Parker, Kathleen. “A #MeToo Backlash Is Inevitable.” The Washington Post, 2 Feb. 2018, www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-metoo-backlash-is-inevitable/2018/02/02/51d2d626-0860-11e8-b48c-b07fea957bd5_story.html?utm_term=.f08130d06713
This is a popular secondary source opinion piece in the Washington Post about the flawed methodology many participators in the Me Too movement seen to be contributing to. Described as a "high-tech lynch mob", many women are getting their own form of vigilante justice by using social media to publicly out their abusers and have the public attack the accused via social media. Parker argues there are many pros to the Me Too Movement, but this aspect is bound to face backlash from a legal standpoint because the accusers are bypassing fair legal treatment, taking justice into their own hands. I found this helpful in backing up part of Margaret Atwood's statement in calling the actions of the movement similar to a "witch hunt", and echoes Atwood's desire for due process in these cases. Parker also goes into detail about recent accusations that are being debated about online due to the lack of legal evidence. There appears to be a lot of "he said, she said" in these cases. and it is not a productive way to find the truth behind these cases and find true justice in the broken legal system. This would back up my point about the need for better legal accessibility and clarity regarding cases of sexual misconduct.
Chou, Sophie. “PRI's The World: Millions say Me Too, Not Everyone is equally heard.” PRI, www.pri.org/stories/2018-01-23/millions-say-metoo-not-everyone-heard-equally. Sponsered by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation. Partner of OZY Media.
This is a popular secondary source which features a news article and audio recording about the unheard voices in the Me Too movement. Chou does comparative research to show how celebrity voices are the loudest in this movement, not activists or assault survivors. The research is also critical of the predominately Western presence Me Too has, limiting the voices of women who endure cultural pressures and far more oppressive circumstances. The final point which I found interesting is that stories regarding Me Too are often consumed by the (typically white male) perpetrators and not female voices, which seems counter productive to a movement by and for women. I liked how this article was critical of the common media coverage on Me Too and critiqued the coverage on the movement with statistics to back it up. I could use this article to focus on voices not often heard in the common narrative and focus on those perspectives in my podcast.