What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape

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NBC is backing off plans to develop a new comedy starring Bill Cosby because of the rape allegations against the comedian. And Netflix says it will postpone a Cosby comedy special. As more women come forward with accusations, the media is getting mixed reviews for its handling of the matter. We talk about how far the media has come and how far it still has to go when it comes to covering stories like this.

Credits

Guest:
Helen Benedict - Professor of journalism at Columbia University and author of “Sand Queen” and “Virgin or Vamp: How the Press Covers Sex Crimes.”

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott