In this opinion piece, David Dayen, author and columnist, argues deficiencies in the criminal justice system have led victims of sexual harassment to publicly identify the perpetrators.
Originally published as "How Our Broken Justice System Led to a Sexual Harassment Crisis," New Republic, 22 Nov. 2017.
In this opinion piece, Laura Gunderson, investigative reporter for the Oregonian, reports that the number of sexual harassment complaints by men has risen. She says sexual harassment can be especially difficult for young men, who may not realize that harassment of men, as well as of women, is illegal. Originally published as "Young men increasingly complain of workplace violations: Teen sexual harassment," Oregonian, 3 Apr. 2014.
In this article, Sarah Jaffee poses the question, “Now we know the issue that unites women across workplaces is abuse by more powerful men, how do we come up with demands that move beyond naming and shaming?”
In this opinion piece, Kunbi Tinuoye, MSNBC correspondent, says that sexual harassment remains a serious problem for women in the workplace. She argues that harassment can be especially targeted at black women because racial stereotypes portray them as sexualized and inferior. Black women may also be unwilling to report harassment because of their precarious position in the job market and because of distrust of law enforcement. Originally published as "Is Sexual Harassment Different from the Perspective of Black Women?", 22 June 2012.
In this opinion piece, Traister addresses the long-term costs associated with speaking out about sexual harassment or abuse. “Is it worth it? Will it ever be? Note: The Cut does have a monthly article limit
How does gendered power work? How does it circulate? How does it become embedded? And most importantly, how can we challenge it? Heather Savigny highlights five key traits of cultural sexism - violence, silencing, disciplining, meritocracy and masculinity - prevalent across the media, entertainment and cultural industries that keep sexist values firmly within popular consciousness. She traces the development of key feminist thinkers before demonstrating how the normalization of misogyny in popular media, culture, news and politics perpetuates patriarchal values within our everyday social and cultural landscape. She argues that we need to understand why #MeToo was necessary in the first place in order to bring about impactful, lasting and meaningful change.
This volume provides a concise but authoritative overview of the #MeToo Movement and its enormous impact on American society, from the studios of Hollywood to factories, campuses, and offices across the country. The 21st Century Turning Points series is a one-stop resource for understanding the people and events changing America today. The #MeToo Movement is devoted to the issue that brought sexual harassment out of the shadows of American culture and into the spotlight. Sparked by revelations of decades of sexual harassment by powerful Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein, the movement quickly uncovered similar abusive behavior by numerous other famous public figures. It also revealed the extent to which sexual harassment has been a persistent problem in many workplace settings across America and the ways in which girls and women are subjected to degrading and discriminatory treatment because of their gender. The book provides a broad perspective on these issues. It discusses late twentieth-century efforts to identify sexual harassment as a longstanding societal problem; explains how the 2016 presidential election brought new attention to this issue; introduces activists who helped to launch the #MeToo Movement; and surveys the impact of the movement on American politics, business, and entertainment. Provides entries devoted to individual events as well as milestones Presents biographical profiles to help readers to understand the motivations and accomplishments of important activists and figures Offers essays that explore the lasting impact of the movement on American life Features an annotated bibliography that directs readers to resources for further study