Opinion: Look at the Way #MeToo Stories Are Told
Canadian politics is not above the #MeToo fray.
On the heels of Trudeau’s #MeToo speech in Davos, the allegations against Patrick Brown appear particularly shocking. We should, however, be deeply troubled by the narrative frame that has been imposed on this story.
So far, the Brown ‘bombshell’ is closely tracking a storyline reproduced all too commonly in the #MeToo literature. From complaints against Louis C.K. to Aziz Ansari, we see young women engaged in sexual encounters with older, powerful men. Alcohol is generally involved. These women find themselves in uncomfortable situations, engaged in activity that is less than enjoyable, but that they nevertheless go along with up to a point.
Matthews, Heidi, "Opinion: Look at the Way #MeToo Stories Are Told" (2018). News, Editorials, and Commentaries. 153.