Saturday 17 November 2018

Which witch is which in #MeToo land?

Author Margaret Atwood. Photo: Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images
Author Margaret Atwood. Photo: Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

First the outrage, then the backlash.

The #MeToo movement has been getting something of a kicking in the last week or so, and that was always inevitable. In fact, it remains to be seen whether the whole thing will have any lasting impact or if it will be simply another Occupy Wall Street bandwagon to be discarded when something more interesting comes along.

But one of the most baffling elements of the whole thing has been the controversy over the phrase 'witch-hunt.'

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