16 Oct 2017

#MeToo: how endemic is sexual harassment?


Too frightened, too intimidated, too ashamed to speak out – but no longer. The hashtag Me Too is now trending fast on social media, as tens of thousands of women and some men share their stories of sexual assault and harassment.

It might have begun as a response to the scandal which has shaken Hollywood, but campaigners say it’s shedding a light on the sheer scale of the abuse of women in all sorts of industries. Cynthia Enloe, an American academic and author, and Laura Bates, an author and founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, discuss how to combat sexual harassment.