Creator Of 'Shitty Media Men' List Comes Forward

Creator Of 'Shitty Media Men' List Comes Forward

Moira Donegan revealed her identity as Harper's Magazine prepared to run a piece on the list in its March edition, the Times said.

It's unclear which job Donegan was referring to in the article.

The list's proponents have stated that while it could draw false accusations, it is still necessary to democratize the "whisper network" of harassment that protects women from predatory behavior in media, as media institutions have largely failed women.

Her name is Moira Donegan.

Donegan didn't specify what job she lost.

"The experience of making the spreadsheet has shown me that it is still explosive, radical, and productively risky for women to say what we mean", Donegan later writes. The headline has also been clarified to indicate that Donegan "outed" her identity as the creator of the list, rather than "doxxed" herself - which typically refers to revealing personal information like a home address or phone number that can be used to target the subject. The list allowed contributors to anonymously name the misconduct of men in media.

The author of a list that documented names of men from the media industry who have been accused of sexually inappropriate behaviour, has come forward claiming the document was meant to encourage women to share their harrassment stories without being discredited or judged. "As Jenna Wortham pointed out in The New York Times Magazine, they are also prone to exclude women of color".

"None of this was what I thought was going to happen", she explains.

"I was naive because I did not understand the forces that would make the document go viral".

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She added that the list was a "very small part" of her piece and that the question of who created it "was not in any way important to the piece". "What I got instead was a much broader reckoning with abuses of power that spanned an industry".

The document also had a huge impact on her own life, Donegan wrote.

Roiphe is known for her inconveniently clear-eyed takedown of campus sex panic, nearly a quarter century ago.

In a show of real solidarity, other women stepped in to provide those protections for Donegan while she was anonymous.

She said the document was meant to be private and naively did not foresee that it could go viral or be picked up by the media. When it was alleged on Tuesday that Roiphe was intending to name the creator of the Shitty Men in Media list - an anonymized spreadsheet of mostly NY media men and their various sexual offenses that was live for less than one day in October, and on which my feelings are very clear (it ruled) - the feminist internet rightly erupted. Her honesty and introspection demonstrate more bravery than the indignant Twitter mob that rose to protect her. As I've argued before, social media has played a large role in democratizing the media, making it less of a nepotistic clusterfuck - a place that rewards and promotes people like Katie Roiphe - and more of a meritocracy (there are bad things and good things about this shift, but I mostly hope that it prevents another John Podhoretz from happening). The director has since disabled her Twitter page. News 4 obtained a recording from the woman's ex-husband in which the unidentified woman detailed her alleged affair with Greitens, including how after one intimate moment, he put a blindfold on her.

Below, more on the list and the reaction to the controversy surrounding naming it's creator.

The author of the Harper's piece, essayist Katie Roiphe, told the Times in an email that her piece did not name the woman. "All of this was terrifying. I still don't know what kind of future awaits me now that I've stopped hiding", she added.

Donegan continued, "The spreadsheet did not ask how women responded to men's inappropriate behavior; it did not ask what you were wearing or whether you'd had anything to drink". "The experience of making the spreadsheet has shown me that it is still explosive, radical, and productively risky for women to say what we mean", Donegan writes. As the stories accumulated and it became clear that many, many more women were using the document than I had ever imagined, I realised that I had created something that had grown rapidly beyond my control.

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