Full Court Press and Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law Publish Research From 48 Authors
Washington, DC and Berkeley, CA (June 16, 2020) – Full Court Press, the publishing arm of legal publisher Fastcase, along with the Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law today published The Global #MeToo Movement, which details how women on every continent are using the new tools of social media to confront one of the oldest barriers to equality: the threat of violence, including sexual harassment, as a tool of male supremacy.
The 48 authors, from every continent except Antarctica, include leading university professors, NGO activists, and government officials. The first chapter is written by acclaimed feminist legal scholar Catharine MacKinnon. Other contributing authors include a justice of the Israeli Supreme Court, a member of the Irish Senate, and a broad global representation of a new generation of young women. Each chapter documents the #MeToo narrative from a different global perspective, and brings new insights to the fight against discrimination and harassment.
A softcover version of the book will soon be available for $16 in the Full Court Press online bookstore and is available for preorder at https://www.fastcase.com/store/fcp/global-me-too/. An eBook edition is also immediately available for download for a suggested $5 contribution to the Berkeley Center for Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law. Contributions may also be made directly to the center here.
The book was recently featured at a global conference on sexual harassment, which included a panel discussion by several of the authors on the reach of the #MeToo movement. A recording of the panel discussion is available here.
In addition to reports from multiple countries, the compilation discusses how other factors, such as class, caste, disability, race, gender, and sexual orientation, intersect with issues of harassment, and affect the agency of victims to speak out. This timely book discusses effective techniques to fight harassment: real, not symbolic, compliance, abolishment of defamation laws and non-disclosure agreements (“hush clauses”) that silence victims, better corporate governance, and effective workplace investigations.
More information about The Global #MeToo Movement book is available at www.globalmetoobook.com.
To view the catalog of publications available from Full Court Press, visit http://www.fastcase.com/product-category/fcp
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About the Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law
The Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law brings together academics, advocates and activists from around the globe to address the issues of inequality and discrimination as global problems requiring global solutions. It is a project of the School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. For more information, visit https://www.law.berkeley.edu/research/berkeley-center-on-comparative-equality-anti-discrimination-law.