The #MeToo movement seems to have sparked a sea change in how we think of sexual harassment. But in this Academic Minute, Kate Manne, assistant professor of philosophy, discusses why our attitudes are still not where they need to be. She is the author of the recently published “Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny.”
As Manne says, “In the wake of the #MeToo campaign, we must ask ourselves the question: ‘How have we contributed to the silence surrounding sexual assault and harassment?’ And, often, the answer is that we only believe the victims we want to: and, conversely, we only heed the evidence against those men we’re not invested in believing in.”
This article also appeared in the Cornell Chronicle.