MeToo

Focusing on Bercow won’t change the ‘toxic culture’ of bullying in the Commons

17 October 2018 16:56

Today’s Prime Minister’s Questions was a little shorter than usual. This was partly because, as James says, John Bercow spoke…

The Spectator Podcast: the Diversity Trap

21 June 2018 12:50

In recent days, Lionel Shriver has been in trouble. Her criticism of the publishing industry’s diversity drive has led to…

Corporate puritans want to kill off flirting

14 June 2018 10:00

Quite a long time, five seconds, when you count it. And ever since Netflix reportedly warned its employees not to…

Morgan Freeman and the troubling direction of #MeToo

29 May 2018 14:17

The film awards season is over and Cannes has been handed back to wealthy holiday-makers, yet the #MeToo movement shows…

Lars von Trier’s latest film rightly resists the idea that art must be morally correct and inoffensive

18 May 2018 17:05

Danish director Lars von Trier is back at Cannes Film Festival, proclaiming that ‘it’s all good – we had a…

Award for the most right-on awards ceremony goes to Cannes

17 May 2018 21:39

There’s nothing that screams 2018 feminism more than a bunch of celebrities holding hands on a red carpet. This year’s…

How the MeToo movement is affecting YouToo

27 February 2018 12:57

A well-placed source told me recently that late last year the BBC pulled plans to show the Oscar-winning film American…

The Oxfam scandal is the start of the charities’ MeToo moment

12 February 2018 12:46

It would be interesting, wouldn’t it, to sit in on the meeting today between Oxfam executives and Penny Mordaunt, International…

Expressing an opinion about #MeToo is fraught with danger

10 February 2018 8:30

Hollywood is in an uproar. Some actresses have discovered that some actors and producers are nasty sexual predators. Oh really?…

Oxfam isn’t alone: UN peacekeepers also exploit women in their care

9 February 2018 7:40

A Times investigation has uncovered the terrible fact that women and possibly young girls in Haiti have been exploited by…

The Westminster harassment report could stop a repeat of the ugly side of #MeToo

8 February 2018 18:05

There is clearly a will in Westminster to change the culture of sexual harassment that was so horribly exposed in…

The Spectator Podcast: Lead or go

1 February 2018 16:32

On this week’s episode we’re wondering whether Theresa May can weather this latest storm, speaking to a robot expert (and…

Robert Burns’ #MeToo moment

24 January 2018 10:48

A year ago, I sang ‘Ye Banks and Braes’ by Robert Burns at the annual Scottish banquet at Manhattan’s University…

The #MeToo movement’s feminist dystopia

15 January 2018 17:07

It’s here, at last: the backlash against #MeToo. Finally people are sticking their heads above the parapet and asking if…

The French women who stood up to the #MeToo movement

10 January 2018 16:37

Why the big fuss about the 100 eminent Frenchwomen, including Catherine Deneuve, who have criticised the #Metoo movement as a…

In defence of Matt Damon

20 December 2017 7:00

Movie star Matt Damon has tentatively, politely suggested that the #MeToo cleansing of Hollywood, this chasing of suspected perverts out…

The #MeToo movement reveals feminism’s obsession with victimhood

17 October 2017 11:55

Following a weekend crammed with ever more salacious revelations about Harvey Weinstein, hundreds of thousands of women have now taken…