Silencing resistance to the patriarchy

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The #MeToo movement successfully united women to break the long silence surrounding the culture of sexual violence. In that light, it is no surprise that the movement has also been met with resistance since any movement that fights against the existing systems will invariably be found suspect in many ways and be subjected to all kinds of scrutiny. This chapter considers some of the attempts made to resist the successes of the #MeToo movement that have mainly taken place via misrepresentation of the movement’s message, purpose, and actions, and puts this in the context of so-called benevolent sexism and the tendency for women resisting it to be vilified.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of the Politics of the #MeToo Movement
EditorsGiti Chandra, Irma Erlingsdóttir
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780367809263
ISBN (Print)9780367564742
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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