"The #MeToo movement was started in 2006 by Tarana Burke to recognize experiences of sexual assault and harassment, particularly by women of color in low-income communities. The movement encourages women to speak up about experiences of sexual harassment and abuse, seeks to hold perpetrators accountable for their actions, and provides survivors with support.
The #MeToo movement gained more traction and publicity after Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual harassment and abuse by a number of actresses over several decades. The movement has inspired many survivors of harassment to give voice to their stories, often for the first time ever.
Victims are finding solidarity in sharing their experiences and, in some cases, pursuing legal action to hold harassers accountable. The #MeToo movement has had an impact on those in Hollywood and beyond—including clients and their therapists, as we all grapple with next steps to take in regard to sexual harassment and abuse experienced in the workplace.
The Journal of Feminist Family Therapy invites articles for a special issue on the #MeToo movement. We are seeking articles that address research or practice; articles that explore feminist theory, models of therapy, therapist and client experiences of sexual harassment and/or sexual abuse, and/or implications for therapy (or any combination thereof) are welcomed.
Contexts can include but are not limited to the workplace, home, family, and academia. We are particularly interested in articles that highlight intersectionality and/or voices and experiences of marginalized women.
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If you are planning to submit a paper for this special issue, please inform Megan Murphy so we can ensure that we have sufficient reviewers lined up.
Deadline for submission: September 1, 2018.