Sunday 23 September 2018

Forget the small differences - #MeToo is right on FGM

Prime Time interview: Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre
Prime Time interview: Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

Since it first appeared in the dim and distant days of, oh, about six months ago, the #MeToo movement has become the most successful social media campaign of all time.

What has been particularly interesting is that a campaign which could have fizzled out like the quickly forgotten Occupy Wall Street, has embedded itself in our consciousness and, on the face of it, that can only be a good thing.

It is also, however, a movement that has become so broad that it risks collapsing under the weight of the contradicting philosophies of the people involved.

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