Men Claiming Objectification Is an Irony-Rich Cop-Out

April 26, 2019

“There's this idea that if a man enjoys a photograph of a nude woman or if he likes your short skirt, he's taking something away from you,” actor and model Emily Ratajkowski was talking to Harper’s Bazaar. “When I post a selfie and someone comments, ‘Oh, sure, go ahead and reclaim your...

Indian Cinema’s Own Brand of Sexism

April 20, 2018

When it comes to its treatment of women, India's entertainment industry needs a reality check. “We can’t cast her, she’s too fat.” “What am I going to do with an actress who can act but doesn’t look good?” I lapped up these statements as harmless feedback for a year and a half...

We Need a #MeToo Moment for School Shootings

February 16, 2018

Does the #MeToo movement offer a model for overcoming our compassion fatigue with mass shootings? How long will it be before the next mass killing on American soil rips our hearts open and has us begging for a change in the US gun laws? Be warned: It will be soon. Only last November, a gunman...

Harvey Weinstein: A Sordid Reality in Hollywood

October 13, 2017

The sad reality is that the Harvey Weinstein story is arguably only the tip of the iceberg. There is something disturbing about the Harvey Weinstein case as someone who has finally been revealed as one of the most predatory monsters of the Hollywood scene. There is a litany of cases,...