The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have shined a critical light on the problem of sexual abuse in the workplace. Why has it taken so long? Will we finally be able to effect critical change and make work environments safer for women and men alike?
This week, we talk with our guest Verita Black Prothro, about Black Panther, its evolved gender roles and how those affect the onscreen relationships. We also address the issue of toxic masculinity and how loneliness could be contributing to our nation’s shooting crisis. And then there’s drunk sex, and what we all need to understand about consent.
Note: Listen to this podcast only after you have watched Black Panther, unless you love spoilers!
Using your words and asking for explicit consent — to hold someone’s hand, for a hug, if you’d like to call a colleague after hours and chat about non-work stuff — is the surest, easiest, safest way to ensure you’re on the same page.