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IQ2 Debate: #MeToo Has Gone Too Far

5 June 2018
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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SYDNEY TOWN HALL
483 GEORGE ST
SYDNEY NSW 2000
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IQ2 covers the biggest issues of our times, building a bridge between ideological extremes to deliver smart, civil and engaging debate. This year IQ2 Australia celebrates its tenth anniversary – and there's never been more important time for respectful conversations about the issues that matter. 

The Ethics Centre and Vivid Ideas present a special IQ2 debate: Has #MeToo gone too far?
 
Has the #MeToo movement gone too far, reversing sexism instead of rebalancing it and labelling awkward sexual encounters as serious assaults? Or has it not yet gone far enough to put criminal men behind bars?

United by social media and shared experiences of harassment and assault, women across the globe are collaborating to create the biggest feminist movement ever. It began in the creative industries with the fall of Hollywood giant Harvey Weinstein. Actress Alyssa Milano’s clarion call for women to tweet #MeToo showed how prevalent the problem was. Next came Australia’s television gardening hero Don Burke. Then comedian Aziz Ansari and “Grace” complicated the movement, dividing opinion on what is abuse and “bad sex” and where women’s agency and vulnerability starts and ends.

Is #MeToo bonding women together to create an inspirational force to affect behavioural change, or is it pitting woman against woman and driving feminism’s efforts backward?


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