The case of Harvey Weinstein and his sexual abuse of women opened the floodgates for the similar revelations in media, entertainment and politics that continue to fill the daily news. And while the reckoning of workplace harassment and assault is certainly a welcome development, there are still some larger political, social and cultural questions that remain unanswered.
On this episode, I talk to Josephine Livingstone, staff culture writer at The New Republic about a path forward for feminism since the Weinstein investigation and the #MeToo movement. And, in the book chat, I’ll speak with Cornell University philosophy professor Kate Manne about her new book, Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny.
Josephine Livingstone is staff culture writer at The New Republic. Follow her on Twitter: @Jo_Livingstone.
Kate Manne is assistant professor of philosophy at Cornell University and the author of Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny. Follow her on Twitter: @kate_manne.
Discussed on the show:
Livingstone's "So You Married Your Flirty Boss"
Livingstone's "The Task Ahead for Feminism"
Manne's Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny
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