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- #MeToo: Rape on the Night Shift
Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, Jan 20, 2018 Our multiplatform Rape on the Night Shift investigation – a collaboration with KQED, the UC Berkeley Investigative Reporting Program, FRONTLINE and Univision – was released in 2015. Since then, it’s helped spur a wave of reforms, including a new law in California that mandates sexual harassment training for all janitorial companies. This week, we’re updating the investigation with new insights and interviews. First up, Reveal reporter Bernice Yeung and KQED’s Sasha Khokha examine the conditions that led to an epidemic of rape and assault. Female janitors often work alone at night, in buildings that are nearly empty. Some are in the U.S. illegally, which limits their ability to report abuse to law enforcement. And although such incidents are widespread – they occur in tiny mom-and-pop shops and large corporations – one company, ABM Industries Inc., stands out for its pattern of problems. ABM is among a rare group of 15 American corporations that have been sued at least three times by the federal government for failing to protect workers from sexual harassment. The company still is receiving sexual abuse complaints from women. Next, Khokha and Yeung discuss how the #MeToo moment has changed America’s perspective on sexual assault and what it means for low-wage workers. Although some of the janitors with whom our reporters spoke are happy the issue is getting more attention, they also are asking what took so long. “Nobody listened to me,” said janitor Georgina Hernandez. “These are women with money, women in Congress, and they get help. They get the attention. They are women who are worth something. But I am a woman who is worth something, too.” Finally, Reveal host Al Letson chats with Rebecca Corbett, an investigative editor at The New York Times who oversaw the paper’s bombshell exposé on film producer Harvey Weinstein. Corbett explains why her reporters succeeded where so many others had failed, why America was ready for #MeToo and what the movement’s next steps might look like.
- #MeToo Moments in the Outdoors
Michael Brune,Sierra, March 1, 2018. In early 2016, after 13 people took their sexual-harassment claims directly to then–interior secretary Sally Jewell, the Office of Inspector General issued a report on the park's River District unit. The report documented a 15-year history of male river guides groping, assaulting, and even withholding food from female colleagues on river trips. When some of the women had complained, the responses had ranged from indifference to retaliation. The situation was so bad that a few months after the report came out, the National Park Service deemed it more practical to shut down the unit than to try to fix it.
- 640: Five Women
Chana Joffe-Walt, producer. This American Life, WBEZ, 3/2/2018 rebroadcast A different kind of #MeToo story, about several women who worked for the same man. They tell us not only about their troubling encounters with him, but also about their lives beforehand. Who were they when they entered the workplace, and how did their personal histories shape the way they dealt with his harassment?
- Calling Out Callout Culture
WAMU 1A, May 14, 2019
Author Irshad Manji says it’s time to call out “callout culture.”
And she takes a surprising approach to the structure of “Don’t Label Me,” where she lays out her rationale for that claim.
The New York Times wrote that it “unfolds as a conversation between the author and her dog, Lily, about divisive social issues like identity, diversity and religious politics.”
Produced by Bianca Martin. Host Joshua Johnson. Guest Irshad Manji Author, "Don't Label Me: An Incredible Conversation for Divided Times;" founder, Moral Courage Project; @IrshadManji
- Diane Rehm Show - Debate Over Decriminalizing Prostitution
May 9, 2016 When Amnesty International last year called for the decriminalization of the global sex trade, reaction from all sides was swift and passionate. Those in agreement argued this kind of policy serves to protect sex workers the world over. On the other side: the voices of those who called it a monumental mistake, allowing criminal and exploitative practices against women who may have no way out of the sex trade. As the debate has grown, new reporting is underscoring the deep ideological divide that has emerged between feminists on either side of this issue. We look at the debate over decriminalizing prostitution. Guests Emily Bazelon staff writer, The New York Times Magazine; Truman Capote fellow at the Yale Law School Taina Bien-Aimé executive director, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women Liesl Gerntholtz executive director: women’s rights division, Human Rights Watch Mistress Matisse Seattle-based dominatrix; sex worker and sex workers rights activist for over twenty years Rachel Moran activist, sex trade survivor, author of "Paid For: My Journey through Prostitution"
- Diane Rehm Show - What’s Behind The Increase In Maternal Deaths In The U.S.
Diane Rehm Show, October 12, 2016 While the rate at which women die during pregnancy or childbirth has fallen in many nations, maternal deaths have been rising in the U.S. over the last fifteen years, according to several new studies. But the mortality rate differs depending on the state. It doubled in Texas from 2000 to 2014, but decreased in California. A look at what’s behind the increase in U.S. maternal mortality rates. Host: Diane Rehm Guests Dr. Catherine Spong acting director, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health; obstetrician/gynecologist specializing in maternal-fetal medicine Marian MacDorman maternal and child health researcher, Maryland Population Research Center, University of Maryland Dr. Lisa Hollier chair, Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force for the state of Texas; medical director, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston; specialist in maternal fetal medicine Yvonne Gutierrez executive director, Planned Parenthood Texas Votes, the policy and advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood in Texas
- Journalist Jane Mayer On The 'Many Mysteries' In The Accusations Against Al Franken (43 min)
WFYY Fresh Air, with Terry Gross, 7/25/2019
The New Yorker reporter recently did a deep dive into the accusations of sexual misconduct that led to Sen. Franken's 2017 resignation. Jane Mayer says the chief accuser's story is full of holes. Audio and transcript.
- LSE - Voices above the parapet
"As the Above the Parapet project draws to a close, Purna Sen and Jade Cochran look at what those who have risen to positions of authority had to say about their journeys to seniority."
- Minority Sex Report
The Minority Sex Report™ is a space for people of color to have conversations about sexuality. As Black and Native women, we understand the lack of comprehensive sexuality education in communities of color. Thus our mission is to provide representation in sexuality education. We address barriers to achieving optimal sexual health for communities of color as well as intersectional inequalities faced by our communities. We hope to increase sexual knowledge and awareness through education, community collaborations, national presentations, and advocacy.
- Our Bodies, Ourselves
Originated as the Boston Women's Health Collective, in 1970
- Public health challenges - status of women
- Sex with Dr. Jess
Dr. Jess is a Toronto-based sexologist (PhD), author and television personality. An award-winning speaker, Jess has worked with thousands of couples from all corners of the globe to transform their relationships via her wildly successful Marriage As A Business program.
- She brought new technology to the construction industry, ruled by ‘a bunch of old men’
Christa Gala, News & Observer, October 19, 2018 When Mikki Paradis graduated from N.C. State University 13 years ago, she didn’t know what kind of career to pursue. She started her own business, PDI Drywall, and figured out how to make a name for herself in a male-dominated industry. Now Paradis, 36, builds affordable housing in Raleigh and encourages other women through an organization called Chicks in Construction.
- The AcaDames
AcaDames is a biweekly podcast that explores whether being a woman in academia is a dream, game, or scam through interviews with a diverse range of women. Discussions cover career trajectories, finances, childbearing decisions, spirituality, the ever-present patriarchy, and everything in between. Co-hosts Whitney Robinson and Sarah Birken open up to each other and their guests in intimate, frank, and often funny conversations. Along the way, they share insider knowledge about the “hidden curriculum” for professional advancement (and potential world domination).
- UNC Women in STEM Timeline
- Who Is Believed?
WAMU 1A, May 14, 2019. Produced by Kathryn Fink.
Host Joshua Johnson. Guests:
Lindsey Smith Investigative reporter, Michigan Radio; co-host, "Believed"; @lzsmitty
John Manly Attorney; represents more than 200 women who were abused by Larry Nassar; @johnmanly
Tim Evans Investigative and consumer reporter, The Indianapolis Star; @starwatchtim
Judge Rosemarie Aquilina 30th circuit court judge, Ingham County, Michigan; sentenced Larry Nassar to up to 175 years in prison; @AquiRosemarie
- Why Periods Are Political: The Fight For Menstrual Equity
1A, Oct. 10, 2017 On any given day, more than 800 million girls and women around the world are menstruating. Poor girls and women often are unable to afford menstrual products and many have limited access to toilets or clean water. In some cultures, females on their period are forced to live apart from their families. In the U.S. a movement is gaining steam to eliminate the sales tax for tampons and pads and to ensure period products are provided in public schools, homeless shelters and prisons — all part of the fight for menstrual equity. Host: Joshua Johnson; Guests: Jennifer Weiss-Wolf A lawyer and vice president for the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law School; author of "Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity" Cory Booker U.S. senator, New Jersey (D); former mayor of Newark Marni Sommer Associate professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health; executive director of Grow and Know, a non-profit that develops puberty books for girls and boys in poor countries
- Women in the World
Tina Brown founded Women in the World as a live journalism platform in 2009 to discover and amplify the unheard voices of global women on the front lines of change. Women in the World shares unflinching narratives that illuminate the long march for gender equality, shine a light on places where women’s voices are never heard, and celebrate the women who live with courage and passion both in the spotlight and on the margins.
- Working life: The harassment tax
Lydia Zepeda, Science 5 Jan 2018;359(6371):126 Sexual harassment is draining. It takes up time and energy, and it does not result in anything for one's CV or annual review. It is a productivity tax on women. In my case, it meant I avoided co-authoring or having joint grants with male colleagues, things that would likely have increased my funding and publications.