MeToo

How #MeToo could make things worse for victims

26 October 2018 17:34

It’s over a year since the #MeToo scandal of sexual harassment broke. It has shaken up our culture and relationships…

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…