This sexual harassment hellscape

From the Atlantic, Megan Garber on Al Franken, that photo, and trusting the women: From Eve to Aristotle to Sarah Huckabee Sanders, a brief history of looking at half the population and assuming the worst. Kate Harding: I’m a feminist, I study rape culture, and I don’t want Al Franken to resign. Franken case sets off debate over line between abuse and a mistake. Thread: “The reason there’s a concern about disproportionate responses in the last month of sexual misconduct revelations is that we’ve utterly abandoned the rule of law in America”. The 4 redemption narratives we are currently using to minimize this sexual harassment hellscape.

Trump-loving pastor Mark Burns stuns Joy Reid by blurting “morality” is not a necessary qualification for leadership. As we rethink old harassers, let’s talk about Clarence Thomas. In chatlogs, celebrated hacker and activist confesses countless sexual assaults. Rape in the storage room, groping at the bar — why is the restaurant industry so terrible for women? Every six weeks for more than 36 years: When will sex abuse in Olympic sports end? The TED talks empire has been grappling with sexual harassment, interviews and internal emails show. “He was masturbating, I felt like crying”: What housekeepers endure to clean hotel rooms. Sarah Leonard on how to stop the predators who aren’t famous.

Lawyers call White House sexual harassment policy “useless”. After Al Franken and Roy Moore, we are dangerously close to botching the #MeToo moment. Should women’s rights be in the constitution? Equal Rights Amendments gets big push after Me Too movement.