eBook In the Headlines: #MeToo: Women Speak Out Against Sexual Assault, 1st Edition

  • Published By: New York Times Educational Pub
  • ISBN-10: 1642820008
  • ISBN-13: 9781642820003
  • DDC: 362.883
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released March 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019
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It started with an article and grew into a movement. #MeToo was born in the wake of a Pulitzer-prize winning New York Times investigative report on producer Harvey Weinstein's habitual sexual harassment of young women. The hashtag empowered women around the world to share their stories of sexual assault and abuse. Corporations responded by firing dozens of accused CEOs, media moguls, and movie stars, and politicians responded by sponsoring legislation against sexual harassment. This collection of articles tracks the movement from its start. It looks at the international response and inevitable criticism, as well as the future of the movement.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
The Start of the #MeToo Movement.
1: Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades.
2: Statement from Harvey Weinstein.
3: Harvey Weinstein's Fall Opens the Floodgates in Hollywood.
4: #MeToo Floods Social Media with Stories of Harassment and Assault.
5: The Raw Power of #MeToo.
6: The Woman Who Created #MeToo Long before Hashtags.
7: The ‘Click’ Moment: How the Weinstein Scandal Unleashed a Tsunami.
8: ‘The Silence Breakers’ Named Time's Person of the Year for 2017.
The International Response to #MeToo.
9: France Considers Fines for Catcalls as Women Speak Out on Harassment.
10: ‘Revolt’ in France against Sexual Harassment Hits Cultural Resistance.
11: A #MeToo Moment for the European Parliament.
12: Yes, It Happens in Sweden, #Too.
13: In Italy, #MeToo Is More Like ‘Meh’.
14: The #MeToo Moment: What Happened After Women Broke the Silence Elsewhere?.
15: In Canada, a ‘Perfect Storm’ for a #MeToo Reckoning.
The Effects of #MeToo.
16: Men at Work Wonder if They Overstepped with Women, Too.
17: Gymnastics Doctor Who Abused Patients Gets 60 Years for Child Pornography.
18: Larry Nassar Is Sentenced to Another 40 to 125 Years in Prison.
19: Mea Culpa. Kinda Sorta..
20: Alabama Women ‘Make a Stand’ in First Election of the #MeToo Era.
21: The Politics of #HimToo.
22: Microsoft Moves to End Secrecy in Sexual Harassment Claims.
23: Business Schools Now Teaching #MeToo, N.F.L. Protests and Trump.
24: The Patriarchs Are Falling. The Patriarchy Is Stronger Than Ever..
25: Powerful Hollywood Women Unveil Anti-Harassment Action Plan.
26: #MeToo Has Done What the Law Could Not.
Criticism of the #MeToo Movement.
27: Matt Damon Draws Rebukes for Comments on the #MeToo Movement.
28: When #MeToo Goes Too Far.
29: Publicly, We Say #MeToo. Privately, We Have Misgivings..
30: Catherine Deneuve and Others Denounce the #MeToo Movement.
31: Catherine Deneuve Apologizes to Victims after Denouncing #MeToo.
32: Trump, Saying ‘Mere Allegation’ Ruins Lives, Appears to Doubt #MeToo Movement.
33: #MeToo and the Marketing of Female Narrative.
What's Next?.
34: Dear Men: It's You, Too.
35: The #MeToo Stories We're Not Hearing.
36: The Conversation: Seven Women Discuss Work, Fairness, Sex and Ambition.
37: Russell Simmons, R. Kelly, and Why Black Women Can't Say #MeToo.
38: Should We Forgive the Men Who Assaulted Us?.
39: The #MeToo Moment: What's Next?.
40: The #MeToo Moment: I'm a Straight Man. Now What?.
41: Sexual Misconduct Spurs New Elections: The #MeToo Races.
42: #MeToo Called for an Overhaul. Are Workplaces Really Changing?.
Media Literacy Terms.
Media Literacy Questions.