Top Headline: The Shitty Media Men List Creator Moira Donegan Launched a GoFundMe to Offset the $1.5MM Lawsuit
The Shitty Media Men List
Moira Donegan, creator of the Shitty Media Men list, is being sued by one of the men mentioned in the file for $1.5 million in libel damages. The Shitty Media Men List had for intention to collect sexual harassment and abuse allegations so women in Journalism and Publishing could warn each other about potential predators. Over the course of its Google circulation, 70 men were accused, of them Stephen Elliott Founder at Rumpus, who allegedly engaged in sexual harassment, coercion, and sexual assault. “Prior to the list’s creation, Elliott was accused of sexual harassment by author Claire Vaye Watkins, who claims he repeatedly flirted with her and attempted to ‘convince’ her to let him stay in her bed while crashing at her apartment. Elliott later wrote about the encounter in an email to Rumpus readers, which features ‘professional dismissal,’ ‘sexual entitlement,’ ‘gaslighting,’ and treats Watkins ‘as property,’” writes The Daily Dot.
“I only wanted to create a place for women to share their stories of harassment and assault without being needlessly discredited or judged. The hope was to create an alternate avenue to report this kind of behavior and warn others without fear of retaliation. Too often, for someone looking to report an incident or to make habitual behavior stop, all the available options are bad ones. The police are notoriously inept at handling sexual-assault cases. Human-resources departments, in offices that have them, are tasked not with protecting employees but with shielding the company from liability,” explains Moira Donegan via The Cut.
You can help Moira Donegan through the lawsuit via GoFundMe, which is at over $91,000 of its stated $500,000 goal. This is for her legal and security bills. Any leftover funds will be donated to RAINN, protecting children from sex abuse.
Asian Women Harassed for Marrying non-Asians
Asian women are being harassed online by Asian men for marrying non-Asian spouses. “The men who harass me know three things: I’m Chinese-American, my husband is white, and our son is multiracial. You hate Asian men, they insist; you hate your own child. You hate yourself. I once received 27 tweets — calling me everything from ‘irrelevant’ to ‘liar’ to ‘coward’ to ‘neglectful gaslighting mother’ — in 48 hours, from one person,” author Celeste Ng writes for The Cut. These types of harassers are known on social media as MRAsians, a branch of the Men’s Libaration Movement of the 70s, essentially anti-feminists focused on reproduction, family law, domestic violence against men among others, and fighting social issues they believe discriminate against men.
Bow Down to the first woman marathon runner
Katherine Switzer is one of the most inspirational athletes that you might not know much about. She is the first woman to run the Boston marathon, and did so while at Syracuse University. A viral video is bringing history back again to light. In the video, she explains how she met her first running coach, a 50-year-old mailman at Syracuse University named Arnie Briggs. The two struck up a friendship, and he often told her about his love of competing in the Boston marathon. The time was 1967 and the 50-year-old didn’t believe that a woman could run a marathon. “Switzer was shocked but didn’t change her mind,” Lauren Reddy of USA Today writes. “Briggs told her if she could prove to him in practice that she could run the 26.2 miles, he’d be the first one to take her to Boston. The bet was on, and Switzer later far succeeded the 26.2 miles in practice.” Now at age 71 Switzer was in London as that city marathon official starter.
Taylor Swift’s Political Endorsement to Urge the Youth to the polls
Taylor Swift’s endorsement is absorbing a lot of the political oxygen in the room. So many pundits are speculating about whether or not Swift’s endorsement – the first real political move of her career – will matter. Thus far, the Tennessee Senate seat of Martha Blackburn seems safe (she is up 14 points in the last poll). Still, the latest polls don’t figure in the influence of Swift on newly registered young voters. “The effect of Swift's surprise endorsement, which was made via an Instagram post, were felt right away, as thousands of people between the ages of 18 and 29 registered to vote, according to Vote.org,” CNBC observes. “However, it remains to be seen whether these new voters will actually turn out for Swift's chosen candidates on Election Day.” The actual effect of Swift’s endorsement will probably be fully felt in Tennessee just before election day.
Rock Star Annie Lennox on Feminism in Underserved regions
International Day of the Girl was on October 11. Rock star Annie Lennox [RM1] chose the occasion to make an argument for a more globalized feminist movement. “From my perspective, however, there is still work to do. Feminism needs to be understood and appreciated, not only in the west, but where women’s needs are the greatest – in places and countries where women and girls are not even near the lowest rung of the human rights ladder.
An Increase in Colleges and Universities Sexual Misconduct Reporting
Colleges and Universities have reported a rise in decades old of sexual misconduct allegations thanks to the #MeToo movement. The Washington Post reports that cases that have been unreported for as much as 50 years are now coming to light. “In the first half of 2018, for example, Michigan State University received 22 complaints from two decades ago or longer, according to public records obtained by The Associated Press,” Collin Binkley writes. “In the previous five years combined, there were just nine cases that old.” The story of Ruth D’Eredita, an alum of Mount Holyoke College, was featured. D’Eredita experienced a sexual abuse 35 years ago by a professor who forcibly groped and kissed her, and now seeks justice.
Chicago to remove anti-female politicians from office
Chicago held the March to the Polls event in Grant Park. “Women’s March Chicago board member Eman Hassaballa says the group aims to ‘use our voices and our votes to remove anti-female politicians from office,” says the Associated Press. The Chicago march is one of many involving women leading up to election day scheduled around the country – and the world.