This black body is not yours for the taking

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Ryan, Tess. (2019). This black body is not yours for the taking. In In Fileborn, Bianca and Loney-Howes, Rachel (Ed.). #MeToo and the politics of social change pp. 117-132 Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-15213-0_8
AuthorsRyan, Tess
EditorsFileborn, Bianca and Loney-Howes, Rachel
Abstract

The #MeToo movement signaled that women’s voices will no longer be silenced. Yet the very woman who coined the term ‘MeToo’ had herself been ignored. Tarana Burke, founder of the US-based movement, began her fight in 2006; however, at first she was unrecognized within the #MeToo campaign. This erasure speaks to broader issues regarding Black Women’s representation and power throughout the world. Similarly, Indigenous women have long been relegated to the back of the line when discussing women’s rights in Australia. This chapter examines Indigenous Australian women’s responses to, and inclusion within, the #MeToo movement. In particular, it questions the impact of #MeToo on Aboriginal women in Australia and how we are being recognized in this space. This chapter demonstrates Black Women’s strength in how they speak their truths, calling for a change in Black Women’s representation in Australia.

Keywordsindigenous ; black women; #MeToo; power
Page range117-132
Year2019
Book title#MeToo and the politics of social change
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Place of publicationCham, Switzerland
ISBN9783030152123
9783030152130
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-15213-0_8
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85084391185
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Online02 Sep 2019
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