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Woody Allen pulls out the tired “woman scorned” defense

A week after Dylan Farrow spoke out, Woody Allen now has taken to the pages of The New York Times to deny the accusation that he sexually abused his daughter.

Predictably, Allen went straight to that classic of the genre: the angry, crazy ex-lover defense. “Of course” he didn’t molest Dylan. Of course. “So ludicrous”! Mia Farrow is just a spurned woman who used their daughter as a “pawn for revenge” and brainwashed his children to turn them against him. A “strong mother” like Mia can easily do such things. For good measure, he insinuates that she’s a slut, in an open attempt to call into question “the integrity and honesty of a person who conducts her life like ...

A week after Dylan Farrow spoke out, Woody Allen now has taken to the pages of The New York Times to deny the accusation that he sexually abused his daughter.

Predictably, Allen went straight to that ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

“Marriage was a marker of historically anti-gay and anti-feminist normalcy“.

Ann Friedman on believing Dylan Farrow, and why who you believe depends on which story you recognize.

On the role of bystander intervention in preventing sexual assaults.

Why the absence of biracial representation in the media matters.

10 Years after Dove’s “Campaign for Real Beauty”.

Suey Park of #NotYourAsianSidekick defence of Twitter feminism.

“Marriage was a marker of historically anti-gay and anti-feminist normalcy“.

Ann Friedman on believing Dylan Farrow, and why who you believe depends on which story you recognize.

On the role of bystander ...

Don’t be friends with rapists

I’m glad we’ve all agreed to stop watching Woody Allen movies, to delete R. Kelly’s songs from our music libraries. But I also think we need to stop hanging out with the rapists we actually know.

Taking a stand against awful celebrities is important: it sends a clear message to our communities that we won’t tolerate violence. Cutting out of our lives people we never actually knew, though, is a lot easier than refusing to tolerate the abusers that surround us. I’m not talking here about survivors who struggle to leave bad people. I’m talking about the friends, the relatives who decide not to “take a side,” and in doing so, firmly side with rape culture.

I’m glad we’ve all agreed to stop watching Woody Allen movies, to delete R. Kelly’s songs from our music libraries. But I also think we need to stop hanging out with the rapists we ...

Dylan Farrow

Dylan Farrow writes brave open letter about abuse by Woody Allen

*Trigger warning*

Last month, after Woody Allen received the lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes, Mia and Roonan Farrow took to Twitter to denounce Hollywood’s continued acceptance of a man accused of sexually abusing his seven-year-old daughter. This weekend, Dylan Farrow herself wrote an open letter, detailing the sickening crimes and condemning the way the culture has failed her–and all survivors of sexual abuse.

*Trigger warning*

Last month, after Woody Allen received the lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes, Mia and Roonan Farrow took to Twitter to denounce Hollywood’s continued acceptance of a man accused of sexually abusing his seven-year-old daughter. ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

In the [Susan] Sontag archives.

Dylan Farrow speaks out: “There were experts willing to attack my credibility. There were doctors willing to gaslight an abused child.”

Our formidable Samhita Mukhopadhyay on Her: “Is it so far-fetched to believe that this ability to be who you want to be, together with the very real connections we make online, could make for a successful romantic future?”

“Surprise”: White men represented the largest proportion of solo interviews this year on Sunday morning talk shows.

Girls Court brings an all-hands-on-deck approach to the lives of vulnerable girls, especially those forced into prostitution.

White supremacy isn’t a meeting of individuals in white hoods somewhere in the deep ...

In the [Susan] Sontag archives.

Dylan Farrow speaks out: “There were experts willing to attack my credibility. There were doctors willing to gaslight an abused child.”

Our formidable Samhita Mukhopadhyay on Her: “Is it ...

Mia and Ronan Farrow say what we were all thinking about Woody Allen

In case you missed it, last night, the Hollywood Foreign Press presented Woody Allen with the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award in absentia. Allen’s ex Mia Farrow tweeted appropriate shade just minutes before long-time friend Diane Keaton extolled the virtues of the director in a lengthy and weird acceptance speech.

Allen, if you recall, is married to Farrow’s adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn (a relationship that began while Allen and Farrow were together and Soon-Yi was just 19) and has been accused of molesting his adopted 7-year-old daughter “Dylan” in 1992, a story confirmed by her in the October 2013 Vanity Fair issue. Allen denies these accusations. 

In case you missed it, last night, the Hollywood Foreign Press presented Woody Allen with the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award in absentia. Allen’s ex Mia Farrow tweeted appropriate shade just minutes before long-time ...