The Solution: Kathleen Kennedy reminds me of the 53 percent of white women who voted for Trump — who found more protection, power, and solidarity with their race than with their gender.
exemplifies the human tendency, in times of tragedy, to latch on to the most readily available solution to a complex problem. This lack of accountability occurred despite the deadly use of a chokehold, Goodman & Baker, . 7, 2014, PM), [ (discussing the chokehold ban, but adding that the department has still received over 1000 allegations of chokeholds between 20).
But as the outcome of Garner’s case demonstrates, even when high-quality, graphic footage is available, officers may still not be indicted, let alone convicted. The ban “specifically [does] not distinguish between various types of holds, but rather ban[s] them categorically.” Ian Fisher, Moreover, body cameras are a powerful — and indiscriminate — technology.
But by selectively choosing which stars to put through the wringer, the media becomes complicit in this cycle of easy forgiveness and celebrity-related amnesia.” The Solution: There are at least three tiers of guilty parties inherent in this Lady Problem. According to The Wrap, Affleck's PR team is already “mobilizing” to defend him against the surfacing of these sexual-assault accusations and has successfully gotten another Daily Beast reporter to take down a tweet sharing the story and kept the rest of the campaign “rolling on flawlessly.” Though we have no way of knowing for sure if he’s innocent or guilty, the stacks of similar-sounding allegations here certainly don't paint a glowing portrait of this dude.
At best, Casey Affleck sounds like he's a fucking dick to women.
Lady Problems is a weekly column that looks at how the entertainment industry — and its corresponding culture and constituents — is treating women in a given week.
(Hint: It will almost always be “poorly.”) Every Thursday we’ll review the week's most significant woman-centric conflicts, then provide a brilliant solution to each problem that nobody in Hollywood will ever listen to or enforce.
’ once he learned her age, and suggesting that she and a male crew member reproduce.” White also described an incident where she was “prevented from returning to her bedroom during shooting, because Affleck and [Joaquin] Phoenix had locked themselves in her room with two women where they had sex with them (Affleck was married to and had two children with Phoenix’s sister, Summer, at the time — though the couple recently split).” White alleged that “Affleck attempted to manipulate her into sharing a hotel room with him,” and “when she resisted, he grabbed her threateningly and attempted to scare her into submission.” Affleck “then allegedly proceeded to send White abusive text messages, calling her ‘profane names’ for refusing to stay with him.” Magdalena Gorka, the film’s director of photography, described the way Affleck treated her on the film set as “the most traumatizing of her career.” According to Gorka — who Zimmerman explains was, at the time, the only woman actively working on the film — Affleck and other members of the production team “openly talked about engaging in sexual activities with her, and jokingly suggested that she have sex with the camera assistant, a good friend of Affleck's.” One night, Gorka alleged, “she awoke in the middle of the night to find Affleck ...
curled up next to her in the bed wearing only his underwear and a T-shirt.
The hope was that video recordings of police-civilian interactions would deter officer misconduct and eliminate the ambiguity present in cases like Michael Brown’s, making it easier to punish officers’ use of excessive force. 25, 2014, PM), (“Civil liberties advocates argue that video records prevent cops from abusing their authority, while law enforcement groups note that a person cannot falsely accuse an officer if their encounter is recorded.”).
Indeed, on December 1, 2014 — two days prior to the grand jury decision in Garner’s case — President Obama announced 3 million in federal funding to allow law enforcement agencies “to purchase body-worn cameras and improve training.” note 10.
The outrage over Officer Pantaleo’s nonindictment presents an interesting challenge for reformers.