#Metoo has led many people to share their experiences with sexual harassment and sexual assault. It’s sparked conversations and controversy and maybe even cultural change. Unsettled: Mapping #Metoo is a podcast from Iowa Public Radio dedicated to conversations about the impact of #MeToo and what comes next.
Egregious Acts of Coercion
Human trafficking is one of the world’s largest criminal industries. It’s a form of human slavery, often a form of sexual exploitation, and it happens everywhere, even in Iowa.
Pain, Shame, and Fear
"Men are afraid women will reject them. Women are afraid men will kill them." This is a phrase we've seen quoted all over the internet since #MeToo went viral last year.
Should We Still Watch The Cosby Show?
When a well-known and influential writer, actor, or filmmaker gets accused of inappropriate or even illegal behavior, what happens to their body of work? Has the art that was created lost its value? How should people who loved and were influenced by that art respond?
More Than the Birds and the Bees, Talking to Kids about #MeToo
Talking to kids about sex has long been a challenge for parents, and these conversations often focus solely on the prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
Defining the "Man Box" and Breaking it Down
#MeToo continues to be a powerful conversation starter about power dynamics and gender roles, and phrases like "toxic masculinity" are becoming mainstream.
The Case of Mollie Tibbetts, Murdered While Running
In July of 2018, 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts of Brooklyn, Iowa went out for a run and never came home. More than a month later, her body was found in a cornfield.