Social movements like #MeToo have gained public traction like never before. In this Article, we place those developments within their historical context and chart a path forward. First, we provide a history of the prior unsuccessful attempts to ratify an Equal Rights Amendment, and we discuss that effort’s current legal status and prospects. Then, we briefly review the history of sexual harassment law. Having outlined this historical context, we move to contemporary developments. We describe actions that state legislatures and local municipalities have taken to address the concerns raised by the #MeToo movement. Finally, we discuss how inflection points can lead to change and we make concrete reform suggestions.
Terry M. Dworkin & Cindy A. Schipani,
The Times They Are A-Changin’?: #MeToo and Our Movement Forward,
U. Mich. J. L. Reform
Available at: https://repository.law.umich.edu/mjlr/vol55/iss2/4