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The myth of cancel culture: Why racists have bestsellers

Benjamin Joffe April 3, 2021
#OPINION The cancel culture preached by right-wing press is a fallacy. When it comes to causing substantial consequences for those who abuse their high positions, social media outcry often has no significant effect.  
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Medusa statue emerges as A #MeToo heroine in Lower Manhattan

Justin Mitselmakher October 29, 2020
Argentinian artist Luciano Garbati unveiled his sculpture “Medusa with the Head of Perseus” in Manhattan’s Collect Pond Park on Tuesday, October 13. The statue is part of the Art in the Parks Program and will remain in the park until April 2021. 
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Cancel culture needs to be canceled

Xenia Gonikberg December 2, 2019
Cancel culture has gone mainstream. When a person, famous or not, is called out on Twitter or other media platforms for mean or insensitive remarks they have made in the past, they get “canceled.”
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Why we should never forget about #MeToo

Gabby Pardo April 29, 2018
If Stony Brook made a class similar to Green Dot, the university would be able to spread more information about the #MeToo movement.
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Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities researches “toxic masculinity” amid a post-Weinstein climate

Lisseth Aguilar November 21, 2017
Founded in 2013 with a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities engages in the research of boys, men, masculinities and gender in order “to foster greater social justice” in gender relations, according to the center’s website.
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Harvey Weinstein in 2015. The film producer has been accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of women. THOMAS HAWK/FLICKR VIA CC BY 2.0

Silence around sexual harassment pervades Hollywood

Thomas James October 29, 2017
In an industry that explores human nature through stories onscreen, it’s the offscreen actions by people with power in the entertainment industry that reveal its dark nature.
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