“Speaking out” is what began the #MeToo movement. But fulfilling its goals will require listening.
Leigh Gilmore, professor emeritus, The Ohio State University, is the author, most recently, of The #MeToo Effect: What Happens When We Believe Women (Columbia University Press, 2023), Tainted Witness (Columbia University Press, 2017) and, with Elizabeth Marshall, Witnessing Girlhood (Fordham University Press, 2019). Her writing has appeared in Signs, Women’s Studies Quarterly, and Feminist Studies, among other places. She writes regularly for WBUR’s Cognoscenti.