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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 24–33.
Published: 01 May 2019
... recent iteration has been its elucidation of sexual harassment in the workplace. While there has undoubtedly been political utility in acknowledging the pervasiveness of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and other kinds of sexual injury writ large, we risk losing the lessons of what must be remedied if...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 157–188.
Published: 01 May 2019
... to overhaul not only its policies but its sexual culture. © 2019 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2019 epistemology Larry Nassar Michigan State University queer theory sexual harassment sports Title IX Discourse on sexual harassment is...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 96–125.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... Remedies for these injuries frequently gesture toward heteronormative or otherwise regulatory racialized sexual scripts. Stories of African American male celebrities accused of sexual harassment and assault are frequently marked by stories of marital alibis. In discussions of Bill Cosby, Michael Jackson...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 34–54.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2019 Catharine MacKinnon children #MeToo rape sex inequality sexual harassment It is hard to diagnose a sex panic when you are in one. Only with the hindsight of generational perspective, “when some of the smoke...
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differences (1 September 2002) 13 (2): 127–158.
Published: 01 September 2002
...- homa, accused the judge, a candidate for the Supreme Court, of sexual harassment. These allegations concerned a prior period (1981–1983), when he was her supervisor in Washington. Of course, it was a matter of Congressional...
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differences (1 September 2007) 18 (2): 1–23.
Published: 01 September 2007
... Films, 2000 . Lévi-Strauss, Claude. The Elementary Structures of Kinship . Trans. James Harle Bell, John Richard, and Rodney Needham. Boston: Beacon, 1969 . MacKinnon, Catharine. Sexual Harassment of Working Women: A Case of Sex Discrimination . New Haven, ct: Yale up, 1979 . Meritor...
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differences (1 May 2013) 24 (1): 55–103.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Joseph Fischel This essay argues that the “consenting adult,” while politically seductive and exonerative, is ultimately a perverted figure for progressive sexual politics. Valorized, the “consenting adult” generates a moralized portraiture of good and bad sexual personae rather than propelling...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 91–99.
Published: 01 May 2019
... very specter of the gay pedophile commentators were attempting to ward off. As a series of men—now numbering thirty—began to come forth with new charges against Spacey, one issue was clarified: Spacey was a serial sexual harasser, not very different from the scores of powerful heterosexual men accused...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 May 2019
...-potatoes feminist issue of sexual discrimination, harassment, and violence while offering student generations a larger venue for the protests they staged on college campuses that had institutionalized an approach to sexual assault largely as problems of public relations and underage drinking. For many...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 82–90.
Published: 01 May 2019
... absence of legal convictions or criminal behavior. The two categories, legal and cultural, become intermeshed and overlapped within sex panics, most often seen in the interchanging of terms such as rape , sexual assault , sexual predator , pedophile , and sexual harassment , all of which have...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 148–156.
Published: 01 May 2019
... of sexual crime and sexual misdemeanor that specified the meaning of consent, including especially the category of “unwantedness” that grew up within sexual harassment law (MacKinnon and Siegal). Feminist fights to curtail and criminalize some sexual behaviors—such as rape within marriage—worked...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 100–118.
Published: 01 May 2019
... harassment looks a great deal like ordinary heterosexual initiation under conditions of gender inequality” (112). “The moment women ‘have’ it—‘have sex’ in the dual gender/sexuality sense—it is lost as theirs. To have it is to have it taken away” (172–73). Several readers, most notably Brown and Janet Halley...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 197–227.
Published: 01 May 2019
... it later and punish their partners” ( Halley 259 ). Jacob Gersen and Jeannie Suk also amplify a concern about placing the regulatory and punitive force of law behind consent. They trace the expansion of the “sex bureaucracy,” where “nonviolent, non-harassing, voluntary sexual conduct— whether...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 103–124.
Published: 01 September 2016
... case, to argue, to find the words for gender wrongs. In the past half century, the language to express the wrongs done to women has grown immensely: “gender inequality,” “gender discrimination,” “sexism,” “sexual harassment,” “glass ceiling,” “gender gap,” “empowerment,” “intersectionality,” and much...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 63–81.
Published: 01 May 2019
...), feminism as a structure of desire does not depend, for its sense, force, or direction, on anything in the world at all . Perhaps the most recent episode in feminist disappointment in the United States is #MeToo, a national movement against sexual assault, harassment, and abuse that has, in some cases...
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differences (1 May 2011) 22 (1): 172–228.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Dicle Koğacioğlu This article begins with the observation that the honor crime (the murder of a woman by her family because of actual or deemed sexual acts that are considered an offense to the culturally defined terms of family honor) has received increasing attention in Turkey during the last...
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differences (1 September 2015) 26 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2015
... to ruin women who are seen on them; identifiability leads not to the end of sexual harassment, but rather to the justification of it (e.g., of course x was assaulted: she is always walking alone on the street). They thus argue for mass loitering because it creates mixtures and possibilities that...
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differences (1 September 2018) 29 (2): 154–188.
Published: 01 September 2018
... biologically in the conventional sense of the nuclear family and constructed more broadly to include a sisterhood of fictive kin—to reimagine how black marriage, sexuality, and kinship are popularly understood. The reliance on queer voices in both Lemonade and 4:44 is parsed in light of the erasure of...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 15–23.
Published: 01 May 2019
... commentary on the psychic life of gender today. The past year saw the advent of a social media–based phenomenon, #MeToo, that has galvanized feminists across the political spectrum through the shared, serial revelation of sexual abuse and harassment in (and beyond) the workplace. Apart from the visceral...
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differences (1 December 2002) 13 (3): 64–82.
Published: 01 December 2002
... . ———. The World in Fragments . Ed. and Trans. David Ames Curtis. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1997 . Cornell, Drucilla. At the Heart of Freedom: Feminism,Sex, and Equality . Princeton: Princeton UP, 1998 . ———. The Imaginary Domain: Abortion,Pornography, and Sexual Harassment . New York: Routledge, 1995...