Month: December 2017

12-20-17 – Money. Power. Respect.

Immigrants Processed At The McAllen Border Patrol Station in McAllen, Texas

Image Credit: Rewire|John Moore, Getty Images

“Controllers, abusers and manipulative people don’t question themselves. They don’t ask themselves if the problem is them. They always say the problem is someone else.” – Darlene Ouimet

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Hey Family,

If there is one thing we can learn from all of the sexual assault and abuse allegations as women come forward, it’s that the larger context of the conversation should be about abuse of power. One such power that should not exist in our common discourse. But as these archaic institutions begin to topple, we cant forget about the many people, in various institutions that continue to be affected by this.

Rewire has done some analysis and an investigation into sexual abuse at detention centers in Texas and I am pleased to have Tina Vasquez, immigration reporter for Rewire on the program with me.  She work uncovering this long-standing abuse needs to be highlighted.

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12-06-17 – To Stand The Test Of TIME

Person of the Year

Image Credit: Time Inc.

“Just because I move through public space, doesn’t mean my body is public space” – Anon

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I am loving Time Inc.‘s decision to put the women who have been speaking out against workplace harassment on the cover of the magazine to highlight their stories as the “person’s of the year“. It is these stories, and the stories of so many other people that have endured harassment over decades that need to be praised.

One aspect of this story however, has been left out of the conversation. In all of the kudos for the women who are able to come forward, there are countless victims who are left out of the conversation.  The women who cannot speak out, whether through threats or intimidation, or some, with a well known workplace document, binding them from saying anything.  These so called “Secrecy Agreements” are nondisclosure agreements companies have workers sign after they have be terminated, that legally prohibits them from carrying out lawsuits against the company or persons within the company after they have been dismissed. This can include sexual harassment complaints against employees.

On the program today, Leslie Bailey, Staff Attorney for Public Justice will discuss how these agreements enable the workplace harassment culture that victims have endured for years–and how she is working to end these agreements.  Because continuing only protects the harassers.

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