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MeToo Movement Has Women ‘Frail as Victorian Housewives’

Published on January 15, 2018


MeToo Movement Has Women 'Frail as Victorian Housewives'

By Jenn Gidman

Daphne Merkin has some complaints about the current atmosphere.

(NEWSER) – Daphne Merkin is expecting to see more #MeToo hashtags pop up Sunday as female celebrities attending the Golden Globes sport all-black eveningwear in support of the movement against gender inequality and “inappropriate conduct” in Hollywood.

Or should we say “sexual harassment” or “sexual assault”? The conflated, often confusing wording and “lack of distinction regarding what the spectrum of objectionable behavior really is” are just two of the problems Merkin touches on in her op-ed for the New York Times.

In her piece, Merkin reveals her hunch that, despite all of the public displays of solidarity for victims and the shaming of those accused, there are “many of us” (including “longstanding feminists”) who’ve “had it with the reflexive and unnuanced sense of outrage that has accompanied this cause from its inception.”

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