Look Back, March Forward: #TimesUp #MeToo
In preparation for the upcoming anniversary event: Look Back, March Forward, we would like to share with you the #MeToo and #TimesUp marches that are taking place around the world. We are in a crucial time of awareness surrounding the stories of the brave women who have come forward to share their stories of #MeToo around the world. However we cannot ignore the fact that there are still many concerning responses to the #MeToo movement and the women that have come forward.
Just this week in France, Catherine Deneuve along with others denounced the #MeToo movement in an open letter:
The group of writers, performers, academics and businesswomen denounced a “hatred of men and sexuality” and the recent wave of “denunciations.” Men’s “freedom to pester” is “indispensable to sexual freedom,” they wrote.
This statement is extremely problematic because it centers the privilege of white women and makes it even more difficult for women and especially women of colour to come forward with their stories. French feminist, Caroline De Haas has come forward with an open letter in response to Deneuve that we encourage you all to read and consider signing.
We have also witnessed the abuse that Asia Argento experienced in Italy when she came forward and said #MeToo. So although we are experiencing a revolution certainly in the United States, we still have a lot of work to do worldwide to make the #MeToo, #BalanceTonPorc, and #TimesUp platform available for all women.
The weekend of the anniversary of our record-breaking march, we join forces around the world to once again march for justice, unity, and human rights. Join us in the cities below if you wish to participate in a #TimesUp or #MeToo event.
To find the closest anniversary event near you visit: