* Date : 2017-12-05
The 'MeToo campaign' is spreading fast online. Started by American actress Alyssa Milano, the 'MeToo campaign' calls for sexual harassment victims to come forth and reveal the truth. The 'MeToo campaign' brought to light, a 30 year history of sexual harassment by film producer Harvey Weinstein. After a report revealed that Weinstein not only sexually harassed his female employees, but also female actresses, more and more people have spoken out, claiming to be victims as well. The 'MeToo campaign', a movement where famous stars revealed themselves as victims of sexual harassment! The shockwaves are reverberating beyond the U.S., and throughout the world.
The 'MeToo campaign', which started in the American film industry, is spreading to the world of politics. Those alleged to have committed sexual harassment in the past include candidates for the U.S. senate, incumbent lawmakers, as well as former presidents. Meanwhile, the 'MeToo campaign' is also spreading throughout Europe and also in the fields of the economy, media, sports and more. In Korea, a number of writers and poets were accused as sexual assault offenders in 2016 and the phenomenon similar to the "MeToo campaign" occurred in the cultural world. However, most women in the workplace stay silent even when they experience sexual assault, prompting calls for a 'MeToo campaign' here in Korea as well. This week, the panels will discuss the spread of the 'MeToo campaign' throughout social media and other issues surrounding the topic.