A century back, women’s suffrage faced decades of intense opposition.
The women’s suffrage movement attacked the patriarchal structures of American society, and yet the movement fell short of calling for the rights of all women to vote.
With roots in social media, the visibility of women’s sexual assault and harassment testimonies have spread like wildfire, often leading to doubt and dismissal.
#MeToo must not uphold the white supremacy of the women’s suffrage movement.
Critics of the #MeToo movement claim that publicly denouncing sexual assault victimizes men and inverts the presumption of innocent until proven guilty.