Holy Cross Professor Describes How ‘#MeToo is Undoing the Devil’s Bargain of the 1990s’

The Washington Post
December 8th, 2017 by 

Ann Blaschke

In recent weeks, prominent members of the entertainment, political, and business worlds have been outed for inappropriate behavior toward women. The revelations were partially spurred by the growth of the #MeToo movement, which demands awareness and dialogue on sexual misconduct in American society. In an article for the Washington Post, Anne Blaschke, visiting assistant professor of history, says that #MeToo is “a reckoning for the victims of the 1990s and male baby boomers who have harassed them since their teens.

“It is women confronting the price tag — acquiescence to male dominance — men attached to access to equality, and finally challenging the core of men’s institutional power: sexual control,” Blaschke writes.

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