A prolific writer who has three upcoming books in various stages of completion, the 54-year-old Woodson says she is feeling excitement and "some trepidation" about her new job.
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"It all comes from the same root issues of objectification of women, and sexism and racism," she said. "What we're seeing out of this movement is that women are just tired, that there are no consequences for men who do horrible sexist things."
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