#MeToo: Thinking Ahead is the topic of the RIKK – Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference and Gender Equality Studies and Training (GEST) Programme conversation series in spring 2021. The series focuses on #MeToo, its gains as well as the challenges that remain in the fight against harassment, discrimination and violence. The series builds upon two recent books published on the movement, firstly an Icelandic issue of Fléttur, RIKK’s book series, edited by Þorgerður Þorvaldsdóttir, Kristín Pálsdóttir and Elín Björk Jóhannsdóttir, and secondly The Routledge Handbook of the Politics of the #MeToo Movement, edited by Irma Erlingsdóttir, Director of RIKK and GEST, and Giti Chandra, Research Specialist at GEST.
Sigrún Sigurðardóttir and Dalrún J. Eygerðardóttir discuss #MeToo’s effect on the lives and narrations of women. Tonya Haynes and Jeff Hearn take on masculinity in relation to social media and #MeToo in their session. Karen Boyle and Audrey Roofeh look at #MeToo in relation to responsibility and work place culture within local contexts. Marai Larasi and Nichole Leigh Mosty talk about race, immigration, history, and contemporary feminist activism. Rochelle McFee and Pamela Runestad dive into survivor voices and stories. Vinita Chandra and Lisa Salmonsson address the spaces opened up by #MeToo in academia and in work places. Finally, #MeToo’s possibilities and the remaining obstructions are the topic of Nanna Hlín Halldórsdóttir og Eyja Margrét Brynjarsdóttir’s session.