3. Kesha Endures Abuse Within the Legal System.
Everyone knows the “golden rule”; the one unifying concept between the playground and adult civil society; the old adage we all recite with confidence: “Treat Corporations The Way You Want To Be Treated.” In particular, the American legal system exhibits a profound understanding of the concept--unless, of course, you were to swap the word “corporation” for “woman,” in which case the system would probs say something like, “Treat Women The Way Legal Pawns Would Want To Be Treated If Only They Had The Capacity To ‘Want,’ Seeing As They Are Inanimate And Unfeeling Objects.” Lol, too harsh? Nah, because here’s the thing: singer and pop icon Kesha, famous for her party anthems of a by-gone (high school gym) era, has found herself utterly trapped in a contract with Sony, and a music producer who has allegedly been sexually abusing her for almost a decade. When Kesha and her legal team sued for the contract to be broken while the assault allegations are being settled, the ruling basically stated that the company (Sony) would face ‘irreparable harm’ if they had to sever that valuable contract--never mind the harm that Kesha would endure under the duress of reliving her trauma at work--and thus, the contract shall stay intact. For many, this case is a wake-up call that our people, specifically women, are valued less as human beings than corporations are. Read more of our thoughts, and propose solutions, here.