#MeToo or #TooMuch? : The Belgian anti-sexism law and the fight against sexism

dc.contributor.advisor Salát, Orsolya
dc.contributor.advisor Gregor, Anikó
dc.contributor.author Albers, Eva
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-20T14:39:26Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-20T14:39:26Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.description Second semester University: Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest en_US
dc.description.abstract In 2017, American film producer Harvey Weinstein fell from grace after a series of disclosures and accusations by several women who said/confessed that they had been sexually assaulted by the Hollywood tycoon. Their revelations ignited a protest movement against sexism that became known over the world as the #MeToo movement. The targets of these accusations are predominantly men in powerful positions. In 2014, Belgium adopted a law that defines sexism and qualifies it as a criminal offense. With this new law against sexism, as with the euthanasia legislation earlier, Belgium took a much more radical position than any other country in Europe today. This thesis addresses three fundamentally intertwined issues: 1) What does #MeToo teach us about the sexist structures of power in a patriarchal order? 2) What does the Belgian anti-sexism law say? 3) Do we need a new (revised, fine-tuned, updated,..) legal framework to heed and protect and defend the claims and concerns of #MeToo, and if so, how can the Belgian anti-sexism law serve as a model or at least a source of inspiration? en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/20.500.11825/803
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.25330/2098
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Global Campus Europe (EMA) theses 2017/2018;
dc.subject patriarchy en_US
dc.subject Belgium en_US
dc.subject gender discrimination en_US
dc.subject law en_US
dc.subject violence against women en_US
dc.title #MeToo or #TooMuch? : The Belgian anti-sexism law and the fight against sexism en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
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