METOO MOMENTS

In a 2005 video, President Trump boasted about grabbing women by the “pussy” and kissing them against their will. More than twenty women have accused President Trump of sexual assault and rape. One woman accused former Vice-President Joe Biden of rape and several others accuse him of unwanted though non-sexual touching. The MeToo movement, founded by Tarana Burke, calls out a “rape culture” that glorifies masculine sexual privilege and aggression, masking these as normal, disbelieving and blaming victims, and giving impunity to rapists, though this impunity is contingent on their race, wealth, and other social status factors. The MeToo movement advocates believing women, but does not endorse a mandatory belief of all women without investigation.

CATEGORIES

The Divided States of America
Demonization
Dehumanization
Cards and Canards
Who Is "America"? Whose "America" Is It?
Racism & Xenophobia
Immigrant Detentions and Contentions
Man Up
MeToo Movements
Misogyny and Misogynoir
Age-Related
Threats of Harm & Electoral Violence
Bullying, Shaming, and Lying
Transphobia
Homophobia
Pandemic Politics
Unmasked Meanings
God on Our Side
Gun Battles
Black Lives Matter
Pop Archetypes
Fake News, Troll Tidings
Disinformation and Conspiracy "Theories"
Talking Back to the Cap
Making and Remaking America
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Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Florida Atlantic University

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