Jessica Bennett

Jessica Bennett appears in the following:

How to Be a Male Ally for the #MeToo Movement

Friday, February 09, 2018

What does a "male ally" look like, in the #MeToo movement? The editor-in-chief of Jezebel and The New York Times' gender editor weigh in here. 

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Covering the Red Carpet: What Needs to Change?

Friday, February 02, 2018

In the era of #MeToo, how have the big awards been covered this year, and what could be done better moving forward? 

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A 70-Year-Old Photograph, A Brand New Lens

Friday, January 26, 2018

The Takeaway reexamines an iconic WWII-era photo, and whether it takes on new meaning in the #MeToo era when the woman's side of the story is brought to light.

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How to Consume Pop Culture in Light of #MeToo

Thursday, January 25, 2018

As the #MeToo reckoning continues in this country, what do we make of the art and popular culture that suddenly feels outdated?

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"Dream Crushers": #MeToo Reveals the Careers that Could Have Been

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

What happens to women who speak up about sexual harassment and assault in the workplace? A look at the phenomenon of "dream crushers."

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Hopes and Fears for #MeToo in 2018

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Jessica Bennett of The New York Times and Koa Beck of Jezebel bring us their hopes — and fears — for the future of the #MeToo movement and its coverage.

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Meet the Gender Editor

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The gender editor for The New York Times talks about the media's role in the conversation around sexual harassment.

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How Journalists Corroborate Sexual Harassment and Assault Claims

Monday, December 18, 2017

When journalists report on allegations of sexual harassment and assault, they seek to corroborate the claims made by victims. But this is often easier said than done. 

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Fiction that Strikes a #MeToo Chord

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A conversation about what made a piece of short fiction in The New Yorker — "Cat Person" — ring so true for readers in this #MeToo moment.

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Covering Gender in the Age of #MeToo

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

The new editor-in-chief of Jezebel talks with the new gender editor at The New York Times as we continue to grapple with allegations at our own workplace here at WNYC. 

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Beauty Works

Friday, July 23, 2010

In a struggling economy with more people competing for the same jobs, how much does the "beauty premium" matter? Jessica Bennett, senior writer at Newsweek, explores the effects of physical attractiveness in the Newsweek special report "The Beauty Advantage".

Tell us what you think about the role of looks in the workplace. Do you think attractiveness is ever a disadvantage? How much do you think it matters when you're job-hunting? Leave your comment below!

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Not Your Mother's Sexism

Friday, March 26, 2010

Forty years ago, a group of women sued Newsweek magazine for sex discrimination. Jessica Bennett, senior Newsweek writer, and Lynn Povich, the magazine’s first female senior editor and one of the original litigants, reflect on the suit and talk about what’s changed and what hasn’t for women in ...

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