…even those as amazingly competent as Anita Hill and Christine Blasey Ford. It’s even harder to win. The end of sexual harassment and violence against women requires a mighty feminist movement willing to go beyond hashtags and individual testimony — crucial as both are — to a tenacious and organized force capable of eliminating the power difference between men and women.
It should be a movement, not just a feminist movement. Excluding boys and men is part of the problem. It’s like a tug of war for power.
Hashtags engage a younger generation, so if that’s what keeps them informed and engaged then I have no issue with it. The same applies for personal testimonies.
Additionally because constructs, race, socioeconomic status, and class intersect in this fight causing many non-white women to be excluded/lost from the feminist movement, it should simply be called a movement. Some women have other cow bells around their necks in addition to simply being a woman (like being a woman of color…our color is more prevalent than our sex). Ignoring those are a detriment to those women who also need a voice.
Sane men who are friends with and relatives of sexually predatory and power hungry men are who women need to ally with. Men listen to and respect each other before they respect us…so why not make it a movement instead of making it a feminist movement.