Home | About | Donate

The #MeToo Movement's Roots in Women Workers' Rights


The #MeToo Movement's Roots in Women Workers' Rights

Peter Dreier

Whenever new protest movements emerge, people look to history for lessons from activists and thinkers who came before. We all stand on the shoulders of those who struggled, sacrificed, and organized to push for a more humane society.

#MeToo is one such movement. It has not only raised awareness about the pervasiveness of sexual harassment and assault—particularly of women—but is also an example of what happens when those who are relegated to a second-class citizenship status come together to speak out.


I’m embarrassed to say I did not know of this dynamic woman until today. (tells you much about a lack of proper education in our country) One important thing here is that she achieved these goals appealing to and aligning herself with women who had a bigger voice than she did and who elevated her voice. That was her smartest move. She didn’t let anger guide her. Anger fueled her sense of injustice. Im just stunned at what she achieved in her career. Do you think “they” have bioengineered those wonderful genes out of the populace? Lol


Thank you for the history about the #MeToo.

This seems to be a continuing problem with USA culture. Once a group becomes identified with a movement ( whether it is parents of cop-murdered children, LGBTQIA, the glass ceiling----you name it) then the public becomes more skeptical of those groups.

The more people that come out of the sexual assault closet, and start fighting against sexual assault by using their voices, and other strengths, the more the public (particularity CHump lovers) turns against the victims, falsely blaming them, and become cheerleaders for those who sexual assault.

America hates victims (did we not originate the armchair psychology term–“playing the victim”?)
and America loves those who victimize.