Shonda Rhimes—creator of the television shows Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How To Get Away With Murder, and now the media company Shondaland—has built a celebrated career telling the stories of nuanced, compelling characters. She does not care for the term that’s often used to describe such characters when they are anything other than young white men. In its stead, Rhimes advocates a term that reflects the effect of broadening the scope of inclusion: normalizing.
It’s a question asked by people making an earnest effort to wade into a difficult conversation about the better way we can structure workplaces, now that the hideous flaws in the old model have been brought into the open. There’s something vaguely absurd about the premise , as if removing the possibility of abuse leaves us all with nothing to talk about: If I can’t ask work associates to watch me masturbate anymore, what am I supposed to say to them?
“So, what can we say now?”I have heard some version of this question so many times in the last month, as the shockwaves from the allegations against Harvey Weinstein and others rattle our daily interactions. It’s a question asked by people making an earnest effort to wade into a difficult conversation about the better way we can structure workplaces, now that the hideous flaws in the old model have been brought into the open.
1. This is a very good article on the magnitude of harassment/assault faced by hotel workers 2. The fact that it's necessary to have an initiative called "Hands Off, Pants On" is deeply depressing
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".