Gender in a right-moving world
in Me, not you
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This chapter explores more deeply the setting for contemporary mainstream feminist campaigns against sexual violence. It examines the global ‘war on women’ characterised by violence and attacks on reproductive and other rights. It introduces #MeToo and other campaigns which have resulted from an increased awareness of this ‘war on women’, and especially gendered and sexual violence. It also covers the global swing to the right: this combines attempts to restore traditional gender norms with the use of ‘women’s safety’ as a political football, in attacks on marginalised groups such as Muslims and trans people. This context poses important questions for the feminist movement against sexual violence: what is our role and how do we know who our friends are?

Me, not you

The trouble with mainstream feminism


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