They Still Just Don't Get It: The Lessons of the #MeToo Movement Through the Lens of Supreme Court Nominations

23 Pages Posted: 25 Sep 2019

Date Written: April 23, 2019

Abstract

Many have hailed the #MeToo Movement as a turning point in the way this country discusses sexual assault and sexual harassment, but when looking at the #MeToo Movement through the lens of Supreme Court nominations, it is unclear whether the impact of the Movement will be as far reaching as some imagine. The hearing of Anita Hill, which came before the #MeToo Movement, and the hearing of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, which came after the #MeToo Movement, perhaps demonstrate that the #MeToo Movement has reached its limit culturally and now institutional change must be the focus in order for the goals of the #MeToo Movement to be fully realized. Looking to the hearing of Professor Hill to analyze what we should have learned, the #MeToo Movement to assess what we thought we learned, and the hearing of Dr. Ford to recognize what we still have to learn about survivors of sexual assault, this Article begins to develop creative solutions to ensure that our institutions change as our society changes, with the ultimate goal of creating a society where no one else has to say #MeToo.

Keywords: #MeToo, Anita Hill, Christine Blasey Ford, Supreme Court Nominations

Suggested Citation

Grover, MaryAnn, They Still Just Don't Get It: The Lessons of the #MeToo Movement Through the Lens of Supreme Court Nominations (April 23, 2019). 22 Richmond Public Interest Law Review 291, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3444680

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