Date of Award

5-19-2019

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Department

Sociology

First Advisor

Susan Rose

Language

English

Abstract

In this paper, I seek to examine this darkness, this messiness and confusion, and to uncover how far it stretches: how much it reveals and how much it hides. I understand that this is a complex project, and I understand that I will most likely only reveal a sliver of the darkness. Despite this reality, I hope that whatever darkness I do unearth is illuminating, and can provide a way forward for the #MeToo movement to become more inclusive of marginalized stories, and therefore enact broader, more impactful and systemic change. In order to begin expanding the spotlight of the #MeToo movement, I will focus on the following research question: In what ways are representations of the #MeToo movement inclusive and in what ways are they exclusive? What are the consequences of this inclusivity and exclusivity?

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