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Carey Mulligan’s ‘Promising Young Woman’ debuts in a culture that’s taking a colder attitude toward survivors’ rage

Promising Young Woman” Photo: Focus Features

Illustration: Ashley Floréal

An interview in Hong Kong lingers with me until this day, six months after he was sentenced to prison

In the yoga world’s latest #MeToo episode, activists are rising up against the spiritual institution that failed them


Why did so many women expect Harvey Weinstein to walk?

Photo: Stephanie Keith / Stringer


Women’s bodies are up for grabs, even at the doctor’s office

Photo: Jasmin Merdan/Getty Images

What if women started to believe each other—and found power in the process?

A demonstration against the confirmation Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, 2018. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Two years after women started telling their stories in public, mass confession is giving way to legal actions

Stanford professor Michele Dauber leads a movement to recall the judge who handed down a lenient sentence to Chanel Miller’s rapist. Photo: MediaNews Group/The Mercury News via Getty Images

Who really faces consequences in a post-#MeToo world?

Louis C.K. at the 76th Annual Peabody Awards Ceremony on May 20, 2017. Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Everything from furniture selection to the fact that upperclassmen are more likely to have single rooms increases the risk of assault

Photo illustration/Photo: James Woodson/Getty Images

Weinstein’s ‘Proper Narrative’ Powerpoint shows how abusive men are able to control how they’re covered

Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images

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