It’s not just O’Reilly and Weinstein: Sexual violence is a ‘global pandemic’

(l) Bill O’Reilly at the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, CC BY 3.0, (r)Harvey Weinstein at the 2011 Time 100 Gala. (Photo credit: David Shankbone, CC BY 3.0) Valerie Dobiesz, Harvard University and Julia Brooks, Harvard University The recent exposure of widespread sexual predation in the American media industry, from Harvey Weinstein to Bill O’Reilly, has …

Can transgender TV characters help bridge an ideological divide?

file404/shutterstock.com Erica L. Rosenthal, University of Southern California and Traci Gillig, University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism In 2014, Time magazine declared American culture had reached a “transgender tipping point,” with transgender people achieving unprecedented media visibility. However, in light of recent policy shifts – such as the White House’s rollback …