#Metoo, Social Norms, and Sanctions – Journal of Political Philosophy – article

#Metoo, Social Norms, and Sanctions

Katharina Berndt Rasmussen, Nicolas Olsson Yaouzis | Journal of Political Philosophy


The initial #metoo movement, in many countries, was followed by a further chain of events: public or powerful figures were ‘outed’ as sexual harassers, by traditional media or on public social media accounts. Consequently, many of them were publicly shamed, fired, or otherwise socially sanctioned. The French hashtag #BalanceTonPorc (‘Expose Your Pig’) indeed explicitly encouraged women to name and shame their harassers.

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