#MeToo, Social Norms, and Sanctions

Berndt Rasmussen, Katharina & Nicolas Olsson Yaouzis | 2019

The Journal of Political Philosophy, Early View, pp.1–23. doi.org/10.1111/jopp.12207

Introduction

In October 2017, following the Harvey Weinstein scandal, US actress Alyssa Milano called upon victims of sexual harassment to unite on social media. Since then, millions of women worldwide have used the hashtag #metoo, a slogan originally coined by activist Tarana Burke in 2006, to push for an end to sexual harassment and violence. Among them were collectives of women from various professions, who set out to highlight workplace harassment, revealing anonymized stories ranging from apparently ‘innocent’ sexist comments to full-blown sexual assaults. The general aim of the #metoo movement was thus both to reveal the scope of the problem and to advocate change.............

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The Journal of Political Philosophy, Early View, pp.1–23. doi.org/10.1111/jopp.12207

Introduction

In October 2017, following the Harvey Weinstein scandal, US actress Alyssa Milano called upon victims of sexual harassment to unite on social media. Since then, millions of women worldwide have used the hashtag #metoo, a slogan originally coined by activist Tarana Burke in 2006, to push for an end to sexual harassment and violence. Among them were collectives of women from various professions, who set out to highlight workplace harassment, revealing anonymized stories ranging from apparently ‘innocent’ sexist comments to full-blown sexual assaults. The general aim of the #metoo movement was thus both to reveal the scope of the problem and to advocate change.............

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