Linda Hirshman, acclaimed historian of social movements, delivers the sweeping story of the struggle leading up to #MeToo and beyond: from the first tales of workplace harassment percolating to the surface in the 1970s, to the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal—when liberal women largely forgave Clinton, giving men a free pass for two decades. Many liberals even resisted the movement to end rape on campus.Nevertheless, legal, political, and cultural efforts, often spearheaded by women of color, were quietly paving the way for the take-down of abusers and harassers. Reckoning delivers the stirring tale of a movement catching fire as pioneering women in the media exposed the Harvey Weinsteins of the world and flooded the political landscape. This is a revelatory, essential social history.

Reckoning Details

ReleaseJun 11th, 2019
PublisherHoughton Mifflin Harcourt
GenreFeminism, Nonfiction, History

Reckoning Review

  • Ian
    January 1, 1970
    This is a great historical background up what has led up to the #MeToo movement and why some folks, like black women have been in the struggle and engaged much longer and deeper than white married women. White married women have been a problem - that come to the workforce later and even 52% voted against their own interests in the presidential election.Much to be done and after someone reads this, they will gain some wisdom as to how things must change.
  • PWRL
    January 1, 1970
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