When black men are harassed

Adia Harvey Wingfield, professor of sociology in Arts & Sciences


There is no doubt that the #MeToo movement has introduced major cultural change. It’s not that this marks the first time women have publicly tried to draw attention to mistreatment from powerful, high-profile men.

But it may well be the first time in modern memory when women’s accusations have had swift, concrete consequences for the men in question, rather than the women themselves being summarily dismissed, disbelieved, or disregarded. It is long overdue for women to receive the benefit of the doubt and for institutions to stop defending and protecting those who create unsafe work environments.

But while women are finally being believed, sexual harassment and violence isn’t gender-specific.

Read the full piece in Slate.

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