Wednesday, January 23

Tag: call-out culture

Turning the tides against sex offenders

Turning the tides against sex offenders

Perspectives
LAST YEAR, numerous women took to social media to narrate their experiences of sexual harassment in Hollywood and to call out those who have harassed them. The Weinstein effect eventually reached the local scene; some notable figures, including prominent artists and indie band members, were proven to be sexual predators. Movements against sexual misconduct were launched, including the #MeToo and the Time’s Up movement. It is undeniable that social media played an important role in jumpstarting the conversation on sexual harassment. The women who came forward through social media with their accounts of harassment led to the condemnation of powerful but sexually abusive men. It also drew attention to the worsening problem of sexual harassment. So why are some people criticizing this