#MeToo took off in late 2017 as a campaign, particularly on social media, about the widespread prevalence of men's sexual assault and harassment of women, especially in the workplace. There are a range of valuable feminist commentaries on the campaign and the wider issues. Some of these are listed below.
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Friends and colleagues, here are some of the articles I've been tweeting about. Feel most welcome to follow me, at @MichaelGLFlood. And do feel welcome to check out my:
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I was going to call this, ‘How to pick up women’, but that seems too blunt. Anyway, I’ve come across two articles by women which offer sensible, thoughtful, feminist advice on how to approach a woman on the street whom you’d like to date.
Pick-up artist culture:
By Elwood Watson
My colleague Kenton Bell compiled these two useful lists, one on 'Critical Responses to Emma Watson speech to the UN' and the other on 'Additional pop-cultural readings asking and answering the question: Can Men be Feminists?'.
Critical Responses to Emma Watson speech to the UN.
• “The Most Important Words in Emma Watson's Speech Were About Masculinity” by Nicki Cole
• “Emma Watson Speech Hardly a Game-changer” by Clementine Ford
Anyone who works with young people and is looking for a resource to tackle the vexed question of pornography and its often negative effects would find the ‘It’s time we talked’ website extremely useful.