A single tweet by actor Rose McGowan from 2016, and an article nine months later, written by two New York Times writers, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, about Harvey Weinstein’s history of abuse would launch a gigantic movement, changing the world forever. This story would be recounted in a book written by the pair, and would inform the movie “She Said,” released on November 18, 2022. In the movie the journalist, Jodi Kantor, and Megan Twohey were played by Zoe Kazan and Carey Mulligan. The …
We need to talk about Jared Leto
The curtain that shielded the predatory men in Hollywood has been inching its way open, yet Hollywood has been radio silent when it comes to Jared Leto, unless you’re Dylan Sprouse and James Gunn. This sunday Leto presented Olivia Rodrigo with her grammy, which then incited a twitter frenzy of fans hoping to protect Rodrigo from the alleged predator. This leads the question, Leto’s sexual misconduct has been circulating for years, why has Leto never formally addressed it or rather, why has no one approached …
Psych professor accuses HR head of gender discrimination
Dr. Koontz has requested that we do not include the name of her FA representative. A psychology professor at PCC has accused the Vice President of Human Resources of gender-based harassment that amounts to discrimination under Title IX, according to a letter delivered to the board of trustees.
We should listen to Monica Lewinsky
Twenty years ago, President Bill Clinton admitted to having an affair with a White House intern named Monica Lewinsky. Lewinsky was in her early twenties when she and Clinton first started their affair and although Clinton would deny the relationship, he later would admit to having “Inappropriate intimate physical contact” with Lewinsky. This rocked the American country.
Title IX at PCC: ‘A culture of reporting rather than a culture of silence’
In the wake of the ongoing #MeToo movement and sexual assault allegations making national as well as local news, understanding the policies that make up Title IX on college campuses, including Pasadena City College (PCC), is integral.
America doesn’t care about sexual assault victims
Rapist sympathizers justify a rapist’s action, and are just as sickening as rapists themselves. They flock to defend the person being accused, building a support system greater than those who actually need it. Women who are survivors of sexual assault are branded as criminals, and are seen as bad guys in a patriarchal, misogynist enabling society.
Journalism in the height of the #MeToo movement
The New Yorker gave Deborah Ramirez a platform to speak. Yes, Ramirez used anonymous sources to backup her claims. No, it doesn’t make the New Yorker or the writers, Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer, any less credible. And here’s why: this societal and justice system was set up to disenfranchise survivors of sexual, emotional and physical abuse while simultaneously protecting abusers. The New Yorker gave her a platform—a voice.
Democratic theatrics won’t stop Kavanaugh confirmation
The death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the refusal of Republicans to give Judge Merrick Garland a hearing prior to the 2016 Presidential Election, and the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy has given the President Donald Trump an opportunity to tip the ideological balance of the Supreme Court for generations to come. The consequences of this decision are nothing short of monumental, and makes the short-sighted decisions made in favor of political expediency all the more glaring in hindsight.
Student trustee candidates advocate for equity and diverse representation
In a forum Tuesday afternoon in the quad, candidates for student trustee explained their qualifications, motivations for running and how they will advocate for students’ interests if elected. The student trustee serves as a liaison between the Board of Trustees and PCC’s Associated Students. At Board of Trustees meetings, they represent the student body, holding the power to make and second motions, participate in discussion and have an advisory vote. The Student Trustee also sits on the Associated Students executive board in an advisory capacity. …
Heels off, equality is on
Actress, Cate Blanchett and French filmmaker, Agnes Varda led 82 women on the red carpet in a protest of gender inequality at the premiere of Eva Husson’s “Girls of the Sun” by locking arms and turning their faces away from the Palais des Festival and toward the crowd.