Links to today’s show transcripts:
Expert: President Trump Calling His Accusers “Liars” Confirms Women’s Fears of Not Being Believed
Amid the torrent of sexual abuse allegations lodged by women against powerful men, Donald Trump rushed to the defense of Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who stands accused of multiple instances of sexual assault against minors. Meanwhile, CBS News, PBS and Bloomberg all said Tuesday that they’re firing veteran journalist Charlie Rose over multiple accusations of sexual harassment. On Capitol Hill, Congressmember Jackie Speier says she knows of at least two lawmakers who’ve engaged in sexual harassment and has introduced a bill to end a mandatory “cooling off period” before accusers can file claims. Jennifer Drobac is a professor and expert in sexual harassment law at Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
Rebecca Solnit: Ending Sexual Harassment Means Changing Masculinity & Undermining Misogynist Culture
Rebecca Solnit discusses the ongoing stream of sexual harassment allegations by women against powerful men, and what experts say is a pervasive culture of misogyny that enables sexual misconduct towards women. Her recent article is headlined, “Let this flood of women’s stories never cease: On Fighting Foundational Misogyny One Story at a Time.”
FCC Moves to Gut Net Neutrality, Ignoring Public Support & Laws Upholding Equal Internet Access
Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai issued a major order Tuesday in which he outlined his plan to dismantle landmark regulations that ensure equal access to the internet. Pai wants to repeal net neutrality rules that bar internet service providers from stopping or slowing down the delivery of websites and stop companies from charging extra fees for high-quality streaming. A formal vote on the plan is set for December 14th.
Haitians Denied Protected Status Face Deportation to “Nation in Turmoil” After Earthquake, Hurricane
The Trump administration plans to revoke a special immigration program for nearly 60,000 Haitians, many of whom came to the United States after the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Their temporary protected status, or TPS, will now end in July 2019.