This week on CounterSpin: Sexual harassment has been in the news recently because of allegations that GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain sexually harassed women in the 1990s. But what does the way media discuss sexual harassment tell us about how we view women, especially working women? We’ll talk to Julie Berebitsky, professor of history and womens’ studies at Sewanee: The University of the South.
Also on CounterSpin today, the corporate media message on schools and so-called education reform is consistent: more testing, more charter schools, and more pressure to weed out underperforming teachers. But what happens when facts get in the way of this narrative? We’ll talk to Cambridge College professor and Schools Matter blogger Jim Horn about some recent news that challenges the corporate reform script.
–“Burden Still Falls on the Victim,” by Julie Berebitsy (Philadelphia Inquirer, 11/9/11)