Forget the backlash — we need #MeToo now more than ever
My initial reaction to the #MeToo movement, the social media continuation of the sexual misconduct backlash that toppled prominent men like Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein, was surprise. I wasn’t shocked to learn that sexual harassment and assault are so widespread — this has been my daily reality for as long as I can remember — I just didn’t realize that anyone besides the victimized actually cared. Very little in my observations of our culture, our criminal justice system, or the industries where abuse so often flourishes led me to believe that was true.
Watching the accusations and (sometimes half-hearted) apologies roll out across social media felt like watching a bizarre but welcome alternate universe unfold. One where men’s…
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