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In the wake of the #MeToo movement, media and entertainment conglomerates alike have the responsibility of recognizing the talents of formerly ostracized women. However, the recent media attention on the “redemption” tours of certain abusers, notably Mario Batali, Louis C.K., and Matt Lauer, directly opposes this duty. Disproportionate attention to the abusers creates a dichotomy of a “flawed” man versus a “scorned” woman. “Flawed” men receive redemptive opportunities, while “scorned” women face isolation. Within the entertainment industry especially, men receive second (or in the case of Mel Gibson and Woody Allen: third, fourth, fifth, infinite) chances despite their transgressions. Women…

Elizabeth Cook

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