Description: An article I wrote for my mass media and society class. The assignment intended for us to write about readings or expieriences we encountered outside of class during the week.
Date: May 2018
As the #MeToo movement has slowly taken a backseat on the social media front page, I’ve reflected on how the movement impacted society.
Recently for my professional presentations class I pitched a solution to sexism in a company. As I studied how companies in the last two or three years have handled the situation I was shocked to find how many women have filed lawsuits based on gener discrimination.
Many lawsuits did not have yeild the results the female suers desired, but successfully damaged the companies, or individuals, reputation they targeted.
Many CEO’s have been forced to resign for the sake of their company.
Celebrities and politicians have been targeted and attacked countless times.
Despite the validity of the lawsuits it seems to me as though #metoo secretly means #screwyou. As women cry wolf at leading male figureheads I’ve seen too much revenge and not enough activism.
The vast majority of social media users, prone to sympathizeing with the most pathetic and untrue of causes, picked up the Me Too movement and spread it like Jalepeno cream cheese over a toased asiago bagel-hard and fast.
I’m not saying all women who use the Me Too hashtag are out to get someone and lie to destroy reputations, but there are some that too.
Over active feminism and “woe is me” claims have been far too well-recieved and there’s no stopping it without being acused of being a sexist bigot.