Men in the #MeToo Era

  • Karen BoyleEmail author


Whilst #MeToo and Me Too have centred victim/survivors, what the contemporary moment means for men is a recurring concern. This chapter investigates the position of men in the #MeToo era, focusing first on men as victim/survivors of sexual abuse, including of female perpetrators, before moving on to consider how alleged perpetrators are situated in relation to narratives of victimisation (with a focus on #HimToo and the Kavanaugh hearings) and of monstrosity. Whilst feminist critics have been interested in the connections between “aberrant” and “normal” male behaviour, this chapter demonstrates the enduring appeal of distinction and individualism in understanding male violence. The conclusion connects this with the wider arguments of the book, asserting the importance of understanding #MeToo historically and contextually.


Male victims Perpetrators Himpathy #HimToo Brett Kavanaugh Monsters 


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  1. 1.School of HumanitiesUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUK

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