The MeToo Movement actually began back in 2007, but 10 years later exploded just last year on social media due to some heavily public celebrity attention to the topic. This has been a heretofore largely ignored and covered up phenomenon, which through the serendipity of perfect timing, finally is getting the attention and scrutiny it deserves.
The Movement, and the fallout from it, also touches on a dark side of the same topic; there has been zealousness, abuses and revenge, and other toxic uses of its key points.
Tonight, we are focusing on the psychology of this movement and the sentiment it embodies, as well as navigating the delicate balance between empowering sexual harassment and abuse victims, and well-vetting claims to protect others from false claims done out of a wide variety of motives (the psychology of which we will also discuss.)
TONIGHT, WE WILL DISCUSS:
1. THE “METOO MOVEMENT,” ITS ORIGINS, AND PURPOSE
2. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE PHENOMENON BEHIND THE MOVEMENT – RAPE CULTURE, COVER-UP CULTURE, ETC.
IN 2 WEEKS, WE WILL DISCUSS:
3. THE DARKER SIDE OF VICTIM RESPONSE – MISUSE OF REPORTING AS REVENGE OR POWER, OVER-EXHUBERANCE, PITCHFORKS & TORCHES CULTURE, LACK OF BALANCE
4. RESOURCES AND ADVICE FOR IMPROVING BOTH VICTIM SUPPORT, AND ACCURACY OF ACCUSATIONS
We'll start the show with some topic relevant classic rock played by Dr. Mathis, followed by "The Rock & Roll Shrink Recalls" (classic rock trivia from Dr. Mathis), and then our discussion.