Amanda Palmer & Jasmine Power - Mr. Weinstein Will See You Now (Official Video | NSFW)

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Amanda Palmer
As originally published on her website

k, deep breath.

last night in los angeles (where i just finished tracking my new record on wednesday, can i get an AMEN), i held a free screening for this video. a few hundred people came to a cinema to watch the clip and ask questions, and i passed the mic around. many women - and it is really important to add, also men - shared painfully personal stories of their own experience with rape, assault, surviving, and their anger at what is happening in our country right now. 

i hugged a lot of people. there were tears. if you were there, thank you for coming and holding the space. it was a much-needed collective howl. 

and now:

it's time. i've been working on this video project for months and it is with a strangely heavy heart that i admit: the timing is uncanny. 

we set the release date for today - october 5th - because it was the one year anniversary of the new york times exposé on harvey weinstein.

as i sit here typing this, we await the decision of the senate to confirm brett kavanaugh, and the news isn't looking particularly promising. in fact, it's looking pretty appalling. i am holding my breath. 

and i feel like i've been holding my breath for 42 years. 

so many women i know right now feel a kind of shapeless, exhausting and indescribable rage. rage at not feeling seen. rage at not being believed. rage at being thrown under the train when a man's job or reputation is at stake. 

our reproductive rights - and therefore, our human rights - are in grave danger of being slashed and burned. and the frenzy around politics and the supreme court decision points to something much darker, much deeper and much more broken about our society. 

many of the women i know and work with don't know what to do with this rage. how to harness it, what to do with it. it's exhausting, it's overwhelming. what can women do to effectively combat what feels like a full-on assault of our human-hood?

i don't know. all we can do is try to answer that question.

so one weekend this past july in brooklyn, in a run-down old church rectory, sixty women (and a few men, see below) got together to try.

this is the video we made together.

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editor, Film & MediaErin Bagwell