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“#metoo: 5 years of a revolution”. In 2017, the Harvey Weinstein affair broke out in the United States, causing a global shock wave that would free speech against gender-based and sexual violence. According to around fifty articles, reports and opinion pieces, published from October 5 to 15, The world traces the main stages of this revolutionwhich, if it carries some excesses, is the bearer of much progress and immense hopes for the future.
What does #metoo mean? On October 5, 2017, the New York Times published a surveyyou revealing the sexual assault and harassment that famous film producer Harvey Weinstein had been inflicting on many women for years. Leaving Hollywood, the movement is symbolized by this “hashtag” taken up by actress Alyssa Milano ten days later, on October 15, and which is sweeping the social networks, #metoo (“me too”). Other keywords will appear around the world, including #balancetonporc, launched in France by the journalist Sandra Müller. Five years later, let’s take stock of this sexual, cultural, social and legal revolution, in France and around the world. Have things really changed in 2022? Has equality between men and women advanced?
In the program :
We’ll talk all day of the #metoo movement and its impact on your lives and around the world. You will be able to testify in the comments and ask your questions to our speakers during two chats:
- At 10.30 a.m., Reine Pratsenior civil servant, author of two ministerial reports “for equality between women and men in the performing arts” (in 2006 and 2009), andExplode the ceiling. Precis of feminism for the use of the world of culture (Rue de l’échiquier, October 2021), will speak on the impact of the movement #metoo in the world of culture.
- At 2.30 p.m.: Gilles van Kotedeputy director of relations with readers of the Worldand Lorraine de Foucherjournalist in the Society Department (“Feminicides: mechanics of an announced crime”, “Sexual violence in porn: “French Bukkake”, a network of women trafficking”), will answer your questions about the treatment of gender-based and sexual violence and #metoo by The world.
For further :
In the archives of the “World”:
Investigation. “#metoo: and women’s voices were released” (December 22, 2017)
Maintenance. “Juliette Binoche: ‘Women are easily mocked, ridiculed, we need to diminish them'” (October 23, 2017)
Grandstand. “We defend a freedom to importune, essential to sexual freedom” (January 9, 2018)