Al Franken’s Resignation and the Selective Force of #MeToo. On what he called the worst day of his political life, Senator Al Franken articulated two points that are central to understanding what has become known as the #MeToo moment.
In an eleven-minute speech, in which Franken announced his intention to resign from the Senate, he made this much clear: the force that is ending his political career is greater than the truth, and this force operates on only roughly half of this country’s population—those who voted for Hillary Clinton and who consume what we still refer to as mainstream media. There was one notable absence in his speech: Franken did not apologize.
In fact, he made it clear that he disagreed with his accusers. “Some of the allegations against me are simply not true,” he said. “Others I remember very differently.” Still, the force works selectively. Schadenfrauden. Yi-Fei Chen designs a gun for firing her tears. To Understand Rising Inequality, Consider the Janitors at Two Top Companies, Then and Now - The New York Times. Eastman Kodak was one of the technological giants of the 20th century, a dominant seller of film, cameras and other products. It made its founders unfathomably wealthy and created thousands of high-income jobs for executives, engineers and other white-collar professionals. The same is true of Apple today. Living Together, Separately: On Not Sharing A Room With Your Partner.
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We do everything we can to educate our candidate about a client, prepare them for an interview, and make sure the client is pleased with their new hire in the end. In order to do that, we have to supply our candidates with the right tools in their tool box to succeed. Amy Cuddy – Photo from TED.com. One specific tool that we encourage our candidates to utilize is actually a TED Talk.
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