PBS is releasing a new TV series about the #MeToo movement.
”#MeToo, Now What?” will be a five-part miniseries hosted by Zainab Salbi, humanitarian and founder of Women for Women International.
“In order for this conversation to create true cultural change, we must talk with the man on the street, in our lives, our colleagues and friends,” Salbi said in a press release, according to the Huffington Post. “Equally, we need to have the conversation with the women in our lives to examine why, when we’ve seen sexual misconduct, we’ve often looked the other way when it didn’t impact us directly.”
“How did we get here?”
The show will not only look at the movement itself but also at the cultural shift and its effect on the future.
The press release went on to say that the series would follow men and women who were part of the movement and ask the question: “How did we get here and how can we use this moment to effect positive and lasting change?”
“Topics to be explored include the impact of popular culture on women in the workplace, how race and class factor into the discussion, the social costs of pay inequity and gender discrimination, how men can be engaged in this discussion, and, ultimately, how we begin to chart a path forward.”
The #MeToo movement was created by Tarana Burke in 2007 but gained real ground in the wake of sexual assault allegations against big names like Harvey Weinstein.
Since then, millions of women and several men have come forward with their stories of sexual harassment and sexual assault, showing how pervasive a problem it is in our society. The movement prompted a sort of cultural revolution, with massive backlash against men in positions of power abusing that power against women.
The show will debut on February 2 in 30-minute episodes.