8. Black Women & the “Me Too” Movement

Alexus Hunt Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Marguerite Culbreath Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Faculty Sponsor(s): Susan Hyatt Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Ronda Henry Anthony Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Black Feminism as described by Hill Collins, a Distinguished University Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park, is the political realization that emerges from the personal experiences of individual black women’s lives. The “Me Too” movement was a phrase created by Tarana Burke while working in Just Be Inc., which was a nonprofit focused on the overall well-being of young women of color. Tarana is a black women who started this revolutionary movement that has given wave to many women coming forward about their cases of rape and or sexual assault. Gender and Race play a huge role in the Me Too movement when it comes to who is being heard the most, who the movement is catering to, and who is the face of the movement. The Me Too movement begins to no longer encompass black women politics and the black women standpoint which is as described by Collins, the focus on black women's politics - their "legacy of struggle" against both racism and sexism. The quickest way to erase anything is to make sure it is never heard. Black women being erased from the Me Too movement is due to two focus point: Racism, Sexism, and Toxic Feminism. My research purpose to uncover black women politics and standpoint through the “Me Too” Movement.
Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies
Poster Presentation

When & Where

Irwin Library 2nd Floor