Chloe Dykstra details emotionally and sexually abusive relationship with nerd-culture mogul

Actress and professional cosplayer Chloe Dykstra has published a lengthy autobiographical essay on her Medium account, in which she accuses an unnamed ex-boyfriend of sexually and emotionally abusing her throughout the entire tenure of their long-term relationship. In the post, Dykstra says she’s not “intending to…

Woody Allen thinks he should be the "poster boy" for #MeToo—but, like, in a good way

Today in, “I don’t think that means what you think it means,” Woody Allen says in a new interview that he should be “the poster boy for the #MeToo Movement”—which he kind of already is, as an example of a powerful man whose career has continued unabated despite allegations of sexual abuse. Allen doesn’t mean it like…

“That is a power base ”: #MeToo founder Tarana Burke tells Trevor Noah survivors are just getting started

On the day when copiously alleged sexual predator Harvey Weinstein was indicted for rape among other crimes, The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah asked Tarana Burke, if such news “brings [her] joy.” Burke, who founded the #MeToo movement to give voice to survivors of sexual violence over a decade ago, explained patiently that…

Sarah Silverman speaks out on Al Franken, Louis CK, and Roseanne

Sarah Silverman’s been choosing empathy over antagonizing as of late, with her Hulu series I Love You, America finding the foul-mouthed comedian working to find common ground with those across the political divide. She’s also been vocal about the #MeToo movement, since several of her close friends in the comedy…

Krysten Ritter and Melissa Rosenberg on the transformative power of Jessica Jones’ anger

Despite a nearly three-year hiatus, the second season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones hit Netflix on International Women’s Day as fired up as ever. The new episodes find the private eye, played with laconic perfection by Krysten Ritter, dredging up secrets from her own past for a change. She’s still very close to her best…

MTV study suggests the #MeToo movement might actually be changing how young men behave

The #MeToo movement—i.e., the concentrated effort to make it clear, mostly to men, just how often women in our society face sexual harassment, assault, and threats to their lives on a disturbingly frequent basis—has been going for a while now, powered in part by recent revelations about the attitudes and behaviors of…

Gabrielle Union critiques the #MeToo movement: “I think the floodgates have opened for white women”

Gabrielle Union has a long history of speaking out against sexual predators. The Being Mary Jane star has been forthcoming about her own sexual assault in interviews and her new memoir, We’re Going To Need More Wine. Union’s had to be because, as she recently pointed out to the New York Times, media coverage of sexual…

An incomplete, depressingly long list of celebrities’ sexual assault and harassment stories [UPDATED]

Over the weekend, a campaign started 10 years ago by a black woman, activist Tarana Burke, to encourage “empowerment through empathy” re-emerged as a response to last week’s soul-crushing torrent of sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein. (Actress Alyssa Milano, widely credited with jump-starting the…