When a perpetrator tells a victim, "Nobody will believe you," he (or she) is often correct. In the consternation over what's becoming a tsunami of sexual harassment and abuse allegations, there are two takeaways for those who are willing to listen. One is encouraging; the other is disheartening. First, the disheartening: When a perpetrator tells a victim, "Nobody will believe you," he (or she) is often correct. For evidence, look at the clergy sex-abuse scandal that has rocked the Catholic Church.
Until making it your home, the only cities you'd associated with Alabama were Montgomery, Selma and Birmingham. Welcome to Alabama, my younger self. Here you are, just 24 years old, moving to a little town in Baldwin County in advance of your wedding. A native of the South, you'd never been to Alabama before you met your fiance. You knew almost nothing about Mobile and, embarrassingly, you didn't even realize Alabama has Gulf beaches. (So much for elementary school geography classes.)
When you open your mouth without engaging your brain, you say stuff like that. There are some things in life that you have to do. You have to put fuel in your car if you want it to move. You have to educate your children if you want to avoid truancy charges. And yes, you have to pay your taxes, unless you'd prefer to go to prison. But here's something you don't have to do: When you don't know all the facts, you do not have to say something stupid.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
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
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
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".