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#MeToo, Weinstein and Feminism

  • Karen BoyleEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter introduces the key concerns of #MeToo, Weinstein and Feminism by establishing the longer history of Anglo-American feminist activism, theory and interdisciplinary research on which it draws. It provides an account of the development of #MeToo in the wake of the reports relating to Harvey Weinstein, but argues for the importance of distinguishing between the hashtag and the wider, and continuing, history of “Me Too” as a movement. This chapter additionally clarifies how the term feminism is used in this book, explores the implications of the focus on the celebrity (alleged) perpetrator and explains the use of the phrase victim/survivor. It concludes by offering an outline of the chapters to follow.

Keywords

#MeToo Harvey Weinstein Feminism Activism Feminist media studies Digital feminism 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of HumanitiesUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUK

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