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Anita Hill in Beverly Hills, California, Dec. 8, 2017. Willy Sanjuna/Invision/AP

The unique harm of sexual abuse in the black community

Sexual abuse has unique effects on people who are members of the same minority group, research suggests. An expert who has studied the issue in detail explains the added issue of cultural betrayal.
A collection of essays, personal stories, pictures and poetry reflects on the challenges for women who speak out about assault in the age of #MeToo. Mihai Surdu/Shutterstock

Thirty-five voices, one movement: a new book examines #MeToo in Australia

A new anthology collects the voices of 35 contributors on #MeToo in Australia. The book wades into all the difficult areas, from sexual assault to the culture that enables it.
What is toxic masculinity? It generally means men behaving badly. Matheus Ferrero/Unsplash

Stop scolding men for being ‘toxic’

Many hate the fight against toxic masculinity because they don't want to let go of male identity altogether. They don't have to. They just have to let go of the bad parts.
In handing Geoffrey Rush a victory in his defamation case against The Daily Telegraph, the judge said the actor’s reputation was harmed by a “recklessly irresponsible piece of sensational journalism.” Dylan Coker/AAP

Geoffrey Rush’s victory in his defamation case could have a chilling effect on the #MeToo movement

The judgement is a personal and legal vindication for the actor, but it may have unintended side effects for the #MeToo movement and the reporting of sexual harassment allegations.
Thousands of women march on the occasion of International Women’s Day in Mexico City, March 8, 2019. EPA-EFE/Sashenka Gutierrez

#MeToo in Mexico: women finding their voice as campaign gathers force

The backlash against sexual harassment and assault of women in Mexico was slow to get started, but thanks to a Twitter campaign, women in all professions are now beginning to speak out.
Joe Biden greets people at a Delaware pizza parlour shortly after announcing on April 25 he was running for president. Allegations of “inappropriate conduct” by several women have had little impact on his candidacy. (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Biden’s status as Democratic front-runner reveals #MeToo as weak political strategy

Several women recently came forward to complain about "inappropriate conduct" by Joe Biden. Even in the #MeToo age, the allegations appear to have little impact on Biden's status as the front-runner.
It turns out that sexuality research has little interest in … sex … or the pleasure associated with sex. Shutterstock

Is #MeToo casting a shadow on sexual pleasure?

How do you express, feel, communicate, and embody your sexual desires and pleasures in the prevailing social climate?
Tarana Burke created #MeToo in 2006 but it didn’t emerge as a mass social movement until 2017. AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes

Why social movements like #MeToo seem to come out of nowhere

From the French Revolution to #MeToo, social movements often burst into the mainstream with what seems like little warning. Cass Sunstein explains why.
The 2002 installation ‘Rape Garage’ displayed statistics about rape, along with first-person narratives about sexual trauma. Stefanie Bruser, Josh Edwards, Katie Grone and Lindsey Lee. Mixed media site installation at “At Home: A Kentucky Project with Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman.” 2001-2002. Courtesy the Flower Archive, housed at the Pennsylvania State University Archives.

A half-century before the hashtag, artists were on the front lines of #MeToo

Many Renaissance-era masterworks depicted rape and sexual assault as erotic. Beginning in the 1970s, artists worked to redefine rape as a crime of aggression and act of female subjugation.
While in other countries, women are bringing down the powerful men who assaulted and harassed them, in Indonesia assault victims are still struggling to find justice. www.shutterstock.com

#MeToo has skipped Indonesia — here’s why

A combination of a deep-rooted patriarchal culture, conservative religious values and gender-insensitive law enforcement practices still deters Indonesian women from reporting rape.

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