Potential and risks of the #MeToo movement
The #MeToo movement spread rapidly worldwide in the autumn of 2017 following the exposure of sexual abuse allegations in the United States movie industry. It soon became a viral hashtag on social media. The EU-funded FEMONMETOO project will study the potential and risks of the #MeToo campaign as a specific repertoire within a wider digital transnational feminist wave. The project proposes its research as part of the field of the theory of contentious collective action and social movements in the digital era. It will study how and why the #MeToo movement spread so successfully around the world. The project will also examine the dangers related to public sharing of personal experiences, including the identity of the aggressor.
Field of science
- /social sciences/law/human rights/human rights violations/sexual violence
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