The explosion of awareness and public conversation on bullying, harassment, sexual violence, and exploitation in recent years can hardly have gone unnoticed by anyone in academia. Access to important archaeological sites has apparently been contingent on securing favor from key “Alpha Males.”
Echoing the global #MeToo movement, Chinese social media have raised a new wave of debates on issues of sexual harassment in Chinese educational institutions. Most critiques attend to the unequal power relations in which faculty members offer scholarly opportunities or advancement in exchange for sexual contacts with students, mostly female.
We cannot fully comprehend today’s activism without the complex histories of Black women’s struggles against sexual violence.
For French chefs, inequality begins in culinary school.
#MeToo is an opening for change—but can anthropologists look beyond the media moment to confront sexual violence and transform the discipline?
#MeToo makes us all responsible for confronting sexual harassment.
Medico-legal systems must change how they respond to victims.
Anthropology’s decades-long misrepresentation of this story of sexual violence should inform the discipline’s relationship to #MeToo.
Students, staff, and faculty gather for a cross-generational discussion.
Our engagement with #MeToo must address the structural conditions in which sexual violence thrives.