Joined by Sam Conroy from Animation Heroine, we discuss sexual harassment more in-depth: events in recent animation news, laws to know to protect yourself, how to be an advocate for others, as well as how to process all of this for your well-being. Oh, and we bust out some Leslie Knope quotes to make ourselves feel better.
Please note that we are not lawyers, but Sam has researched this topic and shares her findings in this episode and also gives us plenty of ideas of how to seek this information out for ourselves. Most laws shared are specific to California or NY as laws may vary per state.
We’re just two people who were deeply affected by this event and want to share what we’ve learned with you. We’re lucky to have a wonderful support system in each other, and hope that you feel supported, too.
- Know your resources.
- Know your boundaries.
- Vocalize when your boundaries have been crossed.
- Hold each other accountable.
More on the Fair Employment and Housing Act (commonly called “FEHA”):
If you missed WIA and TAG's panel on Sexual Harassment, read about one animator's emotional story here:
Interesting reads surrounding this topic:
Repost from previous episode:
If you’d like to dig in deeper, here is further reading…
About Handling Harassment:
About Harassment in Hollywood and other workplaces:
*Hear Daley read her letter on the ScriptNotes podcast:
*And then hear her discuss sexism and the post-Weinstein era further with ScriptNotes’s John August and Craig Mazin.
Jess and Vicki from the Grilled Cheese & Gin podcast discuss the #metoo movement through their own experiences. Along with the outpouring of stories from my friends and colleagues, this was the cherry on top of my week where I cried. It’s not ok. And you are not alone.
Aminou and Ann from Call Your Girlfriend discuss Weinstein and enablers on these two podcast episodes:
Other related links:
About the Chris Savino case: