#Metoo—has the ‘sisterhood’ finally become global or just another product of neoliberal feminism?

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Ghadery, F. (2019). #Metoo—has the ‘sisterhood’ finally become global or just another product of neoliberal feminism? Transnational Legal Theory. 10 (2), pp. 252-274. https://doi.org/10.1080/20414005.2019.1630169
AuthorsGhadery, F.
Abstract

The article discusses the #MeToo movement by reflecting on its origins and recent developments to consider its position in feminist theory. On the one hand, the cross-border proliferation of this hashtag revived the question once posed by liberal feminist Robin Morgan: Has the 'sisterhood' finally become global? Others questioned the deeper meaning of the 'me' as part of #MeToo, wondering whether the need for individual responsibility to come forward indicates that the movement fits only too well with what has been coined neoliberal feminism. Disagreeing with both categorisations, the article positions #MeToo as a transnational feminist consciousness-raising endeavour which can be traced across different places worldwide. Referring to some of these contextualised uses of #MeToo, the article argues that #MeToo has been able to manifest itself as a transnational feminist phenomenon, as it has allowed groups in distinct spaces and localities to take ownership of the varying manifestations of #MeToo.

Keywords#MeToo; feminist theory; sexual harassment; digital activism; transnational movements
Year2019
JournalTransnational Legal Theory
Journal citation10 (2), pp. 252-274
PublisherInforma UK Limited
ISSN2041-4005
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/20414005.2019.1630169
Publication dates
Print03 Apr 2019
Online20 Jun 2019
Publication process dates
Deposited11 Feb 2021
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