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State Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez sits behind a stack of reports and findings related to the House Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Task Force.

Rachel Otwell/NPR Illinois

News Local/State
October 17, 2018

IL + #MeToo: “You Can’t Legislate That”

This month marks a year since the Me Too movement went viral as a hashtag on social media (after having first been started in 2006 by Tarana Burke.) This week, we hear from several women in Illinois whose work in government has been affected. Today we hear from State Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez of Springfield who is the Republican spokesperson for the House Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Task Force.

#MeToo and Academia

Women and Gender In Global Perspectives website

News Local/State
October 16, 2018

U Of I Law Professor: Power Dynamics Make Academia ‘Ripe For Abuse’

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, more victims are coming forward to report sexual harassment and assault. But when the victim is a student and the abuser is a professor, the power differential can be a barrier to students speaking out, according to the organizers of an upcoming “#MeToo and Academia” panel discussion at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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