Saturday October 24, 2020

#MeToo What happened next

It began as a righteous wave of truth-telling from women who’d had enough of being violated and intimidated by sexual predators. But now the backlash against the social movement has arrived, and it’s being led by the most powerful man in the United States, writes Marion McKeone

21st October, 2018
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When Les Moonves, the chairman and chief executive of US entertainment giant CBS, became the 425th high-profile man to be accused of sexual misconduct since the launch of #MeToo a year ago, his dismissal from the network was seen as a bookend of sorts.

The #MeToo movement was forged in the molten-hot outrage that followed the outing of film mogul Harvey Weinstein as a serial sexual predator on October 5, 2017. But the movement has...

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