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What Does Bill Cosby’s Release Mean for the #MeToo Movement?

Cosby’s release from prison was shocking. How much does it matter?

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Episode Notes

On this week’s episode of The Waves, author and professor of history at Georgetown University Marcia Chatelain and Slate staff writer Lili Loofbourow dissect Bill Cosby’s release from prison, and what that could mean for the #MeToo movement. First they unpack exactly what happened in the Cosby case. Then they get into the potential ripple effects it could have on victims seeking justice more broadly.

In Slate Plus: Lili and Marcia continue our Gateway Feminism segment. Marcia talks about having to wear Catholic school uniforms, and Lili delves into why watching My Best Friend’s Wedding helped make her a feminist.

Recommendations

Lili: The Netflix show Money Heist.
Marcia: As much Real Housewives on Bravo that you can handle.

Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.

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