Down Girl

Host Lisa Schweitzer, joined by Jennifer Bravo (MPP ’06), Stacy Patterson (EML ’12), and David Sloane to delve into conversation about the book and how we all play a part in the continuity of the patriarchy. How men and women, all of us, contribute to the policing of women in the form of misogyny.

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Judge in Stanford rape case faces recall over sentencing

Associated Press quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on how the recalling of the judge who decided the Brock Turner sexual assault case may threaten judicial independence. And it remains to be seen whether Persky’s academic argument that the recall threatens judicial independence will resonate as deeply as the message against Persky.…

Gretchen Carlson says #MeToo movement ‘just getting started’ during USC Holt Lecture

“My greatest hope is that this will trickle down to the everywoman, because they are the stories that really need to be told,” Carlson said. “The waitress, the teacher, the lawyer, the accountant, the members of our military; I’ve heard from oil-rig operators, police officers, firefighters. It’s everywhere. It’s a pervasive epidemic, so we’re just getting started on the #MeToo movement.”

Women’s Marches return to the Bay Area, nation: ‘People are ready to take action’

The San Jose Mercury News quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on why this year’s women’s march is still a significant political event. Even if the march fails to match last year’s numbers and drama, there is still great value to the newfound women’s movements, said Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a veteran political…