The Media, Feminism and Women’s Emancipation: The International Standing Working Group on Medialization and Empowerment

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In late 2017, #MeToo began trending on Twitter. Taken up in response to growing allegations of sexual harassment in Hollywood, it quickly became a tangible way for women to show the pervasive nature of gender-based violence and harassment. #MeToo sparked a movement and global reckoning with gender inequality and revealed the mass mobilizing power of social media. But the ability of the media to politicize, mobilize and radicalize issues of women’s rights is not new. Telenovelas and radio...

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