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Mac McClelland and ethical story-telling

TweetLast week, I responded to some of the, I believe, unwarranted criticism Mac McClelland has received for her recent essay on PTSD. Over the weekend, Edwidge Danticat wrote a piece charging that the Haitian rape survivor called K* or Sybille in McClelland’s writing did not consent to having her story told. She says that after [...]
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Fear of the single story: Backlash to Mac McClelland’s PTSD piece

TweetMac McClelland’s recent essay on her battle with PTSD and how violent sex helped her heal was one of the bravest pieces of writing I’ve read in a while. And I’ve gotta agree with Jill that much of the backlash of criticism she’s received “illustrates pretty well why too many women who experience trauma don’t [...]
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The Feministing Five: Mac McClelland

TweetMac McClelland is the human rights reporter for Mother Jones magazine and the author of the book For Us Surrender Is Out of the Question: A Story from Burma’s Never-Ending War. Mac has reported from all over the world, most recently from Haiti and the Gulf of Mexico – she is currently reporting on the [...]
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One easy way to support investigative journalism

TweetDonate to the Investigative Fund. If you know anything about journalism, you know that investigative journalism is expensive. In an era of shrinking newsrooms and doing less with more, journalism that takes months of research is often the first thing to go. Groups like the Investigative Fund keep that kind of reporting alive by supporting [...]
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New report on sexual violence against journalists

TweetThis past winter, when news broke about reporter Lara Logan’s sexual assault in Egypt, Ann wrote that Logan’s decision to make the incident public was extremely personally and professionally brave, given the silence around sexual assault of journalists. Now, it seems it’s helped to break that silence in a pretty big way. Yesterday, the Committee [...]
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