Jennifer LeMs. McGlennonHonors Humanities I17 January 2017Annotated BibliographySchroeder, Michael O. “The Psychological Impact of Victim-Blaming – and How to Stop It.” U.S. News & World Report, U.S.
News & World Report, 19 Apr. 2016, health.usnews.com/wellness/articles/2016-04-19/the-psychological-impact-of-victim-blaming-and-how-to-stop-it.An article by Michael Schroeder analyzes the culture and psychological effects of victim blaming, and states that the practice places guilt on the victim and worsens their mental health. U.S.
News & World Report is a media company that analyzes and reports on topics from public health to the economy. Their audience is mainly consumers and those who are interested in business. Michael Schroeder is an editor at U.S.
News and covers health topics such as mental health. His expertise allows him to cover psychological topics objectively. When victims publicly speak about their experiences, they are placing themselves under the spotlight. This study illustrates how responses of backlash can affect these women, and consequently affect the new movement.Langer, Gary.
“Unwanted Sexual Advances Not Just a Hollywood, Weinstein Story, Poll Finds.” Unwanted Sexual Advances: Not Just a Hollywood Story, 17 Oct. 2017, abcnews.go.
com/Politics/unwanted-sexual-advances-hollywood-story-poll/story?id=50521721.A survey conducted by Langer Research Associates on the unwanted sexual advancements that American women experience illustrates how extensive sexual harassment in the workplace has become. The post-poll report states that over 30 million women have been sexually harassed, and that they mainly feel humiliated and angry. Gary Langer is the head of Langer Research Associates, and is a widely recognized researched and analyst. LRA is the prime poll provider for news network ABC, and provides accurate content and statistics for anyone who wants to stay updated on topics such as sexual harassment. This post-poll report provides additional information to my topic because it is demonstrating the harassment that many women have to endure in the workplace. Most people either do not realise how common it is for women to be hassled at work, or decide that it’s not a big problem.
These statistics are helpful in proving how this has become a major issue.Cook, Jesselyn, and Ned Simons. “The Weinstein Effect: How A Hollywood Scandal Sparked A Global Movement Against Sexual Misconduct.
” The Huffington Post, TheHuffingtonPost.com, 8 Nov. 2017, huffingtonpost.com/entry/weinstein-effect-global_us_5a01d0e0e4b066c2c03a563b.An article written by Jesselyn Cook and Ned Simons discusses the “Weinstein Effect,” a term used to refer to the wave of sexual harassment accusations towards specifically, men of power. The recent scandal regarding Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment of over thirty women has sparked a global movement of victims banding together to out their harassers.
Jesselyn Cook is a world news reporter at HuffPost, has experience in media analysis and global gender equality issues, and is pursuing a Masters in International Relations and Journalism. Ned Simons is an assistant political editor at the HuffPost. The intended audience is those interested in activism or joining the #MeToo movement. This illuminates my topic by exhibiting how common sexual harassment is, seen through the quick rise of allegations. The number of accusations and the people being accused shows that unwanted advances happen more often than people realise and that figures of authority are abusing their power.Lichtman, Simi. “Why Are People Pushing Back Against The #MeToo Campaign?” The Forward, 17 Oct.
2017, forward.com/life/385449/why-are-people-pushing-back-against-the-metoo-campaign/.Simi Lichtman examines the backlash against the #MeToo campaign that has sparked a movement around the globe and united women against the face of sexual harassment. But while it has created a united front, it has also caused some controversy over whether or not sexual harassment should be grouped with sexual assault. The Forward is a Jewish media outlet that covers world and national news.
Simi Lichtman is an associate editor, mental health clinician, and co-founder of the Beacon. She mainly covers topics that will be interesting to women and American Jews, but this does not affect her coverage of #MeToo. This article is different from the CNN article below that discusses how the movement has united and empowered women. Instead, it focuses on how the campaign has actually created an uneasy divide in the community. This helps my essay because it provides a perspective from the other side of the argument.Dastagir, Alia E.
“Some Say One False Report Could Cripple the #MeToo Movement. Is Progress That Fragile?” USA Todaiy, 9 Dec. 2017, usatoday.
com/story/news/2017/12/08/analysis-movement-metoo-but-heres-why-were-still-talking-believewomen/923156001/.An article written by Alia Dastagir analyses the fragility of the rising #MeToo movement and the power that non-believers of the allegations hold. While the recent movement has united some, it can easily crumble from a misstep. False rape accusations have the power to end the campaign before it’s fully begun. Alia Dastagir is a culture editor at USA Today and has a Bachelor of Arts from SUNY Binghamton. This contrasts with the CNN article below that discussed how the movement has empowered women, because it analyses why members of the movement are also uneasy. One false accusation could discredit the entire movement, which is already struggling with backlash.Wallace, Kelly.
“After #MeToo, More Women Feeling Empowered.” CNN, Cable News Network, 27 Dec. 2017, cnn.com/2017/12/27/health/sexual-harassment-women-empowerment/index.html.
Kelly Wallace discusses how the #MeToo campaign has been a source of empowerment for women. Wallace tells stories of people were afraid of backlash and being judged if they were to tell their stories of being sexually harassed. But the new movement has given them a boost of confidence in order to advocate for themselves and others who have been through the same experiences. Kelly Wallace is a digital correspondent and editor-at-large for CNN, she has won awards for digital journalism and covers social topics. The intended audience of this article are those who support the movement and want to see the effect it’s had on the sexual harassment culture. This helps my argument because it signifies that the MeToo movement has helped to dispel the toxic responses towards victims of sexual harassment and assault.
Rothman, Lily. “Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood’s Ugly Casting Couch History.” Time, Time, 13 Oct. 2017, time.com/4981520/harvey-weinstein-hollywood-gender-history/. In light of the recent scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein, Lily Rothman explores the history of the couching couch that places film producers with power above young actors and allows them to receive sexual favors in return for casting these people in their movies.
Lily Rothman is a history and archives editor at Time Magazine. She is a graduate of Yale and has a masters degree from CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. The intended audience of this work is activists, advocates, and possibly aspiring actors themselves. This article is different from the others because it focuses more on why and how the sexual harassment in Hollywood is happening, rather than the aftermath of the allegations.