Why the Me Too Movement Is Yet to Make an Impact in the World of Standup

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By Bonnie Stiernberg It’s been several years since the Me Too movement encouraged women everywhere to speak up about the abuse and harassment they’ve suffered at the hands of predatory men. And yet, as a new piece in The Hollywood Reporterpoints out, the world of standup comedy remains largely unaffected; misogyny continues to run rampant in the industry, men who have been accused of harassing or abusing women continue to perform and tour free of consequences, and the women who accuse them are often blacklisted. Part of the reason for that, the article suggests, is because in the comedy world …

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