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Depp v. Heard confirms that society loves creating a court of public opinion

Benjamin Joffe June 26, 2022
This opinion isn’t about the Depp v. Heard trial. It’s about the endless coverage and what that can do to a court case.
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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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“Bill Burr: Paper Tiger”: Another hilarious critique of politically correct culture

“Bill Burr: Paper Tiger”: Another hilarious critique of politically correct culture

Alek Lewis September 22, 2019
On Sept. 10, Bill Burr’s sixth hour-long stand-up special, “Bill Burr: Paper Tiger,” debuted on Netflix, sporting the streaming service label's “provocative” and “politically incorrect.”
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New York City Womens march in January 2017. ALEEZA KAZMI/STATESMAN FILE

#HimToo is the #AllLivesMatter of #MeToo

Aleeza Kazmi December 2, 2018
The #HimToo movement, if you can even call it a movement, is the #AllLivesMatter of the #MeToo movement.
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A visualization of rape accusations. A 2010 study of all sexual assault reported to a major Northeastern university over a 10-year period found that the prevalence of false allegations is between 2% and 10%. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Men who are falsely accused need more recognition

Gabby Pardo November 27, 2018
#HimToo is on the rise, aiming to raise awareness of men falsely accused of sexual assault.
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Stony Brook’s Title IX process is broken

As modeled by the creator of the #MeToo movement, the incomparable Tarana Burke, we could create spaces where survivors can come together for solidarity, a chance to share their stories and community healing. Together, we could go far beyond.
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Three Korean comfort women photographed in 1944 while being interrogated. The Charles B. Wang center screened I Can Speak, a film exploring the lives of comfort women in Korea under Japanese occupation. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Center for Korean Studies shows Korean film “I Can Speak”

Claudia Motley March 25, 2018
Stony Brook’s Center for Korean Studies at the beginning of the month, released in 2017, the Korean comedy-drama “I Can Speak.”
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Stony Brook students say “Me Too”

Brianne Ledda March 2, 2018
Students, faculty and staff gathered in the Student Activities Center for the #MeToo march hosted by the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance on Wednesday, Feb. 28.
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One in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted on college campuses, but only 10 percent of survivors report their cases. ARACLEY JIMENEZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook needs to reaffirm its commitment to gender equality

Aleeza Kazmi February 20, 2018
I was shocked that a campus administration that has vocalized its support of Dreamers, Muslims and transgender people in this past year alone has not made an active effort to tell the survivors of abuse on its campus that it stands with them.
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One in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted on college campuses, but only 10 percent of survivors report their cases. ARACLEY JIMENEZ/THE STATESMAN

#MeToo helped me too

Mike Adams February 12, 2018
The #MeToo movement wasn’t necessarily fought for me, but I owe every silence breaker an unpayable debt of gratitude.
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