Over the last few months, there’s been a reckoning in the United States involving sexual harassment in the workplace.
A number of powerful men including Hollywood actors, executives, broadcast newsmen and U.S. politicians were fired or forced to step down because of allegations of sexual misconduct.
And women voiced their solidarity through social media with the hashtag #metoo. With sexual harassment dominating the headlines, is this a new chapter for gender equality in the workplace in the U.S. and around the world?
To discuss all of this:
- Shruti Kapoor, gender equality activist and founder of Sayfty
- Stella Amabilis, fellow, leadership and advocacy for Women in Africa, Georgetown University
- Matthew Gutmann, professor of Anthropology and Director of the Brown International Advanced Research Institutes, Brown University
- Caren Goldberg, associate professor of Management at Bowie State University
"The fastest-moving social change we've seen in decades."
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) December 6, 2017
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao recalls her own #MeToo moment. Chao says sexual harassment and sexual misconduct among men in the workplace is the "dirty little secret" women have dealt with for a long time.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 6, 2017
We have successfully completed 6 #selfdefense workshops with young women in 6 countries during the #16days. Here are pictures from Calgary, CA & Istanbul, Turkey. Thank you, country partners, for facilitating these workshop. More countries: https://t.co/18fp1t4LOY #orangetheworld pic.twitter.com/5Ky95h0CAE
— Sayfty.com (@SayftyCom) December 2, 2017