Can we separate our appreciation of an artist's work from our condemnation when we learn that he was abusing his power while he was making his art? Or should we include this new knowledge in our assessment of the work? Northeastern philosophy professors Sheila Winborne and Candice Delmas, who have studied this dilemma in the wake of #MeToo, discuss whether the answer is to boycott, or to educate.
Individuals who have been victims of oppression or abuse have found hastags to be an effective way to increase the scope and effect of their activism. Northeastern researchers Sarah Jackson, Moya Bailey and Brooke Foucault Welles have created an interdisciplinary project that studies and explains how hashtags acquire their followings.
As the proliferation of voices continues to put sexual harassment in the spotlight, what will be the psychological impacts on victims? How can those dealing with trauma get the mental health care they need? Christie Rizzo, associate professor of applied psychology in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, answers these questions and more.