In late 2017, women’s stories of sexual assault, abuse and harassment took the center stage on social media with the hashtag MeToo. But this isn’t the first time people have shared these stories–tales of these experiences have been around for hundreds of years. The MeToo movement itself has been around since 2006. But last fall, the MeToo hashtag went so viral that mainstream media couldn’t ignore it. Today’s guest, the philosopher and the Prindle Institute’s Schaenen scholar Emily McWilliams, explains the connections between the MeToo movement and the philosophical concept known as hermeneutical injustice. Examining Ethics producers Eleanor Price and Christiane Wisehart join Emily for a discussion of the ways movements like MeToo might address the problem of epistemic injustice around sexual violence and harassment.

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Show Notes:

Thanks to Evelyn Brosius for our logo. Featured image by Backbone Campaign, CC BY 2.0. Music used in this episode (in order of appearance):

    1. Cases to Rest” by Blue Dot Sessions
      From the Free Music Archive
      CC BY-NC 4.0
    2. Are We Loose Yet” by Blue Dot Sessions (sections of the song have been looped)
      From the Free Music Archive
      CC BY-NC 4.0
    3. Soothe” by Blue Dot Sessions
      From the Free Music Archive
      CC BY-NC 4.0
    4. Thannoid” by Blue Dot Sessions (sections of the song have been looped)
      From the Free Music Archive
      CC BY-NC 4.0

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