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Is #MeToo a West Only Movement?
A look at the #MeToo campaign, which has been criticized for excluding certain voices, is being received outside of the West.
In 2006, the slogan #MeToo started as a movement by American activist Tarana Burke as a way to show solidarity with victims of sexual assault. That slogan went viral overnight in the wake of Hollywood's Harvey Weinstein scandal last October, which prompted women around the world to break a lot of the silence around sexual assault and harassment and began to share their stories, with more than 12 million posts on Facebook in just 24 hours.
"What I tend to see is that the focus of #MeToo is focused more on... more privileged white women in Hollywood, more privileged white women in North America without really acknowledging the kind of community-led efforts that have been going on for decades to end violence against women," said Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah, a Ghanaian writer and director of Communications for the NGO, the Association for Women's Rights in Development.
In this special, Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah, journalist Mona Eltahawy, and Ranjana Kumari, women's rights activist and director of the Centre for Social Research in New Delhi, discuss whether the #MeToo movement is a revolutionary moment and where it needs to go next in order to have an effect beyond Hollywood and the West.
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