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Oct 18

#MeToo in India

India is one of the most dangerous countries for women to live in. In recent studies it has ranked number one before countries like Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia. One of the most disturbing events that contributes to the image of India was the gangrape and murderer on a bus in 2012. An event that made protesters take to the streets and women speak up. And they had the ears and eyes of the world upon them.

But the MeToo-movement did not take off in India until a year after the time of the “global” break out in 2017. Just like in the US, and large parts of the world, it was the naming of powerful men in the entertainment and news business that made the movement expand. On October 4, Mahima Kukreja, tweeted that a named popular comedian had sent her an unwanted dickpic. Other women responded by sharing stories of similar behaviour from the comedian. Earlier the ex-Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta named a film veteran who she accused of sexual misconduct and the allegations helped launch the #MeToo movement further in India.

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15
Oct 18

The internet bites back

The Israeli government is trying to hold back the tide of protest against their occupation of Palestine but has discovered the internet is a powerful cyber-activism tool.

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01
Oct 18

The backlash against #MeToo

The backlash against the, initially, celebrated activist movement is possibly a fact and #MeToo has left a somewhat questionable legacy. Women speaking up about sexual harassments became a debate on publishing decision making, when traditional media published content under the hashtag and named men who had not been found guilty in a court of law.


http://arbetartidningen.se/2017/11/03/metoo-maste-bli-en-fraga-for-fackforeningarna/

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