Professor Lesley Wexler was a recent guest on FOX 32 Chicago, where she spoke about the progression of the #MeToo movement and why the dialogue around campus sexual assaults has pivoted to social media and targeted calls for accountability.
While earlier campus protests against sexual assault were more about educating the public, Wexler said that has changed after #MeToo.
"I think after #MeToo there is a real expectation that people already know that. They know sexual assaults are common and how devastating they are, and instead they are moving to focusing on accountability and really thinking about how institutions and individuals should be held responsible for these assaults. And so I think the real difference is this expectation that after #MeToo, that finally women and other people who are assaulted would be believed and they would see remedies, but a lot of times they haven't. And so I think that has really angered people and they have taken a cue from other movements and have seen that public visibility and public attention is important to getting their message across and being taken seriously."
Watch the full clip at fox32chicago.com.