"Equality isn't a game. But achieving it will be the greatest victory. That's why we're committed to fighting for change until we all win." -- Nike "Equality" February 2017 It was a typical Nike/Weiden and Kennedy ad campaign -- beautiful images of athletes coupled with a challenging, eloquent message prompted in part by the renewed surge of racial tension across the country. Trade magazine AdWeek called it "gorgeous and powerful." What few outsiders knew was that Nike has its own "equality" issues. The catch phrase "Until we all win" rang hypocritical and hollow to group of employees, many of them women, who felt unappreciated, under-recognized and shut out of power. For all of the shiny, state-of-the-art marketing and the unmatched run of business success, some had become convinced there was something toxic about the culture behind the berm. At least six executives and senior managers have been forced out since March as tales have surfaced of Nike's bullying "bro" culture. … [Read more...] about Nike’s challenges in #me-too era prompts big media attention
SAN DIEGO — It’s one thing to know your mom committed suicide by jumping off the San Diego-Coronado Bridge. It’s another to know she took you with her.Bertha Loaiza survived that 246-foot-plunge more than 32 years ago. She was 3. The media called her a “miracle,” the first person ever to go over the side and live. People from as far away as Mississippi sent her cards, letters, dolls and stuffed animals as she recovered from eye and leg injuries.The emotional wounds are still healing.Now the lifelong South Bay resident wants to be an advocate for bridge safety and mental-health awareness. She’s speaking out as Caltrans does a feasibility study of suicide barriers on the bridge, where more than 400 people have killed themselves since the span opened in 1969.“I want to be the voice of those who can’t speak,” she said in an interview Thursday, “and the face of those who aren’t ashamed.”Near-fatal fallShe grew up … [Read more...] about ‘She hurt me, but she saved me, too’
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest NJ first lady, in Bergen, says Me Too has given voice to the 'forgotten' New Jersey's first lady Tammy Murphy joined officials in Hackensack, where they gathered to discuss next steps to one goal: an end to sexual violence. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Melanie Anzidei, Staff Writer, @melanieanzidei Published 8:15 p.m. ET April 19, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE The first step was to join forces. Now, the next step is to take action. Local officials on Thursday, alongside New Jersey's first … [Read more...] about NJ first lady, in Bergen, says Me Too has given voice to the ‘forgotten’
In this town, even when you're nobody's baby, you're still everybody's baby. The thing is, that's gotten kind of weird. Visitors from out of town marvel at how nice people are in New Orleans, at how strangers greet each other with charming endearments and we can easily learn more about the guy waiting with us for the streetcar than we know about our own grandmothers by the time we see anything rattling down Canal Street. It's something I love. That little head nod or the "hey, baby, how you doin?" that turns strangers into neighbors, and, here, we can all be neighbors. But now, in a post-#MeToo world, it's all so dang complicated. I started having a hard time with all the babys, sweethearts and sugars before we learned about how Harvey Weinstein treated his female employees, before the city buzzed with the understanding that restaurateur John Besh's company was a fraught place to work for some women. It's because those little words were an entree, an invitation to engage that could so … [Read more...] about Since the Me Too movement, has anything in New Orleans changed?
It makes sense, given the kinship between semi-anonymous podcaster and unknown-listener, that personal stories would be shared on the medium. And since the Me Too hashtag launched a movement last year, they have. Here's a look at podcasts that have taken fresh angles on the sexual harassment discussion, with the help of intimate interviews. Invisibilia: Call out culture What's the price of belonging to a society that immediately ostracizes whoever is labeled a perpetrator? Invisibilia's evocative new episode, out Friday, examines a complicated answer to that question, via the story of young woman who was once a feminist voice in the hardcore music scene. This American Life: Five women On this episode that aired in March, five women talk about their Me Too experience with the same man, and their experiences leading up to that alleged event. The show includes a voice that isn't typically heard in discussions on the topic: the accused man's … [Read more...] about 7 podcasts taking a fresh approach to the Me Too movement