#MeToo as a variegated phenomenon against men’s violences and abuse: Implications for men and masculinities

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Abstract

#MeToo has also become a long-term, complex, expanding, transnational, and variegated phenomenon, metaphorically marked by different hues that stem from men’s violences and violations. To speak of variegation in this way is to seek to address the dynamic picture across political and spatial shifts, movements and interpretations rather than talking only of diversity or multiplicity. The chapter focuses, first, on what appears distinctive about #MeToo, by way of the metaphor of variegation, in terms of: cyberpolitics, online-/offline; celebrities and the significance of workplaces; the relations of individuals and collectivities; memory, forgetting and surprise; and shifts across sexual harassment, sexual violence, violences. The latter part of the chapter considers the implications of such variegation are for critical analysis, politics, policy and practice of men and masculinities, specifically in terms of: absence-presence; and causes-positionings-responses, that is the differing positionings of men and masculinities before, during and after violences and violations, in relation to #MeToo – before concluding comments on changing men and masculinities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of the Politics of the #MeToo Movement
EditorsGiti Chandra, Irma Erlingsdóttir
Number of pages20
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Publication date2021
Edition1
Pages65-84
ISBN (Print)9780367408473
ISBN (Electronic)9780367409263
Publication statusPublished - 2021
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Keywords

  • 518 Media and communications
  • #MeToo
  • violence
  • abuse
  • men
  • masculinities
  • online

Sustainable Development Goals

  • GOAL 08: Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • GOAL 05: Gender Equality
  • GOAL 03: Good Health and Well-being
  • GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
  • GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

Areas of Strength and Areas of High Potential (AoS and AoHP)

  • AoS: Responsible organising

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