plethora's review against another edition
Spoilersexual commodification of its female workforce
There are innumerable players involved in these events, and I found it difficult to keep track of everyone's roles. I'm sure this is at least in part by design, if not by the author than by the institutions themselves. I would have benefitted from an organizational chart in many cases. The fragmented telling of this story, while more digestible in its format (and perhaps an indication of the varied articles, segments, and posts that started it all), felt like a choice rather than a necessity. There were times I wished these pieces were brought together differently for a more cohesive work. In terms of the structure, there were times timeline was favoured over subject matter, though this was inconsistent. It was a story in 59 parts. Sorry, 5 parts, 59 chapters, and subdivided further from there. Digestible, mentally helpful, a bit unearned.
All in all, this is an important read. Farrow wasn't afraid to drive the point home in many passages in a way that felt like some small justice in itself during such reeling events. The spark of resistance brought some comfort. He called it like it was in a way that is reminiscent of Chanel Miller. Calling a spade a spade, calling people on their bullshit, staring the message between the lines in the eyes, and yelling it back at them. Engraving it on the record.
It feels good knowing there's someone like Ronan Farrow helping to bear the weight of this crushing patriarchy for us all.
SpoilerMcHugh. Best dad ever.
Graphic: Toxic relationship, Stalking, Sexual violence, Sexual assault, Rape, Misogyny, Sexism, Bullying, Violence, Sexual harassment, and Sexual content
Moderate: Emotional abuse, Suicidal thoughts, Mental illness, and Gaslighting
Minor: Alcohol and Grief
marymccallum99's review against another edition
Graphic: Emotional abuse, Gaslighting, Sexual violence, Sexual harassment, Sexual assault, Rape, and Physical abuse
gabbyardenb's review against another edition