#MeToo: The Role of Social Media in Social Change
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 719 , Segment 3
Episode: Puerto Rico & Recovery, Man Flu, #MeToo
- Jan 5, 2018
- 17:00 mins
Guest: Andrea Press, PhD, Professor of Media Studies and Sociology, University of Virginia The Hollywood awards season begins Sunday with the Golden Globes and the typical “what are you wearing?” conversations on the red carpet are going to go differently: Three hundred prominent women in the entertainment industry this week announced an initiative they're calling "Times Up." They're raising a legal fund to help victims of sexual assault and harassment. They're calling for legislation to punish companies that tolerate harassment. And they're asking women walking the red carpet to speak out and raise awareness by wearing black. Celebrities have played a very prominent role in the #MeToo movement against sexual assault and harassment. Would we even be having this moment at all, if it hadn’t been beautiful actresses who got the ball rolling with their public accusations of Harvey Weinstein? And should we be troubled by that?