In her summer cover story for the Scholar, “In the Labyrinth of #MeToo,” Sandra M. Gilbert looks at how far the newest feminist movement has come—and how far we have to go yet to achieve feminism’s goals. Her essay places the latest wave in the mythic feminist tradition, expresses her qualms about certain directions the movement has taken, and asks how we should regard the work of artists whose offensive behavior has been revealed. On our podcast, she these questions and much more.
Go beyond the episode:
- “An Open Letter from Dylan Farrow,” and her first television interview detailing her sexual assault allegations against Woody Allen
- The full letter that the survivor in the Stanford rape case read at Brock Turner’s trial
- Roxane Gay, “Can I Enjoy the Art but Denounce the Artist?”
- Hadley Freeman, “What does Hollywood’s reverence for child rapist Roman Polanski tell us?”
- A. O. Scott, “My Woody Allen Problem”
- Claire Dederer, “What Do We Do with the Art of Monstrous Men?”
- Jason Farago, “Gaugin: It’s Not Just Genius vs. Monster”
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