"Åja, you are the editor? Sorry. I thought we had the desk".
So began the conversation between me, fresh lokalredaktør in Night&Day, and an influential man affiliated with the newspaper at a coffee shop in Oslo in 2011. I felt stupid, and wondered if it was normal that men talked on the way. At the same time, I insult that such an unattractive man could insinuere that we had had sex - he was much older than me also.
"You can be the flower girl" said another of the national editorial board during an awards ceremony the same year. It was not important what I had done by hard work, or that I had written something smart, rather, it was not important what the female writers in Oslo-the editors believed.
Female contributors should be gledespiker who gave flowers and was with the "daring" photos on the press in the newspaper later.
I felt uncomfortable (in the sense of the word) this evening also, where I put way too well-dressed, dull looking and with a Fjällräven-anorakk, which only proclaimed "Generation Seriously with the humanities-subjects". I could just as gladly taken me speideruniform.
I said up to the job my in 2012 after three years. Matt and burnt out because jobbkontrakten never arrived at the place, and the promised lønnsøkninga nor was anything off. The same year, I was huka enter in the stairs at an awards ceremony held by the man I had met at the coffee shop a couple of years before.Claims she was warned: - Was blind
"Thank you for three years and faithful service, here you pay for it". So hånlo he, and gave me a small patch that said "1 free beer". I knew that I was done with the liberal and "politically incorrect" environment for good. Three years without decent wages was enough. Three years where everything I had been taught by good content, good values and language should be left out for the benefit of unnecessary synonyms, at least possible content, and the layers of irony.
Six years later start of the trial against one of the former editors of the same newspaper, and still an important profile in the same environment. 14 women, whereupon one minor, have reported the man for rape. He is accused of nine of them.
Things are starting to go up for me: Already in 2010, the rumors about the man. Party drugs and the after party where most of the men were over 40 - the women around 20 years. Some even younger. It came more and more new young female writers into the editorial to several of the journals that popped up in Oslo's cultural heritage site. Some was still in high school, but it was probably completely normal to be pulled into the after party at the home of 40-year-old kulturmenn.
Normally, in Oslo , I thought. Night&Day-the environment in Trondheim was clean speiderleiren in the relationship, and the impression was it Oslomiljøet also sat with us. We were somehow a little too politically correct and boring up here.the Settlement in the stjerneforfatter-nachspielet Dagbladet Plus
In a long time I have known a little of the shame they that this spring has testified in court also surely must have felt. I've thought that people must believe that I have had to review both neddoping and rape to be the editor. But I can't actually know how these women have had it, where many now have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress after the events. Skilled they were also, and they were just certain that they could get far up and forward without having to keep shut about such events. If only we had an organized workforce.
It was boiling in me at the end. Because there were never any of the contracts that were promised, and finally I realized that this simply was exploitation. I was working full time in another job outside of my redaktørstilling and the other frilansskribentene got spending money. This was not something to live by, it was "see and be seen", while the owners could take out your profit. Some have served well, while the other has been spending.
I moved to Oslo in 2013, and one of my ex-colleagues who now had got a job at a larger medieaktør, met me for lunch to tempt me with something that has a job offer. When I went from the luncheon, and said that I most wanted to work with something a little more "traurig", (traurig = SV) he took my arm, kiss me on the cheek and said, "Remember that it is I who provide the jobs in Oslo".
"Nyliberalismens lube" , called Generation Alvor-man and the current Manifest-leader Magnus Engen Marsdal the "politically incorrect" (u) the culture that existed around Night&Day-the environment in 2002, and has received the flushing further in the premises of other major media houses.
Little did he know for sure then about the trial that would come 17 years later, but he hit the still blink with the title.
In the environment Marsdal criticized was the decent behavior "elitist", while stepping over all moral boundaries was The New Wine. It was as if social democracy had the chain an upper middle-class guttegjeng in Oslo in death, and that now had to rasshølene get a little revenge for the "heavy duringen of grey, the social democratic hell", as if they had studiesirkel in Mathias Faldbakken novels and decided to put all that stood in Macht & Rebel out alive.- Something a little stakkarslig by him,
the district Court has found the so-called "kulturprofilen" guilty of the rape allegations. He has notified an appeal to the court of appeal. He should not be punished in any other way than through the rule of law. At the same time, it is much else that skurrer.
It took a long time between the rumors began to swirl, before the other profiled kulturmennene turned my back to him. Where is their vote in the middle of all this? Why did they not with a showdown with this behavior? Because it was normal? Can the same voices in 2020 say that this is normal? They can take this settlement now? I hope they do - for their non-existent voices around this is exemplary of scary.
I have no experiences even with the frantic partying and the after party with older men - I went back to the social democratic bubble, and organised me after having known the pain of a uteblivende welfare, because I had a involuntary individual underş takings as an editor.
I was painfully aware of the fact that an unsafe work situation means that you are more susceptible than others in the first place. The price for speaking out can be high if you run the risk of losing both income and network. Decent work requires a proper contract of employment and a union representative, who ensures that it becomes easier to say. Decent work requires a stillingsprosent, rather than invoicing with VAT, and the payment of MDMA.
the Organization and union representatives was the foreign word in the Night&Day dictionary. And this applies not only to Night&Day. To get on with the purpose of #metoo, we must work for the good schooling and the organization of workplace culture and media is actually working (Shock! The Horror!). Nyliberalismen should not get more lube into the workplace.- I have obviously misjudged You can submit your article and opinion piece in Dagbladet here
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