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The #MeToo movement

Author: Laurie Collier Hillstrom
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, [2019]
Series: 21st-century turning points.
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This volume provides an overview of the #MeToo Movement and its impact on American society, from Hollywood to factories, campuses, and offices across the country. It discusses late twentieth-century efforts to identify sexual harassment as a longstanding societal problem; explains how the 2016 presidential election brought new attention to this issue; introduces activists who launched it; and surveys impacts of the  Read more...
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Hillstrom, Laurie Collier, 1965-
#MeToo movement.
Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, [2019]
(DLC) 2018034937
(OCoLC)1048660331
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie Collier Hillstrom
ISBN: 144086750X 9781440867507
OCLC Number: 1048658858
Description: 1 online resource (x, 149 pages)
Contents: Chapter 1: Overview of the #MeToo movement --
Chapter 2: Landmark events. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits sex discrimination (1964) --
Sexual harassment enters the lexicon (1975) --
The EEOC issues guidelines on sexual harassment (1980) --
The U.S. Supreme Court recognizes sexual harassment (1986) --
The Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill hearings (1991) --
The Tailhook Convention scandal (1991) --
Employers gain the "Faragher-Ellerth" defense (1998) --
"Vance v. Ball State" narrows employer liability (2013) --
The presidential campaign and election of Donald Trump (2016) --
The Women's March on Washington (2017) --
The Harvey Weinstein scandal (2017) --
Alyssa Milano's #MeToo tweet (2017) --
"Time" magazine recognizes the "silence breakers" (2017) --
Dr. Larry Nassar is convicted of sexually abusing athletes (2018) --
Launch of the Time's Up movement (2018) --
Chapter 3: Impacts of the #MeToo movement. #MeToo in entertainment and the arts --
#MeToo in American politics --
#MeToo and the news media --
Businesses adapt to the #MeToo era --
The global reach of #MeToo --
Dating and relationships in a #MeToo world --
Assessing men's apologies for past harassment --
Chapter 4: Profiles. Sarah Ballard (1984- ): astronomer who raised awareness of sexual harassment in academia --
Tarana Burke (1973- ): civil rights activist and founder of the #MeToo movement --
Terry Crews (1968- ): first male actor to come forward with a Hollywood #MeToo story --
Rachel Denhollander (1985- ): first accuser to come forward in the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case --
Moira Donegan (1990?- ): creator of the "Media Men List" warning women of alleged sexual harassers --
Susan Fowler (1991?- ): software engineer who blew the whistle on sexual harassment in the tech industry --
Anita Hill (1956- ): law professor who accused Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment --
Adama Iwu (1977- ): lobbyist who exposed pervasive sexual harassment in California politics --
Ashley Judd (1968- ): actress and activist whose accusations launched the Weinstein scandal --
Rose McGowan (1973- ): women's rights advocate and vocal opponent of sexism in the entertainment industry --
Alyssa Milano (1972- ): actress and activist whose tweet popularized the #MeToo hashtag --
Monica Ramirez (1977?- ): civil rights attorney and activist whose letter sparked the Time's Up movement --
Katie Roiphe (1968- ): feminist cultural critic known for her controversial views on the #MeToo movement.
Series Title: 21st-century turning points.
Responsibility: Laurie Collier Hillstrom.

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This volume provides an overview of the #MeToo Movement and its impact on American society, from Hollywood to factories, campuses, and offices across the country. It discusses late twentieth-century efforts to identify sexual harassment as a longstanding societal problem; explains how the 2016 presidential election brought new attention to this issue; introduces activists who launched it; and surveys impacts of the movement on American politics, business, and entertainment.

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