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Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS): #MeToo Movement

Provides an overview of resources at Fordham University Libraries covering women, gender, and sexuality.

Researching the #MeToo Movement

This page holds a selection of resources on the #MeToo movement. The phrase was coined by Tarana Burke in 2006 and the hashtag was popularized by Alyssa Milano in 2017.

For best results, remember to:

  • Search for articles with the databases listed on the Articles & Databases page. Some databases will recognize #MeToo as a hashtag, while others will separate the words. Experiment using the hashtag as well as spelling out the words separately to see what works.
  • Look through YouTube, Vimeo, podcast platforms, and social media platforms for interviews, speeches, and other commentary with activist leaders to use as primary sources.

Selection of Books

#MeToo Founder Tarana Burke

Video credit: "Me Too Is a Movement, Not A Moment" By Tarana Burke. Includes options for subtitles in various languages. See supporting information and the transcript for more information.

Additional Research Guides

The following research guides may also be helpful for researching #MeToo:

Organizations & MeToo

Nonprofit organizations produce research (known as grey literature) and contain other content that may be examined as primary sources documenting #MeToo.

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