexual assault and what happened when she came forward. She was sexually abused by her uncle and when she came forward the response was that it was more important to keep the family together than the safety of her 8-year old self. It later came out that other brothers of her mother were sexually abusing other people in their family, even their own daughters. but it was never really talked about.
Karen Attiah, The Washington Post global opinions editor talks about women of color in the #MeToo movement. She discusses how there are not very many women of color within this movement and that when there are they are the ones being pushed back against, the ones being questioned. Example of this is Lupita Nyong'o came out with an article discussing her interaction with Weinstein and this was a narrative that Weinstein's team pushed back on with force as if she was lying.
An investigation into the sexual abuse of immigrant women in the janitorial industry. Some of these women were abused by their supervisors. Which makes it difficult for them to report these instances. One women stated how when she said she was going to report him, he said, "they wont believe you,". Their credibility is questioned because of their background.
A different kind of #MeToo story, about several women who worked for the same man and how they all experienced sexual harassment with them. I think his is good because it recounts different sexual assault encounters all by the same man but from the different spheres of these victims.
The Me Too movement was actually started in 2006 by Tarana Burke, in order to help African American girls who had been sexually assaulted. However, most people don't know this as it became popular in the hollywood sphere.
She's been talking about her assault for 20 years, but it took a movement in hollywood for her voice to finally be heard. Says the #metoo movement is "opening the flood gates for white women". However, during this interview they say how she's handled it with "such grace" as if there is a correct way for people to react or respond to being sexually assaulted. Then the host thanks her....as if she's just now coming forward with it, when in fact she's talked openly about it for years.