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The dangerous allure of #MeToo

Ida Marie Grødal Halvorsen


#MeToo is an important phenomenon, and one which should be considered seriously by men and women alike. However, it is not a perfect solution to facilitate a common understanding of the issue of sexual harassment, and accordingly, creates some noteworthy tension. It is therefore important to be aware of the advantages, as well as the dangers of #MeToo, rather than trusting its impact blindly. As a sensitive issue, it is important that sexual harassment is addressed and treated with respect, and critical situations should be approached with a level of reflection and consideration. Nevertheless, it is a positive development, so although #MeToo is not perfect, it is an indication of a movement in the right direction.

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