In light of the perpetually expanding list of people accused of sexual abuse in the entertainment industry, we speak to journalist Amanda Hess about her New York Times article »How the Myth of the Artistic Genius Excuses the Abuse of Women«.
Host Christina Jeurling Birro speaks to Hess about separating the art from the artist, an industry in denial, why the myth of the artistic genius has been used to excuse abusive behavior, Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K., the power of journalism, how we should continue covering this story and more.
Journalist Amanda Hess has written for Wired, the LA Times, Elle, Slate and The New York
Times, upon many more. In 2016, she was named one of three inaugural David Carr
Fellowship recipients at The New York Times. Hess has previously written about the
misogynistic online harassment of women in her widely discussed 2014 article »Why Women Aren't Welcome on the Internet«, a topic she often returns to.
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