Trigger Warning: Rape
Popはいまでも映画“The Birth of a Nation”に賞賛を送るだろうか、作品を監督/主演したNate Parkerの過去のレイプ疑惑が明らかになった後でも？
Gregg Popovich is the NBA’s most ‘woke’ coach
November 9, 2016 | The Undefeated
“It’s pretty obvious that the national stain of slavery continues to permeate our social system in this country,” Popovich told The Undefeated. “People want to ignore it, don’t want to talk about it, because it’s inconvenient. And when I saw Birth of a Nation when Tony brought it to San Antonio, I thought it was a great way to slap people right straight in the face. Not just say, ‘That slavery thing. There was probably cotton fields, it’s kind of hard.’ It was hard and disgusting and humiliating and life-defeating.
奴隷制と同じように、レイプについても人は話したがらず、“hard and disgusting and humiliating and life-defeating”という言葉が当てはまる。
Nate Parker and the Limits of Empathy
The New York Times | by Roxane Gay | AUG. 19, 2016
I cannot separate the art and the artist, just as I cannot separate my blackness and my continuing desire for more representation of the black experience in film from my womanhood, my feminism, my own history of sexual violence, my humanity.
“The Birth of a Nation” is being billed as an important movie — something we must see, a story that demands to be heard. I have not yet seen the movie, and now I won’t. Just as I cannot compartmentalize the various markers of my identity, I cannot value a movie, no matter how good or “important” it might be, over the dignity of a woman whose story should be seen as just as important, a woman who is no longer alive to speak for herself, or benefit from any measure of justice. No amount of empathy could make that possible.
Nate Parker’s Birth of a Nation expected to lose millions for Fox
The studio paid $17.5m for Nate Parker’s film after it won the grand jury prize and audience award at Sundance film festival in January, setting a festival record. Early critical response led to it being seen as a frontrunner for the best picture Oscar.
However, after a 61% drop in box office in its second week in US cinemas, it seems likely that the film will end up making a net loss. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Fox Searchlight had spent an estimated $18m on marketing, and expects to lose $5m to $10m.
Anti-rape protesters demonstrated outside one screening in Los Angeles “for those who were directly affected by the actions of both Nate Parker and those seeking to glorify him despite his negligence in addressing the issue of rape culture while simultaneously perpetuating it”.
by 猿渡由紀 | Yahoo!ニュース
The unsettling familiarity of the Derrick Rose rape trial
by Lindsay Gibbs | Oct 7, 2016 | ThinkProgress
Their strategy is reminiscent of Bryant’s defense in the face of his own rape allegations. While that case never officially went in front of a jury, Bryant’s attorney Pamela Mackey used the preliminary hearing almost solely to shame the alleged victim. Not only did she use the alleged victim’s sexual history against her and publicly accuse her of having sex with three men in three days, but she also used the alleged victim’s real name in court a staggering six times.
“Rose’s attorneys used Pamela Mackey’s playbook,” Katherine Redmond Brown, founder of the National Coalition of Violent Athletes, told ThinkProgress, referring to dogged attempts throughout the past year by Rose’s team to paint Doe as sexually adventurous and remove her veil of anonymity. […]