Abuse of Power Comes as No Surprise

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As some of our faves' fave women face charges of abuse and impropriety, we dig into the deeper meaning of #metoo. From feminist critics rushing to the defense of an NYU professor whose texts and emails paint a damning picture of her relationship with a grad student, to accusations against Weinstein survivor Asia Argento (more damning texts), to himpathy for Louis C.K., we look at the many ways people we like or agree with have caused harm. In some cases, in deep contrast to the ideals they profess. Artist Jenny Holzer put it best: abuse of power comes as no surprise.

Reading List

Asia Argento accusations

Response from Tarana Burke

Avital Ronell accusations

Responses from Andrea Long Chu // Judith Butler // Chris Kraus

The “Cool” Pope

Jenny Holzer

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