The sexual misconduct allegations against Aziz Ansari, published on Babe.net over the weekend, have turned into the worst kind of Rorschach test. In the piece, a woman who is called "Grace" alleges that Ansari attempted to coerce her into sex. Since its publication, many women have responded to the piece as a clear-cut account of sexual assault.
The 2018 Golden Globes were always going to be a tough night: A seemingly never-ending chain of sexual assault and harassment scandals has consumed the entertainment industry since last fall, and Harvey Weinstein, a man who largely engineered the “awards season” as we know it, has been accused of countless sexual violations.
The phrase “Hollywood activism” summons decades of liberal self-indulgence and empty gestures: “We Are the World” sing-alongs, star-studded PSAs, awareness-raising ribbons at award shows, Bono. It might look good and it might even draw attention, but no one really expects it to change much of anything. When a group of Hollywood actresses announced they would honor the #MeToo movement by wearing black to the Golden Globes, it was quickly written off as a hollow pageant.
I mean it. That Caitlin Flanagan op-ed could have been published at any point after 1992. We're back to refuting Roiphe. Roiphe! I was literally doing all of this when I registered on Wordpress. I thought things were getting better, I really did.
After months of progress, it is very disheartening to be back to refuting the same crappy arguments about rape that I was refuting ten years ago, as if nothing had ever happened. I feel like a ghost trying to make contact with the living.
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
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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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
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".