Jenna Wortham, Jessica Bennett and Amanda Hess (Courtesy of The New York Times)

Podcast Mixtape: Inside the Power of #MeToo

Monday, November 20, 2017

7:00 PM

It’s been one month since the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein sent a ripple effect through Hollywood and beyond, prompting thousands of women to share their own stories under the hashtag #MeToo.

Since then the dominos have continued to fall: Louis C.K., Mark Halperin, Kevin Spacey and on and on and on. We’ve seen this movie before. In 1992, the year after Anita Hill’s claims against Clarence Thomas, complaints to the E.E.O.C. rose 73 percent. And yet then — nothing happened. What’s different this time? And how much of it has to do with the power of a simple hashtag to turn up the volume?

Join New York Times gender editor Jessica Bennett as she leads a discussion with internet critic Amanda Hess and Still Processing host Jenna Wortham on technology’s role in the ongoing conversation about sexual harassment and assault.

 

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About Podcast Mixtape

This is a demo, a rough draft, a sample. Monday nights in The Greene Space we swap studio postproduction for real-time ruckus with tapings of your favorite podcasts, sneaky peeks of unreleased pilots and works-in-progress, conversations with the people who make great tape, and audio experiments of all kinds. Take the earbuds out, grab a drink, and get live with your fellow listeners.