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9 Female Showrunners On Diversity, Discrimination, & Fighting For Change After #MeToo

By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America - Lena Waithe, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=67931354

From being the only woman in the room to fielding period jokes and making sure there’s space for fellow female creatives, here’s what these showrunners want you to know when it comes to working in TV, or really any male-dominated industry. 
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Dr. Blasey Ford Is All Of Us, And I Believe All Of Us

Thirty years or three hours — time has no meaning when the power to decide has been taken from you. I believe you Dr. Blasey Ford and I believe all of us.

Thirty years or three hours — time has no meaning when the power to decide has been taken from you. I believe you Dr. Blasey Ford and I believe all of us.

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Should You Ask Your Baby For Consent To Change Their Diaper?

Babies can't consent. Period.

I’m not saying consent isn’t important. I’m just saying that a really big part of parenting is helping a small being who isn't yet capable of making important choices for themself survive to adulthood.

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How I Exposed My Yoga Teacher's Abuses On Facebook

Diana Whitney at a #MeToo March on International Women's Day (Photo Credit: Kristopher Radder/ The Reformer)

There is a long history of male yoga teachers using their spiritual power to dominate and abuse women. Yoga is slowly waking and this is my story!

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On Trusting Women And My Own Intuition

After learning about things like intuition, nonverbal cues, gaslighting, etc., I still find myself pausing: Did these things even happen?

" As women, we are taught at an early age to ignore our intuition, and trust in the wisdom of others instead."

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The #MeToo Movement Is Not Making Waves Where I Live​

Photo by Tess Nebula on Unsplash

I doubt a day’s gone by when the #MeToo movement hasn’t been referenced in some way. I thought I’d finally have my day and say in court.

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Dracula Is Really Just Every Rapist And Abuser You Know

Innocent women are the prey for Dracula — showing that no woman is safe, much like now. (image via Wikicommons)

What's more emblematic of the horrors of patriarchy than Dracula films and literature?

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How Dogmatic Perfectionism Nearly Killed Me

Unfortunately I held onto the dogmatic perfectionism.

There was no room for fallibility or even a gray scale of good and bad — perfection was the only option. Dogmatic perfectionism nearly killed me!

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Ask Erin: Am I A Rapist? 

I'm just questioning myself over and over. Do you think I’m a rapist? (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Did I push her into having sex, not physically but verbally? Did I not pick up on her body language? I don’t feel like I raped her, but am I a rapist?

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Aziz Ansari’s Sexual Misconduct Story Highlights The Importance Of Teaching Sex Ed

By Timothy Krause [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

How do we expect adults such as Aziz Ansari to understand the components of consent if we are not emphasizing this type of education as early as possible?

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