#MeToo, Weinstein and Feminism

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Abstract

This book provides a feminist analysis of #MeToo and the sexual assault allegations against celebrity perpetrators which have emerged since the Weinstein story of October 2017. It argues for the importance of understanding #MeToo in relation to an on-going history of Anglo-American feminist activism, theory and interdisciplinary research. Boyle investigates how speaking out about rape, sexual assault and harassment on social media can be understood in relation to second-wave feminist traditions of consciousness-raising. Her argument explores the media depiction of feminism – and feminists - in the wake of Weinstein and the cultural values associated with men's abuse, particularly within the film and television industries. The book concludes with an exploration of what the #MeToo era has meant for men as victims/survivors and as alleged perpetrators, in relation to narratives of victimisation and of monstrosity.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages144
ISBN (Electronic)9783030282431
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Dec 2019

Keywords

  • #MeToo
  • digital feminism
  • Harvey Weinstein
  • feminism
  • activism
  • feminist media studies

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