#Me Too Campaign – Creating a Healthy Atmosphere at Work Place for both Females and Males – A Study in the Context of India

Abstract

The #Me-too campaign initiated by a social activist Tarana Burke in the year 2006, has started gaining ground after Alyssa Milano an American Actress took a resort to a spate of Twitter messages in October 2017, asking the victims of sexual assault to come out openly against the predators. This campaign has exposed an internationally famed Hollywood actor, whose career is virtually finished as a result of a sustained and concerted movement by the women victims of his tendency to exploit the vulnerable budding Hollywood actresses. Recently, a section of the Indian female journalists and film T.V. actresses emulated the #MeToo campaign by launching a united campaign against a powerful minister and also Bollywood/T.V. celebrities. In this context, a narrative paper has been prepared to study relevance of this movement in India. There is no doubt that the Indian women have also become aware of their rights as an individual at work places and they feel confident that they can no longer be taken for granted. The #Me-too movement has achieved one significant result – the hope that workplaces will now be safer for women. There is a hope that men will think twice before indulging in obscenities with their female colleagues. This paper will enable the sociologists, feminists, journalists, and others concerned with gender issues to understand zero ground level conditions.



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Dinesh Kapadia, Gujarat State Commission for Unreserved Classes, India

Paper Information
Conference: ECSS2019
Stream: Sociology

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