The #MeToo movement — victims of sexual harassment and abuse sharing their stories — is getting a TV series on PBS.
The five-part docuseries is titled #MeToo, Now What? Activist and founder of Women for Women International Zainab Salbi hosts the program, which consists of 30-minute episodes.
The episodes will focus on men and women of the movement of all ages.
‘In order for this conversation to create true cultural change, we must talk with the man on the street, in our lives, our colleagues and friends,’ Salbi said in the press release. ‘Equally, we need to have the conversation with the women in our lives to examine why, when we’ve seen sexual misconduct, we’ve often looked the other way when it didn’t impact us directly.’
How we got here
Organizer Tarana Burke first created the movement in 2007.
It then picked up traction when actor Alyssa Milano asked people to tweet ‘Me too’ to share their own stories.
Then came what many are now referring to as the ‘reckoning’. Multiple men in power, including Kevin Spacey, Matt Lauer, and Harvey Weinstein have all faced major consequences for the accusations against them.
‘Topics to be explored include the impact of popular culture on women in the workplace, how race and class factor into the discussion, the social costs of pay inequity and gender discrimination, how men can be engaged in this discussion, and, ultimately, how we begin to chart a path forward,’ the press release further stated.
The series premieres on 2 February.