C. de Maricourt
#MeToo or #MenToo? Expressions of backlash and masculinity politics in the #MeToo era
de Maricourt, C.; Burrell, S.R.
Since #MeToo took the Internet by storm in 2017, it has had transnational social and legal ramifications. However, there has been little research on the repercussions of this movement for the ways in which masculinity has been politicized as questions around its meaning and place in gender relations were brought to the forefront of public discussions. Thirteen semi-structured interviews were conducted with participants from two Western Anglophone men’s groups, one embracing and one opposing feminist ideas. Our findings demonstrate a qualitative shift in contemporary expressions of ‘backlash’ (Faludi, 1993) and ‘masculinity politics’ (Connell, 2005a) in the #MeToo era compared to their initial formulations in the wake of the women’s and men’s movements of the 1960s-1980s, shaped by novel tropes and tactics.
de Maricourt, C., & Burrell, S. (2022). #MeToo or #MenToo? Expressions of backlash and masculinity politics in the #MeToo era. Journal of Men's Studies, 30(1), 49-69. https://doi.org/10.1177/10608265211035794
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||May 27, 2021|
|Online Publication Date||Jul 26, 2021|
|Publication Date||Mar 1, 2022|
|Deposit Date||Jul 14, 2021|
|Publicly Available Date||Jul 15, 2021|
|Journal||The Journal of Men's Studies|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
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