What do the Aziz Ansari allegations mean to you?
Recent allegations against actor Aziz Ansari have launched a thousand thinkpieces. Depending on your point of view, this is either a death knell to the #metoo movement or just another link in patriarchy's mighty armor.
When local author Katie Anthony first heard the story, her kneejerk reaction was, "Really? That's just a bad date — we've all been on them."
But that reaction made her uncomfortable, so she sat with the idea a bit longer. That process resulted in a blog post, whose genesis she sums up this way: "I believe her; I don't agree with her. I'm telling you this not because I think she is wrong, but because I think I am."
Anthony spoke to Bill Radke about our culture of consent and women's instincts to "pre-emptively minimize our experiences before other people minimize them for us.'"