Ugliness of Cosby case sent me in search of an antidote Women were counting on accuser Andrea Constand’s personal strength and her story to right a wrong too many women have had to endure themselvesA former pro basketball player, Constand, 44, now a Toronto massage therapist, stands 6 feet tall and walks with the natural grace and strength of a powerful athlete. We’re not supposed to talk objectively about the bodies of sexual assault survivors.
These women were counting on Constand’s personal strength and the strength of her story to right a wrong they claimed to have endured themselves, especially when they were young and vulnerable: being sexually assaulted, most of them after being drugged, by one of the most famous, powerful and previously beloved men in the entertainment business. I was struck by Constand’s strength in every image I saw of her. Her shoulders are broad and they needed to be.
In 2011, al-Sharif was a 32-year-old computer scientist, women’s activist and divorced mother of a little boy. She slipped behind the wheel of her own car — a purple Cadillac SUV — and drove herself through the streets of Khobar outside the westernized compound in which she lived and worked in Saudi Arabia. Not once, but twice. Women have had to perform many radical acts over the course of history to gain their civil rights. But who knew driving would be one of them?
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".