What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About #MeToo

Join us for an indepth conversation with JoAnn Wypijewski about her latest work, an indepth look at the #metoo movement as it relates state politics. Joanna will be jouned by journalist and editor Susan Richardson! This event is free and open to the public by you must RSVP via the ticket link for the event link and password. 


In What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About #MeToo, Wypijewski traces the most famous sex panics of recent decades—from the HIV crisis to the pedophile priest panic, Woody Allen to Brett Kavanaugh, child pornography to Abu Ghraib—and turns them inside out, weaving together a searing indictment of modern sexual politics and exposing their myriad connections to expansion of the punitive state. What emerges is an examination of the multiple ways in which the ever-expanding default language of monsters and victims has contributed to the repressive power of the state. Politics exists in the mess of life. Sex does too, Wypijewski insists, and so must sexual politics, to make any sense at all.

JoAnn Wypijewski is a writer and editor based in New York. From 1982 to 2000, she was an editor at the Nation magazine. She has written for the magazine, as well as for Harper’sCounterPunch, the New York Times Magazine, the Guardian, and other publications. She is on the editorial committee of the New Left Review. She was the co-editor with Kevin Alexander Gray and Jeffrey St. Clair, of Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence.
Susan Richardson is a longtime journalist and news editor, with deep political and intellectual commitments. She has worked for major city newspapers including the Sacramento Bee, the Chicago Tribune and the Austin Statesman, where she was a regular columnist in the 1990s. From 2011 to 2013 she was editor of the Texas Observer, and later was editor and publisher of The Chicago Reporter; currently she serves as ceo of the Center for Public Integrity. She has been a Nieman Fellow, a fellow at UT School of Law’s Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, and has written widely on the media, politics and questions of justice both in the newsroom and society. She lives in Washington, DC.



Event date: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Washington, DC 20011
What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About #MeToo: Essays on Sex, Authority and the Mess of Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9781788738057
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Published: Verso - June 2nd, 2020