After feminist website Babe.net published an account of a woman who said comedian Aziz Ansari violated her during a date, a backlash ensued. The story documented a detailed account of a date in which the woman said Ansari was pushing her to have sex, despite her indicatications that she wasn’t into it. In a statement, Ansari said they engaged in sexual activity “which by all indications was completely consensual.” Now there’s a debate over whether this was sexual assault or an all-too-common bad sexual encounter? Is this a turning point for the whole Me Too phenomenon?
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The late Joe Frank (Photo by Steve Laufer)
Radio great Joe Frank has died. He had a long radio career, including decades at KCRW. Frank’s storytelling influenced many young radio journalists, who had never heard anything quite like him before. This includes ‘This American Life’ host, Ira Glass, who shares what it was like to be a young production assistant for Frank.
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