“in culture, resistance to change can be violent but also cunning”

Cover image: Protesters at a demonstration called by feminist movements in Nantes, July 10, 2020. LOIC VENANCE/AFP

“#metoo: 5 years of a revolution”. In 2017, the Harvey Weinstein affair broke out in the United States, causing a global shock wave that would give freedom of expression against sexual and gender-based violence. According to fifty articles, reports and opinion pieces, published from October 5 to 15, The world traces the main stages of this revolution that, if it has some excesses, is the bearer of much progress and immense hope for the future.

What does #metoo mean? On October 5, 2017, the New York Times published an investigation that revealed the sexual assaults and harassment to which the famous film producer Harvey Weinstein had subjected many women over the years. Leaving Hollywood, the movement is symbolized by this “hashtag” taken up by actress Alyssa Milano ten days later, on October 15, and which sweeps social networks, #metoo (“me too”). Other keywords will appear around the world, including #balancetonporc, launched in France by journalist Sandra Muller. Five years later, let’s take stock of this sexual, cultural, social and legal revolution, in France and throughout the world. Have things really changed in 2022? Has equality between men and women advanced?

To the program:

we will talk all day of the #metoo movement and its impact on your lives and around the world. You will be able to testify in the comments and ask our speakers your questions during two chats:

  • At 10:30 a.m., Reina Pratsenior civil servant, author of two ministerial reports “for equality between women and men in the performing arts” (in 2006 and 2009), andBlow up the roof. Precis of feminism for the use of the world of culture (Rue de l’échiquier, October 2021), will talk about the impact of the movement #metoo in the world of culture.
  • At 2:30 p.m.: Gilles van Kotedeputy director of reader relations WorldY Lorraine de Foucherjournalist at the service of the Society (“Femicide: mechanics of an announced crime”, “Sexual violence in porn: “French Bukkake”, a network of trafficking in women”), will answer your questions about dealing with sexual and gender-based violence and #metoo by The world.

To go further:

Poll. Five years after #metoo, the shock wave: what has changed in families, at school, in the courts…

Portrait. Tarana Burke, the unknown launcher of #metoo

Interview. “There is a gap between the image we have of sexual and gender-based violence and its reality”

Decrypted. In Hollywood, women now occupy the first places of The titanic change in French film scripts

Grandstand. “It is time to train adults in the culture of respect and equality to educate young people”

Grandstand. Sexual and gender-based violence: “The low number of convictions encourages the search for new ways of working”

In the “World” files:

Poll. “#metoo: and women’s voices were released” (December 22, 2017)

Interview. “Juliette Binoche: “Women are easily mocked, ridiculed, they must be underestimated”” (October 23, 2017)

Grandstand. “We defend a freedom to pester, essential to sexual freedom” (January 9, 2018)

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