A key theme which seemed to play a significant role in the backlash towards the #MeToo movement was the concept of masculinity, which I will be discussing today.
The #MeToo movement has challenged gender norms on a global scale and it is apparent that those who uphold patriarchal ideologies have retaliated.
Consciousness-raising became popularised in the late 1960s and early 1970s during the second wave of feminism. According to bell hooks (2000), women would form groups within their community which provided an important space for them to vent about and heal from sexist experiences.
I have recently completed my final year at university which has been a rather strange experience. I never thought I would be completing my honours degree in the midst of a global crisis. However, I have learned so much from my time at university which I am enormously grateful for! Particularly, I learned a lot from my final year dissertation which focused on the #MeToo movement.
This is a blog post about my personal experience of volunteering in the archive for the Glasgow Women’s Library. I have loved being part of the library and I have been given amazing opportunities to expand my knowledge and learn new skills.