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How Politics Might Sour the #MeToo Movement

posted on December 11, 2017

For POLITICO, the John C. Danforth Center’s own R. Marie Griffith writes about the historic impact of politics on debates about religion, sexual assault, and power. Griffith recounts that the 1990s experienced an outpouring of sexual assault scandals, similar to what we see today. She explains, “In navigating the sexual harassment debate, conservative Christians both appropriated and distanced themselves from contemporary feminist commitments and ideas.” This selective concern, Griffith suggests, continues today: “We’ll all have to acknowledge that we are primed to believe the accounts of those with whom we share affinities and to disbelieve those with whom we don’t.”

Read at POLITICO Magazine